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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.”.
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”.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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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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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