Notebookcheck

Razer Blade Series

Razer Blade 14 (2014)Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M, Intel Core i7 3632QM, Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 14.0 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 1.904kg, 2kg, 3kg, 3.2kg
Price: 1700, 2000, 2800 euro
Average Score: 80.37% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 87%, features: 88%, display: 81%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 82%

 

Razer Blade

Specifications

Razer BladeNotebook: Razer Blade
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: Razer homepage
 Blade (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Hands on: Razer Blade review
Source: Techradar English
Our time with the Razer Blade at PAX Prime 2012 was all too brief, but we were intrigued by the combination of raw power, tight form factor and the stunning Switchblade UI. The Blade impressed us when it was first announced in August 2011 as part of Razer's "PC Gaming's Not Dead campaign", and the San Diego-based computer maker has certainly made its point. This new redesign is very exciting, especially at the not-unaffordable price point of $2499. We look forward to putting the Razer Blade through its paces for a full review!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2012
60% Razer Blade 17.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Razer made a huge splash with the Blade at CES 2012 thanks to its extremely thin profile, fancy LCD backlit keys and trackpad and promise of high gaming performance. For the most part, this system does deliever as being the thinnest 17-inch on the market with its unique trackpad and programmable buttons.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Razer Blade
Source: CNet English
You can't accuse Razer of playing it safe. Razer's first laptop, the Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches, but a high price means you're paying for design -- and for the second-screen signature Switchblade UI interface that doesn't do as much as we hoped it would...yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 70%
The Razer Blade Review
Source: AnandTech English
Before starting on the Blade itself, let’s talk about what it represents to Razer as a company. This is Razer’s first foray into the PC space, and it’s a very, very solid first effort. There are definitely some details that show they’re new to this game, but they’re the kinds of things that Razer will figure out as they move forward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2012
Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview
Source: Tweaktown English
Unfortunately it's going to be out of reach of many and I really hope Razer come back soon with a cheaper model, maybe a 15-inch version with some cut down specs, to open up the Blade laptop to the mass gaming market. To Min and the rest of the Razer team, just don't ditch the SSD though and keep all your cool bits you added to the Blade, as it is a really good product in my opinion and deserves the hype surrounding it. Now, I think I was about to install Battlefield 3 on the Blade, allow me to get back to it, will you?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2012
Razer Blade review: hands-on
Source: T3 English
The Razer Blade is definitely a niche product, and an odd one at that. You’ll get some fast hardware in a well-designed package, but because of the placement of the touch screen, the laptop feels really wide. Even though this thing comes equipped with a large 17.3-inch screen, there’s no optical drive, and hardcore gamers might also find that they’ll run out of space pretty quickly with only 256GB on the SSD. With a $2,700 sticker price, you probably have some incredibly specific gaming needs if you’re the target for this machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2012
Razer Blade: Eyes-on With the 'Future' of PC Gaming
Source: PC World English
It takes quite a bit of bravado to claim that this machine is going to "save PC gaming," but I can see where Razer's going with this. Consoles have stolen the limelight, largely leaving us PC gaming fans stuck with shoddy ports. A product like the Blade is supposed to get people talking again, about the unique features and opportunities you can only get on a PC. I'm still partial to desktops, and that $2800 price tag gives me pause -- it's closer to the higher end of the desktop replacement category. But well heeled gamers take note: this is one to watch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2011

 

Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1

Specifications

Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1Notebook: Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Processor: Intel Core i7 3632QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Razer homepage

Average Score: 82.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

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%
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: Chip.de German DE→EN
Positive: unique device; thin chassis Negative: mediocre performance; high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2012

 

Razer Blade 14 inch

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.

Specifications

Razer Blade 14 inchNotebook: Razer Blade 14 inch
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.904kg
Price: 1700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Razer homepage
 Blade 14 inch (Model)

Average Score: 82.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Razer Blade 14 (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.

Specifications

Razer Blade 14 (2014)Notebook: Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Razer homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

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%
80% Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор игрового ноутбука Razer Blade: самый тонкий из мощных, самый мощный из тонких
Source: 3DNews.ru 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: Ferra.ru 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: Ferra.ru 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

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:

As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and  varying core speeds.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

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

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

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

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

» 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.  

2640M: Very fast dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

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).

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.


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.

17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» 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.

3.2 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


80.37%: 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.

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

» Aorus X3 Plus
Core i7 4860HQ

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 1.8 kg
» Gigabyte Aorus X3+
Core i7 4710HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
» Maingear Pulse 15
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 1.7 kg
» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Gigabyte P35K V2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Gigabyte P35W v2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71611
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.72 kg
» Asus G750JS-T4064H
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.08 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK
Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p-59428492
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ040G
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» HP SlateBook 14-p010nr
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» HP SlateBook 14-p000nf
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 4
» Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo Y40-59423030
Radeon R9 M275, Core i7 4510U
» Asus R453LN-WX085
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4010U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire V7-482P
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
Current Prices
Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade 14 inch
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
Razer Blade
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Razer Blade Series
Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-10- 2)