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Razer Blade 14 2015

Specifications

Razer Blade 14 2015
Razer Blade 14 2015 (Blade Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, 344.77, Optimus
Memory
16308 MB 
, 800 MHz, Dual-Channel, 11-11-11-28
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel, 10-point capacitive, IPS, Sharp, Monitor name: LQ140Z1JW01, ID: SHP1401, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Sensors: Ambient light sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 345 x 235 ( = 0.7 x 13.58 x 9.25 in)
Battery
71 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Warranty card, cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide, iBT Audio Monitor, Razer Synapse 2.0
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 370 g ( = 13.05 oz / 0.82 pounds)
Price
2100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.78% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 87%, features: 52%, display: 86% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Razer Blade 14 2015

85% Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?
80% Razer Blade
Source: Digital Trends English
If you want a gaming laptop, and you want one that’s actually portable, you don’t have many choices outside of the Razer Blade. Thankfully, it’s a well-equipped option with an attractive exterior, solid performance, and decent battery life. Unfortunately, you pay a premium for the Blade’s bright spots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Laptop Mag English
Razer continues to dance gracefully along the edge of power and portability. The updated Blade ($2,399) retains some of my favorite things (design, keyboard, display and battery life) and updates the rest with a powerful Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GPU. The result is a laptop that not only delivers solid frame rates, but can also easily double as a powerful multimedia or business notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Computer Shopper English
All told, the Razer Blade remains, as it has since 2013, one of the sleekest and most stylish, not to mention most portable, of gaming laptops. And whereas, in our review of the 2014 model, we suggested the Blade was better off at the 1,600x900 resolution of its predecessor, we can now say with confidence that the 2015 Razer Blade performs well enough to work and play at 1,920x1,080 and higher resolutions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Razer Blade
Source: CNet English
Whether it's for gaming, multimedia enjoyment, work or all of the above, the Razer Blade is a fantastic choice if you need high performance, but don't want to sacrifice mobility to get it. Battery life and price are the only real downsides here. If neither are an issue for you, put it at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 70%
80% Razer Blade 14 inch (2015) Review
Source: Kitguru English
The fact that the Razer Blade 14 is not officially sold or supported in the United Kingdom hasn’t stopped enthusiast users importing it. As we discussed earlier in the review, Amazon are now working with a select group of partners, offering various configurations for sale under the AMAZON PRIME delivery service. These dealers are also offering 1 year technical support and warranty terms, via local UK repair stations. Of course without official support there is an extra risk involved, but hardcore UK Razer gamers wanting the most portable, powerful gaming solution may find this too good to resist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade (2015)
Source: PC Mag English
With a new processor and graphics card, the Razer Blade (2015) delivers better graphics performance and longer battery life than its predecessor, fixing two of the bigger problems I had with the 2014 Blade. Heat is still a big concern, but that's a problem endemic to the category. As it stands, the Razer Blade 2015 not only outshines the 2014 model, it also offers a better overall value than the previous Editors' Choice, the Razer Blade (2013). If you still aren't sold on the new Razer Blade, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K is a great alternative (and our top pick for midpriced gaming laptops), but the Razer Blade (2015) is our Editors' Choice for ultraportable gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

13,6 Zoll Mit Gtx 970M Und Core i7
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
Das MacBook unter den Gaming-Notebooks
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2015
Razer Blade
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2015
80% Razer Blade 14 (2015)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
77% Test: Razer Blade QHD+ notebook
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 40% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%

Comment

Model: Razer's Blade series of gaming laptops combine a high level of power and relative lightweight features for portability. Rather than having a huge screen, the Razer Blade 14 has a 14 inch screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels and a pixel density of 262 ppi. Thus, images are sharp, clear and vibrant, which makes any gaming experience more realistic and immersive. A unique feature of the Razer Blade 14 is the incorporation of the IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) display technology which gives the graphics extra quality, because IGZO screens work at a significantly higher speed than usual a-Si TFT screens. The graphic vibrancy is consistent over wide viewing angles as well.

The Razer Blade 14 has unparalleled portability as it measures only 0.7 inches (1.78 cm) and weighs slightly over 2 kg. The processor in this system is an Intel Core i7 4720HQ with base clock of 2.6 GHz and a Turbo clock of up to 3.6 GHz. Additionally, there are an NVIDIA GEForce GTX 970M graphic card and an integrated Intel graphics card. The NVIDIA Optimus technology is used for graphics switching. There is also a 16 GB RAM and users choose between a 128, 256 or 512 GB SSD.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

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.  


4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 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.


14.00":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).


80.78%: 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.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-02-26)