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Razer Blade (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Razer Blade (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and image quality. The screen and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and price, and there are some mixed opinions about the sound.

performance, portability, screen, image quality, keyboard

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Razer Blade (2017) review

 

Stronger and longer lasting – and now in 4K

Stronger game performance ; Longer battery life ; 4K display option

Still pricey ; Trackpad buttons need to go ; Nothing massively new

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...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review: Razer Blade is the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops

 

Razer updates its 14-inch Blade laptop for a higher-end take on slim gaming.

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review: Razer Blade is the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops

 

Razer updates its 14-inch Blade laptop for a higher-end take on slim gaming.

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Early 2017)

 

The minimally updated Razer Blade shares last year's design and most of its components, but the upgraded processor and improved battery life make it the best ultraportable gaming laptop you can buy.

Sleek, compact metal build. Strong performance improved with Kaby Lake processor. Even longer battery life than before. Supports VR.

Expensive. Light on storage. Fans can get loud when gaming.

The Early 2017 Razer Blade is a modest upgrade with a more powerful processor, faster performance, and measurably improved battery life in the same compact, high-quality design. It's not worth upgrading if you already own a Late 2016 Blade, but if...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Phone 2017 Smartphone Review

 

The Gaming Phone. Gaming at 120 frames! No more stuttering! Many a gamers' dream may have just come true with the release of the Razer Phone 2017. Our review is going to reveal whether or not this smartphone is made just with gamers in mind and how it...

long battery life ; decent gaming performance ; innovative high-contrast 120 Hz display ; decent cameras ; decent stereo speakers ; remained comparatively cool ; accurate touchscreen ; very fast Wi-Fi ; plenty of RAM

not all games and apps support 120 Hz ; no headset included ; no 3.5-mm audio jack ; poor earphone call quality ; high power consumption ; heavy ; moderate throttling under load

In the olden days, gamers were locked up in their dark rooms until the Game Boy, the Razer Phone’s great-great-great-grandfather came along. Today, the Razer Phone allows for mobile gaming on the road at 120 FPS with great stereo sound to boot. The...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Schaar (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

 

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be...

rigid high-quality aluminum case ; thin and sleek ; good Wi-Fi performance ; very good matte display ; Thunderbolt 3.0 + HDMI 2.0

susceptible to finger prints ; very loud under load ; no SD card reader ; significantly shorter battery life than FHD model

In our verdict of the FHD model we have already concluded that the Razer Blade is a premium device. The case is exceptionally well-made, performance was more than decent, and battery life was at an expected level. Surely, this design would find its...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review

 

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...

solid aluminum chassis and high build quality ; slim with upscale looks ; Chroma Keyboard with many options ; good WiFi performance ; matte IPS display ; Thunderbolt 3 + HDMI 2.0 ; very good battery life

prone to fingerprints ; very loud under load ; no SD card reader

It certainly appears to us that Razer has continued to improve the Blade since our first review and eliminated various weaknesses in the process. What remains unchanged is the outstanding chassis, which - as far as the build quality and the finish is...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review: Razer Blade is the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops

 

Razer updates its 14-inch Blade laptop for a higher-end take on slim gaming.

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Razer Blade Stealth review: A fully equipped, great-looking laptop for less than you'd think

 

The new Stealth offers a Core i7 CPU, high-res touchscreen and colorful backlit keyboard at a fantastic value.

The Razer Blade Stealth includes a Core i7 processor and high-res touchscreen even in its lowest-end configuration; it has more ports than other 12-inch laptops and a fun Chroma backlit keyboard.

It's bigger and heavier than 12-inch laptops from Apple, Asus and others. The thick bezel around the screen feels dated and configuration options are limited.

The Razer Blade Stealth offers better specs for less money than the competition, and includes features others lack, such as a high-res touch screen and full-size USB ports. The design is slick, the price is right, but it's not as slim and portable as...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Razer Blade Stealth review: This slick new laptop will make your MacBook Air jealous

 

Packed with features and smartly designed, the Razer Blade Stealth is one of the best laptops you can buy starting under $1,000.

The Razer Blade Stealth is slimmer and lighter than similar laptops from Dell and Apple. Even the base model includes a Core i7 processor and fun Chroma backlit keyboard, and future expansion via an external graphics box for gaming is promising.

Battery life takes a nosedive with the 4K screen. The promised add-on gaming module still has no price or release details.

The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.

Feb, 2016
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