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Razer Blade (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Razer Blade (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and screen are generally positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad and price.

performance, design, portability, screen, battery

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Razer Blade (2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Razer Blade review (late 2012)

 

Razer's second-generation Blade is what we wanted the original to be: fast, powerful, and impossibly thin for a machine in this class. Unfortunately, it's still almost as expensive as ever.

Fast and powerfulExcellent build qualitySlim, beautiful designGood battery life (for a gaming laptop)

Audio is still lackluster (though it has improved)Switchblade UI has potential, but needs work

It's hard to hit the market with a self-given description as the "world's first true gaming laptop" only to get knocked down by critics. Subpar audio, a finicky hinge and crippled performance were all common complaints about the original Razer Blade....

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) Review

 

Sleek, all-metal build is both high-quality and portable ; Top-end performance, thanks to Max-Q GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU ; 300Hz display, with GPU power to leverage it ; Long battery life for its kind

Expensive ; 512GB of storage is tight for a 17-inch laptop at this price ; Louder-than-average fan noise when gaming

The 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 is essentially a larger, more powerful version of its 15-inch sibling. And that makes it one of highest-performing, most portable premium 17-inch gaming laptops out there.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Razer Blade Pro 17 review: big, bold, and powerful

 

Serious gaming performance in a slim design.

Impressive gaming performance ; Thin, chic design ; Colorful keyboard with fun effects

Just a 512GB SSD in 300Hz models ; Gets hot ; Expensive

The Blade Pro 17 isn’t without compromise, and it isn’t quite the best of the best — but it’s the best of the portable, premium best.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro (GTX 1060)

 

Razer's less expensive take on the Blade Pro packs the premium build and many high-end features of its pricier sibling, but still costs more than the average GTX 1060 gaming laptop.

Gorgeous all-metal design. 120Hz panel. A ton of storage. Solid 1080p gaming performance. Good battery life.

Pricier than average for laptop with GTX 1060 graphics. Relatively dull matte screen.

Bottom Line: Razer's less expensive take on the Blade Pro packs the premium build and many high-end features of its pricier sibling, but still costs more than the average GTX 1060 gaming laptop.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Pro review

 

You know that feeling when you're trying to do something -- anything -- and it's not going right and you say to yourself, "there must be a better way?" The Razer Blade Pro is that better way. The right tool for the job, as the adage goes, assuming that...

The Razer Blade Pro puts Nvidia's top-performing graphics card in a slim laptop that can pass as a work or gaming system. The premium design, 4K-resolution touchscreen and mechanical keyboard make it a pleasure to use.

The mechanical keyboard is clicky and loud, and the right-side trackpad placement remains a design misstep. The laptop and power supply get very hot, and the very loud fans start blowing as soon as you boot up a game.

Razer manages to fit a high-end graphics card into an amazingly thin laptop. Gamers and graphics pros alike will love the performance, but not the loud fans and misplaced touchpad.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Kimber Streams (theverge.com)

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Traditionally, gamers have looked to hefty, monstrous machines with stylish designs — though some prefer the term "ostentatious" — for their portable gaming needs. Even as other laptops get...

Thin and light ; Slim, sturdy design ; Customizable LCD macro keys

Very expensive ; Runs hot ; Poor keyboard ; Switchblade UI lacks game support

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade (fall 2012) review: Better, but still not perfect

 

The newest Razer Blade has faster specs and better graphics, but its most distinctive feature still isn't perfect.

The latest ; has improved graphics and a quad-core, more powerful Core i7 processor in the same thin body, with an excellent 17-inch 1080p display.

The new Blade costs $300 less than the first one, but it's still very expensive compared with competitors. The unique Switchblade UI touch-screen interface doesn't have enough game support to be a killer app.

Faster and better than before, the improved Razer Blade is a better gaming laptop in an impressively thin form, but you're paying for design over practicality.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2012)

 

Slim and sexy, the new Razer Blade laptop offers lighter, more portable gaming, and the slick Switchblade UI, but it will cost you, both in price and features.

Unrivaled portability for a gaming laptop. Innovative Switchblade UI. Decent gaming performance. Intel Core i7-3632QM quad-core processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M graphics processor. Hybrid drive provides speedy performance.

Expensive, given the components. No optical drive. No traditional number pad. Small hard drive.

Unlike most laptops, there is no touchpad on the palmrest, nor is there a numeric pad to the right of the keyboard. Instead, the Blade is equipped with one of Razer's biggest gaming innovations, the Switchblade interface.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Razer Blade R2

 

The original Blade received mixed reviews, and the company wasted no time in hustling out an update.

Terrific gaming performance. Nearly three hours of battery life seems like plenty for a system like this. Can’t complain about the portability

Still suffering from Windows/driver growing pains. Touchpad location takes lots of mental retraining; you’ll be stupidly stabbing at the palm rest for days. No optical drive. No SD reader

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Razer Blade review

 

Update: Looking for the new Razer Blade with more power at a lower price tag? This is where you belong. At CES 2011, over a year ago, Razer showed off an incredible concept beneath glass. The...

Gorgeous design (even cribbed) ; Solid build ; Hugely customizable keys ; Awesome secondary displays

So-so keyboard and touchpad ; Gaming performance doesn't justify price tag ; Terrible speakers ; Switchblade UI buggy and incomplete

A good first effort

Mar, 2012

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