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Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price. Opinions about the battery and usability are mixed.

portability, performance, design, screen, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Razer Blade Review | Trusted Reviews


Razer Blade review: A thin and light GTX 1060 laptop

Lightweight, but robust design ; VR-ready ; Great processor and GPU performance ; RGB keyboard will appeal to some

Poor battery life ; Shallow keyboard action ; More expensive than rivals

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (

Razer Blade review: An understated laptop with plenty of gaming grit


The new Razer Blade is a powerful, compact and high-spec laptop force to be reckoned with. But how does it fair under normal use?

Impressive visuals and gaming performance ; Comfortable to use for work and gaming ; Understated styling

Expensive ; Noisy cooling during gameplay ; Trackpad can be fiddly ; Smaller storage sizes fill up fast

The Razer Blade 15 is a fully capable laptop with a certain style that wouldn't look out of place in the office, while offering the power and punch to deliver superb gaming results on the go or at home. If cost doesn't put you off, this is certainly a...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Raymond Lau (

Hands on: Razer Blade gaming notebook in Singapore with S$4,000 price tag


Razer's fancy gaming notebook is slim, pretty and innovative, but is it worth the S$4,000 it is asking for?

If you do buy one, bear in mind that this is a first-generation product, and being an early adopter will surely have its pains. You might be hoping that Razer doesn’t announce an Ivy Bridge and GT650M version in a couple of months!

Jun, 2012

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Razer Blade review


Razer's first gaming laptop is impressive, though marred by minor, yet head-scratching flaws. Barring those (and its sky-high price), Razer has a winner on its hands.

Outstanding fit and finishCustomizable LCD keysAbsolutely gorgeous

Subpar audioFinicky hingePortability infringes on performance

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming


Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Razer Blade review: Razer Blade


Razer Blade

The ; has a thin, sleek design, an excellent 17-inch display, fast bootup times, and unique touch-pad UI with a lot of potential for gamers.

The innovative Switchblade UI LED buttons are hard to customize, and the Blade has underpowered graphics for its price.

Razer's first laptop, the Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches, but a high price means you're paying for design -- and for the second-screen signature Switchblade UI interface that doesn't do as much as we hoped it...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (

Razer Blade review (14-inch)


Razer was a company that simply built gaming peripherals — mice, keyboards, headphones, and mousepads. That changed last year. In March 2012, it released the Razer Blade, proclaiming it had built the “world's first true gaming laptop.” The original...

Thin, light, and strong ; Games like a champ ; 6+ hour battery life

Sub-par screen ; Burning hot while gaming ; Touchpad can be finnicky

Third time's the charm

Expert review by : Vivek Gowri (

The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed


Earlier this year, Razer handed me a Blade evaluation unit and told me to go wild. Considering the company had no previous experience with developing PC laptop hardware, I was skeptical about their ability to transition from a manufacturer of gaming...

Though they are unwilling to release sales figures, Razer claims that the original Blade was an unqualified sales hit, with demand far outstripping supply in the first number of weeks after it went on sale. Undoubtedly, they weren’t manufacturing units...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Vivek Gowri, Jarred Walton (

The Razer Blade Review


Razer is, first and foremost, a gaming company. From the company slogan (“By gamers, for gamers”), to partnerships with a number of the most popular game development studios, even the job title on the CEO's business card (it reads Chief Gamer), nothing...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Razer Blade


The Razer Blade is billed as the "world's first true gaming laptop", which includes a set of programmable LCD keys on the palm rest.


Aug, 2011

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