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Razer Blade (2017)

Specifications

Razer Blade (2017)
Razer Blade (2017) (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1404 MHz, Memory: 8008 MHz, GDDR5, 378.92, Optimus
Memory
16278 MB 
, DDR4 Dual-Channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, LP140WF3-SPD1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone combo-jack
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 345 x 236 ( = 0.71 x 13.58 x 9.29 in)
Battery
70 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: webcam
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet Razer Chroma, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.84 kg ( = 64.9 oz / 4.06 pounds), Power Supply: 520 g ( = 18.34 oz / 1.15 pounds)
Price
2149 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.45% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 86%, features: 63%, display: 91% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Razer Blade (2017)

88.7% Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
I Am What I Am. The Razer Blade combines great performance with good mobility and a healthy dose of design. The result is an appealing notebook which weighs in at less than 2 kg and measures less than 20 mm thick. The price is not for the faint of the heart, however.
90% Razer Blade review
Source: Techradar English
The 2017 Razer Blade is stronger and longer lasting than last year’s, making that steep price tag all that much easier to justify. But, as the Blade begins to out-pro the MacBook Pro much less comparable gaming laptops, we'd like to see more original features come to this model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Razer Blade review: Not too big, not too small, but just right
Source: Hardware Zone English
The only other point of contention is how much of a gaming experience can you appreciate from a 14-inch screen as opposed to the more common 15.6-inch gaming notebook models, for which there are plenty of choices. This clearly boils down to personal needs like high portability, yet wanting to have great gaming hardware equivalent to the larger notebooks. If so, the Razer Blade is your clear choice. However, if you clearly prioritize the need for a larger screen for better visual impact, which is quite important for gaming casually or professionally, you should consider the 15.6-inch gaming notebook tier instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Razer Blade review: Not too big, not too small, but just right
Source: Hardware Zone English
The only other point of contention is how much of a gaming experience can you appreciate from a 14-inch screen as opposed to the more common 15.6-inch gaming notebook models, for which there are plenty of choices. This clearly boils down to personal needs like high portability, yet wanting to have great gaming hardware equivalent to the larger notebooks. If so, the Razer Blade is your clear choice. However, if you clearly prioritize the need for a larger screen for better visual impact, which is quite important for gaming casually or professionally, you should consider the 15.6-inch gaming notebook tier instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Razer Blade 2017 Review: Solid Gaming Performance In An Ultrabook Form Factor
Source: Hot Hardware English
Still, the $1899 Razer Blade does so much right that we are more than comfortable recommending it. This machine has been a lot of fun to play with over the last couple of weeks. Yes, there's better price/performance value for the money on the market currently, but we'd be hard-pressed to find another notebook that performs on the level of the Razer Blade in such a sharp, lightweight package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
83% Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review:
Source: CNet English
The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Qualität hat ihren Preis
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2017
87% Test Razer Blade, Un Pc Portable Aussi Puissant Qu'Un Pc Fixe Gamer : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card. 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.  
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.
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.
1.84 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).


86.45%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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