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Razer Blade 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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Nineteen Industry Awards

This Razer portable PC is one of the most highly awarded of all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

This Razer notebook PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, Tbreak.ae, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all of whom said that this portable PC was marvellous.

The reviewers at Digitaltrends.com, Hardwareheaven.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all endorse this portable PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru both strongly endorse this gaming laptop and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded that this portable PC was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. Hwt.dk gave this notebook PC a "Gold Product of the Year" award and Custompcreview.com gave it an "Awesome Gold Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Blade owners rated this portable PC as exceptional. This means that owners think this Razer portable PC is one of the better notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Good Size

Some customers concluded that the product was thin. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “The best thin gaming PC anywhere” in their review of the Razer Blade and gave the Razer Blade a score of 80 out of 100. Cnet.com also mentioned “Razer's Blade remains one of the thinnest, lightest gaming systems you can get”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches.”.

Three Razer Blade owners who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “It's attractive, thin, lightweight” and scored the product 5 stars. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “From its lightweight, portable design to its significantly improved performance, better graphics”. Gizmodo.in said two years ago “Sexy lightweight chassis”.

A number of Razer Blade owners considered that this laptop was compact. Expert review site Notebookreview.com wrote “The Blade packs a remarkable amount of power into a package as svelte as they come”. Two years ago Gizmodo.in said in their Razer Blade review “Wellbuilt, compact design”.

One Razer Blade owner who bought the Razer Blade thought it was a good body shape. Cnet.com.au scored it 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review “The latest Razer Blade has improved graphics and a quadcore, more powerful Core 7 processor in the same thin body, with an excellent 17inch 1080p display”.

One customer who purchased this laptop considered that it was heavy and bulky. Techradar.com/au/ said “It wanted to prove a powerful machine doesn't have to mean a bulky one” in their Razer Blade review. One Razer Blade owner who purchased the product thought it was good structurally.

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Easy to Use

Four Razer Blade reviewers who bought this laptop reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and wrote on Techradar four years ago “And it's comfortable to work on”. Consumersearch.com mentioned in the same month “Comfortable, responsive keyboard”. Gizmodo.in wrote “Comfortable keyboard” in their review.

Several people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Five years ago expert review site Techradar.com said “Is a joy to use on a day-to-day basis”. Expert website Gizmodo.com said “Bigger, huger, less practical”. Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review “Trackpad is erratic to use”.

Two customers who reviewed the Razer Blade thought it had a good experience. Laptopmag.com scored this laptop 80 out of 100 and said “Sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience” in their review. Evogadget.com mentioned five years ago “And to fully enjoy the best experience, they need from good to very good gadgets” in their review of the Razer Blade.

Two Razer Blade owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Notebookreview.com said “This 0.66″ thin, 4.1 pound notebook can play modern games at higher settings” . Expert website Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The Blade will play any and all modern games at high settings" at its native less-than-HD resolution, reports AnandTech” .

A number of people agreed that the Razer Blade was easy to assemble.

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Good Battery Life

A few people mentioned that the Razer Blade had a good battery life. Three years ago Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “Razer's newest gaming laptop trades ultralong battery life for a fantastic screen” in their review of this laptop. Cnet.com also mentioned “Delivering on function, Razer’s slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life into an excellent PC”. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on PC Mag “Super sleek, delivering top-notch performance and battery life” in their review.

Nice Design

Several people agreed that the Razer Blade was good looking. Three years ago Cnet.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Ah, to be thin and beautiful”. Pcmag.com said five years ago “Slim and sexy” in their review. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Razer has created a beautiful monster”.

Some people who purchased this laptop considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote five years ago “A superthin big-screen gaming laptop that favored sharp design over top-end specs”. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Excellent design and quality” . Consumersearch.com also said “Sleek, attractive design”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was luxurious. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “If you're familiar with last year's Razer Blade, you might feel déjà vu as you start using the 2015 version of the slim and ritzy gaming rig.”.

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Robust

Several Razer Blade reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was well made. Four years ago expert website Notebookreview.com mentioned “Other things we like about the Blade include the superb build quality, elegant design, good k” in their review of this laptop but they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Expert website Gizmodo.com wrote “Razer has spent years trying to build an impossible laptop—a powerful gaming portable with the facade of a thin business machine”. Gizmodo.com also mentioned “Machines designed nearly four years ago still provide the basic model for how to build one correctly today”.

One Razer Blade owner said that it was strong and durable. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Sturdy construction”.

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Good for Gaming

A number of customers concluded that the product was good for gaming. Cnet.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on CNET.com three years ago “This is the best Razer gaming laptop”. Cnet.com also mentioned “The improved Razer Blade is a better gaming laptop in an impressively thin form.”. Cnet.com also mentioned “We live in something of a golden age for PC gaming, with (relatively) inexpensive desktops powering virtual-reality headsets, mainstream gaming laptops that can run nearly any game”.

