Razer Blade 14 inch

Specifications

Razer Blade 14 inchNotebook: Razer Blade 14 inch (Blade Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.904kg
Price: 1700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 92%, features: 82%, display: 72% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Razer Blade 14 inch

80% Review Razer Blade 14 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A wolf in sheep's clothing. Gaming notebooks do not necessarily have to be big, bulky and heavy. Razer shows that you can also put a lot of performance into a thin case.
84% High-res touchscreen puts Razer's thin gaming laptop a cut above
Source: CNet English
"If the Blade had a display like its 17-inch cousin, this would be an Editors' Choice laptop." That's what I said last year about the Razer Blade 14. This Blade definitely offers up the fantastic display I dreamed of, but it doesn't have the same great battery life -- and it's more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
86% Razer Blade review (2014): a 'no-compromise' premium gaming laptop
Source: Engadget English
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan describes the 2014 Razer Blade as a "no-compromise" gaming laptop, and that's almost accurate. Between the machine's screaming graphics performance, its thin chassis and that new QHD+ touchscreen, I was hard-pressed to find a legitimate complaint. Even so, the shadow of compromise is indeed here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
60% Razer Blade 14"
Source: Digital Versus English
The 14" Razer Blade is a poorly executed great idea. It's thinner and lighter than the competing gaming laptops and has just as good processing and gaming capabilities as the best of them. Unfortunately, it overheats like crazy and has ridiculously low screen contrast, bringing down the overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Razer Blade 14" Gaming Laptop Hands On
Source: Techspot English
With the new 14-inch Razer Blade, the company has created a gaming machine the likes of which we may not have seen for at least another couple of years otherwise. This sort of fearless innovation is exactly what the PC gaming hardware industry needs to take them beyond the big scary boxes and into the hearts and homes of gamers everywhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2013
79% Slim gaming powerhouse brings great battery life
Source: CNet English
In what direction should PC gaming evolve? Tablet, laptop, or hybrid? Experimental or traditional? Ditching gimmicks and delivering on function, Razer’s slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life into an excellent PC. All it lacks a stellar display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Razer Blade Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The original Blade was interesting, but it fell short in performance and portability, making it more of a curiosity than a strong choice for consumers. Now, thanks to new hardware and a new design, Razer fulfilled its original vision. This gaming laptop can handle most games at high detail, yet it provides battery life that’s just a tad above an average Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop review: smaller, faster, lighter
Source: Engadget English
Razer's 14-inch Blade is almost everything we wanted out of the company's first gaming laptop: a smaller, less-expensive machine with longer battery life, more power and a shockingly attractive chassis. These elements lift the machine's stature, defining it not only as a solid gaming machine, but also as a great Windows laptop in general.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
80% Razer Blade 14 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Razer has churned out a sexy and powerful gaming laptop with an amazingly slim profile. The Blade 14's high-end specs allow it to trade shots with heavyweights without breaking a sweat. We also love the customizable, backlit keyboard and more than 8 hours of battery life (when you're not gaming).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Razer Blade Review
Source: Maximum PC English
The Razer Blade isn’t without its flaws, but the fact that it’s half the size of many gaming laptops while offering much more power, all in a super sexy form factor, is crazy. It may not be cheap at $2,000, but Razer’s new philosophy of squeezing the most power per cubic-inch is noble and should be applauded.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Razer Blade (2013)
Source: PC Mag English
From its lightweight, portable design to its significantly improved performance, better graphics, and much longer battery life, it's clear that the Razer Blade (2013) is the laptop to buy if you want PC gaming on the go. Compared to the bulk and weight of other gaming PCs—even portable systems like the Maingear Pulse 11 and the Alienware m14x R2—the 14-inch Razer Blade (2013) is something different. It's not so drastic a change as Razer's other portable gaming PC, the Razer Edge Pro$1,214.15 at Amazon, but with such a clear improvement in performance, battery-life, and overall portability, it's our new Editors' Choice for ultraportable gaming PCs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Razer Blade review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately and despite these few concerns, the Razer Blade sets a new high mark for what a mid-size Windows laptop can and should be. It looks fantastic, exhibits top-notch performance in both day-to-day use and gaming. And it's comfortable to work on. One final note: It's worth mentioning that PC gaming laptops are experiencing an impressive renaissance right now. Ever since Windows 8 released at the end of 2012, we've seen a series of pretty amazing systems come across our desks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 90%
90% Razer Blade 14-Inch
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Record-setting performance on all fronts — including battery life. Impressive portability, particularly for a gaming rig. Looks good, especially if you like snake symbology. TIRED A bit slow to boot. Pricey. No touchscreen. Still no SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Razer Blade 14-Inch Gaming Notebook Review
Source: AnandTech English
I went into reviewing the Razer Blade 14-inch skeptical, and I came out of it largely a believer. Razer has done a million things right with this notebook design, and I actually have a very hard time understanding why a user would spend up for the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro. This 14-inch unit has almost everything you want and very little you don't, and it is the definitive gaming ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Razer Blade 14 unhinges the typical gaming laptop concept: this slender 14-inch slab is far smaller and thinner than a typical gaming laptop but doesn't hold back on the power or specification. Pocket-lint was on hand at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, California, where we spent some time with the Razer Blade 14.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2013

Foreign Reviews

89% Razer Blade (2013) (256GB SSD)
Source: PC Games Hardware - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Razer Blade : le PC portable 14 pouces de luxe pour les joueurs
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: High quality screen; newest components; very thin aluminum case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2014

Comment

Model:

The latest 14 inch Razer Blade is super thin. In fact, it is marketed as the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. It is super light at 1.8 kg and is filled to the brim with power. The design is the Razer Blade’s signature look is all premium stealth plane black with minimalist green accents. It is sturdy without doubt and the keyboard is as perfect as usual for Alienware keyboards. For those familiar with the previous Razer Blades, this latest offering is missing the unique Switchblade interface. This could be a good step into the mainstream market – most people prefer not to learn how to use new interfaces. However, the Switchblade interface was a spark of innovation that was impressive and exciting and some fans will miss it.

The 1600 x 900 TN display provides a purportedly slightly faster response time by milliseconds and allows a thinner profile, but it is not what one expects from a high end device. Under the slim hood is a 2.2 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz with Turbo Boost) Intel Core i7 4702HQ Haswell processor, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA's GTX 765M GPU. With the power saving Haswell core users can expect over 6 hours of battery life for moderate use – previously unheard of from a powerful gaming machine. Most games can run at the highest settings, while the most demanding ones will run well on medium settings. It is not future proof, since it cannot quite handle the most demanding games on the highest settings now, future games will be sure to flummox it. Considering the high price of the Razer Blade, this is unacceptable – but the brand is known to have its fans.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

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.


1.904 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.


82.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Maingear Pulse 14
Core i7 4702MQ

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» Alienware 14
Core i7 4700MQ, 2.94 kg
» Alienware M14x, Haswell
Core i7 4900MQ, 2.8 kg

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» Maingear Pulse 17
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
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» Asus G750JW-NH71
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» Medion Erazer X7611-MD98543
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» MSI GS70-2OD-002US
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» Eurocom Shark 2.0
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» Gigabyte P27K
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» Medion Medion Erazer X7611-MD98541
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» Gigabyte P35K
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» MSI GE70 2OE-008RU
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» Schenker XMG A503
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» MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
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» MSI GS70-65M21621
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» Asus G750JW-T4031
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» MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
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» Digital Storm Veloce
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» One K33-3E
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» MSI GE60H-i765M2811B
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» Micro Express NB5720
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» MSI GE70-i765M287
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» Asus G750JW
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-06-23)