Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1


Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1 (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2000 Euro


Average Score: 82.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1

90% Razer Blade (R2) Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Starting with the build quality and design of the new Razer Blade we have a system which has taken the Ultrabook concept and built a gaming system around it. This of course means a significant change in size to accommodate the large 17" display but also allows a much more flexible choice of components. The overall build quality of the Blade is very good with the metal chassis finished nicely.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Razer New Blade RZ09 17.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Razer's New Blade system corrects many of the performance issues that plagued the original model of thin gaming laptop. In particular, the graphics and processor and now much closer to a full gaming system than the past model. The drawback still is the extreme price tag that is nearly a thousand dollars more than many similarly performance equipped systems.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming
Source: PC World English
So if you're a LAN party aficionado looking for something lighter than the usual massive gaming laptops, Razer's Blade is a sleek system that will turn heads. But if you're looking to acquire a thin, light 17-inch laptop as a tool for photography or other general use, you'll want something else.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2012
PC gaming's concept car
Source: CNet English
The new Blade makes good on its promise of improving its internal specs to a level we expected in the first place. It's still impressively thin, runs games better than before, and has a striking design. However, the Switchblade UI, while innovative in concept, doesn't yet have the sort of gaming support it needs. Who knows when it will. The Blade is the most portable of the big-screen gaming laptops, and the new version improves on the first.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2012
80% Razer Blade (2012)
Source: PC Mag English
If you want truly portable gaming, there's no passing up the Razer Blade (2012). With its lightweight, slim design, and relatively long battery life, the Blade is one of the few gaming laptops that will actually game on the go. It's also one of only two laptops on the market to feature the Switchblade interface (the other is the previous Razer Blade laptop). You'll get better raw performance if you pick up the Editors' Choice Alienware M17X R4, but unlike the Alienware, you actually can pick up the Razer Blade (2012) since it's half the weight. And while the $2,500 price of the Blade may seem a bit steep, it's not hard to justify for on-the-go gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% New Razer Blade Review
Source: T Break English
At the end of the day the new Razer Blade provides a very unique experience for PC gamers. Of course, you can get a far better specced gaming laptop for far more than the single option available on the new Razer Blade, like Alienware; or slightly better specs with a slightly lesser price point, like MSI and ASUS. However, none of those companies have the build of the new Razer Blade, vis-à-vis real portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed
Source: AnandTech English
Though they are unwilling to release sales figures, Razer claims that the original Blade was an unqualified sales hit, with demand far outstripping supply in the first number of weeks after it went on sale. Undoubtedly, they weren’t manufacturing units in any huge volumes, but it’s safe to say that Razer themselves weren’t expecting the Blade to sell as fast as it did. But even though the original Blade was a success, it wasn’t really a hard product to follow up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2012
70% Arcade Fire
Source: Wired Magazine English
While the Blade remains a quirky and wholly unique computing — and gaming — computer, I’m hard-pressed to name a more enjoyable gaming laptop. Using the touchpad instead of a mouse for WASD games isn’t easy, but it’s doable in a pinch — and external mice are still cheap. And hey, Razer would probably love to sell you one of those, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Razer Blade review (late 2012)
Source: Engadget English
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. The reaction among gamers sent a shockwave through Razer, and the company vowed to do better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2012
70% Razer Blade (2012) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
We didn't think it could be done. But Razer has managed to create a highly portable 17.3-inch gaming notebook that delivers remarkable performance for its size. Getting the new quad-core Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX graphics in a sleek 0.88-inch shell is pretty sweet. And, there's no denying that its Switchblade UI is one of the most innovative things we've seen in a gaming notebook in a while.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Razer Blade Review
Source: Techradar English
We're very much impressed. From top to bottom, the Razer Blade is a very well-thought out design, and is a joy to use on a day-to-day basis. The hardest-core gamers will marvel at the quick key effects the customizable Switchblade UI permits. Everyone else will marvel at how cool it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

92% Die Schöne ist jetzt das Biest
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 88%
Spiele-Notebook im Praxis-Check
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: unique device; thin chassis Negative: mediocre performance; high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2012


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

High-end graphics solution as part of the 600M series and the slowest enthusiast GTX model.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
3632QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3632QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".

There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).

82.75%: 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.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-10- 2)