Good Product Quality

Several customers reckoned that this laptop was good quality. Consumersearch.com wrote four years ago “High quality display” in their review. Gizmodo.in said “Impressive speaker quality” in their review of this laptop. Gizmodo.in also said “Solid quality and design”.

Good Technical Features

One Razer Blade reviewer thought this laptop had good features. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The newest Razer Blade boasts impressive features and great performance, making it the ultraportable gaming machine to beat”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Razer portable PCs and also specifically for Razer gaming laptops and found that in both cases Razer had good ratings.

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Large Storage Capacity

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good storage. Atomicmpc.com.au wrote in their review of this laptop “The first generation of Razer’s Blade laptop had some fairly glaring issues, such as small storage capacity and a huge pricetag”.

Good Connectivity

One Razer Blade owner who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Gizmodo.in wrote in their review “Connectivity options can be better”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it considered that it was quiet. Gizmodo.in mentioned in their Razer Blade review “Quiet while gaming”.

Has a Front Camera

The Razer Blade has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Blade also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Media

The Razer Blade has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Blade.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Very Light

The Razer Blade is quite light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Blade. The weights of gaming laptops that were released one year ago range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Razer Blade has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. In addition, this laptop have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Blade.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Razer Blade has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Blade which do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops of this age and type range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Razer Blade has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers who bought the product agreed that it was not cheap. Five years ago Cnet.com said in their Razer Blade review on expert website CNET.com “The $2,800 Blade is an eye-catching, innovative, expensive gaming PC that looks the part thanks to its thin design, gorgeous 17-inch screen.” and gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Wired.com said in the same month “The notion of “gaming laptops” has been a quixotic — and expensive — one for at least a decade.” in their review. Cnet.com.au mentioned in the same month “It's still very expensive compared with competitors” in their Razer Blade review.

Six Razer Blade reviewers said in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “A higher price and some performance issues leave us recommending last year's model instead”. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote “Razer's 14-inch Blade is its most powerful laptop to date, not to mention its most affordable” but in spite of that they scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com said four years ago “The Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming pricey premium hardware into a petite chassis” in their Razer Blade review yet they gave the Razer Blade a score of 4 stars.

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Poor Support

One Razer Blade owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Blade is 8.5GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Blade.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Blade, the Razer Blade does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the Blade is 960GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Razer Blade has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Blade the display diagonals range from 13" to 19".

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2.2 gigahertz, the Razer Blade has one of the slowest processor frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 3.2 gigahertz, the Razer Blade has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Blade. The average processor boost frequency of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Blade is 3.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Razer Blade

Released Over a Year Ago

This Razer notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

19 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(109)
9 October 2016

Super sleek, delivering top-notch performance and battery life, and loaded with useful extras, the Kaby Lake CPU?equipped Razer Blade Stealth ultraportable laptop is even better than its highly...

PC Mag

16 May 2016

The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on...

16 May 2016

The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on...

12 January 2016

Hands-on with the Razer Blade Stealth Razer formally lifted the lid on its Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook at CES 2016 , and I was desperate to get my hands on one. Fortunately, the company showed... Read more…

11 January 2016

We're impressed with the Razer Blade Stealth's design and specs for under $1000 and will be a great option for those looking for a truly portable gaming laptop. We're still waiting on a price for...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 22 March 2015 by Alex S.

For starters, I am not a verified owner here because I ended up ordering through Razer directly. I have owned gaming desktops and basic laptops since around 2000. I was a little worried switching... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2015 by Morgan T.
(Verified Purchase)

My only other thoughts on the laptop (having only owned it for a few days), are how well it will hold up long term. I have read a few good reviews here and there, and the solid aluminum chassis... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Kevin
Kevin would recommend the Razer Blade 14 inch 2014 (Verified Purchase)

I used this for work and personal gaming. It is very sleek, light, and feel very solid. It is a really great performer in various type of programs especially the ones that can be accelerated by... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by B&H Review
B&H Review would recommend the Razer Blade 14 inch 2014 (Verified Purchase)

I bought it to play GTAV and Fallout 4. It handles both games perfectly while also being light enough to carry as a work laptop. Being a gaming machine the battery life is lacking. It has a TPM... Read more…

Fast
Light weight
Powerful
Tpm
Dumb Default Bios Config
No Home Button
Windows Home Not Pro
Battery Life Not Good
Lacks Power
Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Tahal
Tahal would recommend the Razer Blade 14 inch 2014 (Verified Purchase)

Whether it's for gaming, multimedia enjoyment, work or all of the above, the Razer Blade is a fantastic choice if you need high performance but don't want to sacrifice mobility to get it...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers razer i74702, razer i74702h, razer i74702hq
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