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Razer Blade FHD Matte, Kaby Lake

Specifications

Razer Blade FHD Matte, Kaby Lake
Razer Blade FHD Matte, Kaby Lake (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2400Mhz, Dual channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB PCIe SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock
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): 17.9 x 345 x 235 ( = 0.7 x 13.58 x 9.25 in)
Battery
70 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD 2.0MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.44% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade FHD Matte, Kaby Lake

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: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Razer Blade (2017) review: A terrific gaming computer with a few shortcomings
Source: Techno Buffalo English
There are other alternative computers that offer the same specs as the Blade, but none offer the same premium and portable design. And that’s why you should consider Razer’s beefy laptop: To receive a level of refinement few others can match.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% This gaming laptop is one of the best laptops we've ever tested—even for non-gamers
Source: Reviewed.com English
If you like to game on-the-go, you can't get much better than the Blade. Between the slim profile and top-tier components, it not only packs serious computing power, it's also one of the most portable gaming laptops I've ever seen. Whether you're tweaking that presentation at the airport or watching Stranger Things on your morning commute, it's the type of laptop that works well as a productivity machine too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Razer Blade (2017) Review
Source: Techspot English
The main factor that will prevent people from buying the Razer Blade is its price. The Blade starts at $1,900 for the model with 256GB of storage, but really you’ll want to spend at least $2,100 to net yourself a 512GB SSD. This makes the Blade several hundred dollars more expensive than any equivalent GTX 1060 gaming laptop, even slim competitors from MSI and Gigabyte. If you want the best, you’ll need to pay for the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
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: 05/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
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, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Razer Blade Review: The Goldilocks Of Gaming Laptops
Source: The Verge English
But at the end of the day, the Razer Blade is largely effortless machine. While it lacks the customization of a full-sized gaming desktop, Razer’s made great choices when it comes to the Blade’s hardware, leaving you with a powerful, actually portable gaming laptop that looks great and most importantly, plays games great. The Razer Blade may be based in compromises, but Razer seems to have found a niche that makes it just right.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Razer Blade (2017)
Source: Hexus English
The 2017 Blade is without a doubt Razer's best revision to date. Now armed with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, this unmistakable 14in machine has the rare ability to double as an everyday workhorse and a potent full-HD gaming platform.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2017
80% Razer Blade Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
However, if you want all the colors of the rainbow and then some, you might want to consider the Alienware 13 and its incredible OLED display. Starting at $1,799, the Alienware 13 has similar specs and power, although it's somewhat heavier and has shorter battery life. But if you're looking for a VR-ready notebook that's powerful, portable and downright pretty, you can't go wrong with the Razer Blade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
People on the market for an Ultrabook, or Windows-flavoured MacBook Pro rival, have plenty of options. For example, the Dell XPS 15 doesn’t match the Blade for graphical grunt, but it’s cheaper, lighter and, if you go for the GTX 1050 option, is more than good enough for video editing and lightweight gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Razer's 14-inch Blade laptop takes the Kaby Lake plunge
Source: CNet English
Razer made its slim 14-inch Blade into one of the smallest VR-ready PCs last September by dropping in Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. That's now being joined by the latest "Kaby Lake" silicon from Intel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2017

Foreign Reviews

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Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system; slim size.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2017

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.
1.9 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).


84.44%: 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: 2017-03-13)