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Razer Blade

Specifications

Razer BladeNotebook: Razer Blade (Blade Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 2800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade

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

Comment

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.

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

» 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.


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.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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

Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7500
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2670QM
Medion Akoya P7812-MD98770
GeForce GT 555M, Core i5 2430M
Medion Akoya P7812-MD97938
GeForce GT 555M, Core i5 2430M
Asus N75SF-V2G-TZ117V
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus N75SF-V2G-TZ106V
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 3.7 kg
Asus N75SF-V2G-TZ065V
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 3.7 kg
MSI GX780R-024CS
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 3.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2670QM, 18.4", 3.8 kg
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 3.8 kg
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 3.07 kg
Razer Blade 14 inch 2015
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 14.0", 2 kg
Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Razer Blade 14 (2014)
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 2 kg
Razer Blade 14 inch
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 1.904 kg
Razer Blade Pro 17 inch
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Razer Blade 17 inch Late 2012
GeForce GTX 660M, Core i7 3632QM, 17.3", 3 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Razer Edge Pro
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i7 3517U, 10.1", 1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)