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Razer Blade 14 inch 2016

Specifications

Razer Blade 14 inch 2016
Razer Blade 14 inch 2016 (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
14 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.62% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade 14 inch 2016

Razer Blade
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Of the three new Razer laptops, the Razer Blade is probably my favourite. It’s the best option for someone who needs a good laptop for work, a good laptop for gaming, and doesn’t want to compromise in either direction. It’s expensive, sure – but all thin, light and powerful laptops are. And with a slick design, it’s hard to fault the new Blade.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2016
90% Razer Blade review
Source: Techradar English
We've always appreciated Razer's Blade gaming laptops for their attention to build quality and design. It's something that, at the time of their debut, was a bit lacking in the world of Windows notebooks. From the start, Razer has always been after a very specific type of gamer. And, it's only in this revision that we think we're starting to see who that is. With the addition of Thunderbolt 3, doubling the video RAM and cranking up battery life: Razer has made its Blade a rather appealing option to people that both work (or study) in visual fields and happen to be PC gamers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy. So if you need a laptop today, and can’t wait for the 1070 to go mobile and start making its way into products, the 2016 Blade is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment
Source: PC World English
Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy. So if you need a laptop today, and can’t wait for the 1070 to go mobile and start making its way into products, the 2016 Blade is a solid choice. Just be aware it’s not a very future-proofed option at this point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment
Source: IGN English
Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy. So if you need a laptop today, and can’t wait for the 1070 to go mobile and start making its way into products, the 2016 Blade is a solid choice. Just be aware it’s not a very future-proofed option at this point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Razer Blade 2016 Review
Source: Techspot English
Of course, by that way of thinking you’ll be waiting around for the next big thing indefinitely and never get to enjoy what’s available in the present. As it stands today, the 2016 Blade is an excellent contender for anyone looking for a sleek and lightweight gaming notebook with room to grow. You can likely get a bit more bang for your buck elsewhere although be prepared to take on a bit more bulk in the process.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Razer Blade 2016 (14-inch) review – Skylake hardware and Nvidia GTX 970M GPU
Source: Ultrabook Review English
I’m very impressed with this year’s version of the Razer Blade. It is a very powerful laptop, considering the small size, it gets solid specs, and let’s not forget it still offers decent battery life. On top of that, the 2016 is more affordable than the previous Blades. However, you do have to consider the fact that this laptop still only comes with an Nvidia GTX 970M graphics chip, while soon to be released GTX 1070M laptops should offer a significant performance bump.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Comp Reviews English
Razer's Blade laptop has come a long way from when it was first introduced. The latest version continues to improve on many of the flaws that kept it from being a great laptop for those that want to game on the go. The system offers some great power in a portable package but the price is still quite high. With a little more tweaking, Razer could end up with a truly spectacular laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Computer Shopper English
Stiffer competition over the past year has caused Razer to both improve its 14-inch Blade and lower its price. The 2016 Blade offers the fastest components available in a chassis this size on the processor, graphics, and RAM fronts (not to mention the storage subsystem, with its PCI Express SSDs).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Razer Blade
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's hard not to fall in love with the 2016 Razer Blade, and that's what we like for a machine this expensive. It has an immaculate design that's cool looking yet calm enough to take to work. Performance is very impressive, particularly for something this thin and light. The IGZO QHD+ touch screen is pretty and on my short list for photo and video editors who need good color accuracy and brightness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Razer Blade
Source: Digital Trends English
The Razer Blade is impressive, packing high-end hardware into such a slick chassis, but it comes at a cost. The 2016 Blade starts at $2,000 for the version with a 256GB PCIe SSD. The highest-end Asus UX501 costs just $1,700, and you get a 512GB SSD, 4K touchscreen, and 960M.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Razer Blade
Source: CNet English
Razer, in particular, has the been leading the charge toward more modern-feeling gaming laptops for some time, fitting high-end parts into very slim cases with tastefully understated designs. The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
90% Razer Blade
Source: Laptop Mag English
Pound-for-barely-there-pound, the Razer Blade is the best portable gaming laptop out there. For $1,999, gamers get a laptop that performs as if it were a 17-inch laptop. Thanks to its Core i7 processor and Nvidia graphics with 6GB of RAM, the Blade is a beast, whether it's shredding through enemies or spreadsheets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Razer's latest laptop is sorely tempting my wallet
Source: CNet English
To be honest, I'm still not sure I'll buy a Blade. As much as I love its solid construction and perfectly weighted hinge, I need to see how long the battery lasts. I also generally prefer laptops with 1080p screens. (Games generally run more smoothly on lower-resolution displays.) But I also don't see a lot of gaming desktops in my future -- not now that external graphics are a thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2016

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Razer Blade 2016
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; multi-color backlight. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The unrealistically thin yet powerful Razer Blade 14 inch 2016 almost defies physics. Rounded edges, clean lines and a minimalistic matte black chassis provide the design core, while the multi-colored keyboard backlight breaks through this monotone color scheme. The top cover sports the ionic triple snake Razer logo in green. Display on the Razer Blade 14 inch 2016 is a stunning 14 inch QHD panel at a whooping 3200 x 1800 resolution with touch capability. Colors are rich and deep while the detail produced is simple exceptional. This is mostly due to the Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide panel technology that allows for faster propagation times.

The built-in stereo speakers provide a surprisingly rich sound experience. The Windows 10 system comes with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz base speed, 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM which is non-upgradable, a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX970M GPU with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM and up to 512 GB SSD as internal storage. Other features found on the laptop are Bluetooth 4.1, a 2 MP webcam, a USB 3.1 Type C connector, three USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI out. The Razer Blade 14 inch 2016 comes with a built-in Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack rated at 70 Wh.

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.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.9 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).


82.62%: 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: 2016-03-30)