Razer Blade 14 (2014)


Razer Blade 14 (2014)Notebook: Razer Blade 14 (2014) (Blade Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade 14 (2014)

70% Razer Blade
Source: Computer Shopper English
Though it's nice to see that Razer was listening to criticism of last year's Razer Blade for not having full HD resolution, the 3,200x1,800 display of this year's update feels like overcompensating, since it's hard to get playable frame rates at such sky-high resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Comp Reviews English
The 2013 version of the Razer Blade was an amazingly small yet powerful gaming laptop that had an extremely flawed display. Razer has addressed that problem with the 2014 version by including a great ultra high resolution display that also features a touchscreen. This finally makes the system worth its premium price but it does introduce a new problem of reduced battery life which is disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Slim Blade: Razer’s 14 inch Blade gaming laptop reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
It’s expensive though, that much we have to acknowledge, especially at $3499, but you are paying for something that is offering some of the best performance this side of the portable PC gaming world, and that’s something. If you’ve checked out the competition for gaming computers and aren’t impressed, it’s time to see what Razer has to offer, because while it’s not cheap, the Razer Blade 14 is very, very impressive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Razer Blade 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
After three iterations, Razer continues to lead the charge on what a true portable gaming notebook should be. The $2,399 Blade 14 is a near-perfect merging of power and portability, delivering the sleek, sexy chassis I've come to know and love, with enough oomph to knock competitors on their arses. And the 3200 x 1800 display is a sight to behold.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Razer Blade (2014)
Source: PC Mag English
The Razer Blade (2014) is disappointing, mostly because we had such high hopes. Razer still manages to outfit the laptop with some amazing capabilities, but it feels like the company reached too far, too soon, stepping up the resolution at the expense of gameplay, and opting for powerful hardware that chews through battery life and runs alarmingly hot. Past models of the Blade left us eagerly anticipating the point when Razer could finally bring everything together into an ultraportable gaming system that required no compromises, but between the heat, the short battery life, the display issues, and the higher price, we're still left waiting. The previous model, the Editors' Choice Razer Blade (2013), is still available through Razer and other retailers, so it remains our top pick for ultraportable gaming, thanks to better battery life and a more affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade 14 (2014) – лезвие, заточенное под геймера
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Compact size and high performance; ultra-high resolution display; perfect assembly. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Обзор игрового ноутбука Razer Blade: самый тонкий из мощных, самый мощный из тонких
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Elegant look; lightweight; excellent performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2014
Обзор The New Razer Blade — 14-дюймового игрового ноутбука
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; compact size and light weight; comfortable keyboard; very high resolution display; good battery life. Negative: Hot under load; relatively slow and small capacity SSD.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2014
Обзор The New Razer Blade — 14-дюймового игрового ноутбука
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; metal case; comfortable keyboard; very high resolution display; long battery life. Negative: Hot under load; low capacity storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2014
Обзор Razer Blade 2014: Очень Мощный Игровой Ноутбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Compact size and very powerful performance; high-quality screen; comfortable keyboard; efficient and quiet cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2014
Тест игрового ноутбука Razer Blade 14: игры с IGZO
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Excellent gaming performance; lightweight and compact size; stunning display; good design; stylish look. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2014



When it comes to gaming gear, Razer is no stranger. With the introduction of their latest Razer Blade 14 inch laptop designed for gaming, they show why they are one of the top dogs in this industry. The Razer Blade 14 inch runs on an Intel Core i7 4702HQ processor, which comes to no surprise as gaming laptops require the best of the best. The graphical capabilities of the Razer Blade is truly enhanced with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphic card, which is one of the highest performance graphic cards out there in the market.

All the graphical prowess will be of no use if there isn't a screen that is capable of supporting it. Thankfully, this time around, Razer did not disappoint in this aspect. The Razer Blade 14 inch comes with a 14 inch screen with an amazing pixel resolution of 3200 by 1800 pixels, the best of its class and probably among most laptops. Furthermore, the screen comes with a touchscreen, which is a rare for a gaming laptop but still a nice feature to have, especially when coupled with Windows 8.

Despite this powerhouse's extremely high specifications, the laptop itself is thin and light. It is only 0.7 inch thick and weighs 4.47 pounds (2.03 kg), making it very mobile and easy to pack. Unfortunately, the Razer Blade sacrifices its battery power to give all these benefits. But in its defense, a gaming laptop should not be expected to have a great battery life, anyway.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4702HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Razer: Razer is a Californian company, founded in 1998. It is specialized in computer accessories like mouses, mousepads for gamers. In 2011, the first laptop review of a Razer laptop was published.

78.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
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» Gigabyte P35K V2
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» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
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» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
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» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
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» MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-06-19)