Razer Blade 2017 UHD, Kaby Lake
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Razer Blade 2017 UHD, Kaby Lake
The Razer Blade is an impressive machine. If a gaming desktop is out of the question and a huge gaming laptop sounds like an unpleasant burden, look no further than Razer’s colorful and slim alternative. The addition of a 4K UHD display, latest Intel processor, and increased memory make for a solid update over past models. The laptop’s ultraportable size is truly impressive, but its loud fans mean many people won’t want to use it in public.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: iTech Post
Razer is known for making innovative yet expensive gaming laptops. The company has successfully carved its niche in the gaming industry with its consistently impressive products that cater to every whim of many a serious gamer. The 2017 Razer Blade is no different. Razer packed some serious features and capabilities into one beautifully designed hardware and came up with a gaming laptop that only the MacBook Pro can rival.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2017
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Good hardware; decent ergonomy; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; noisy under loads; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2017
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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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).
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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