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Razer Blade (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Razer Blade (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the keyboard and usability are mixed. There are some negative comments about the touchpad and price.

performance, design, portability, screen, battery

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Razer Blade (2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

Razer Blade Pro 17 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

If you're after a powerful gaming laptop that'll last you well into the next decade, then the Razer Blade Pro 17 is definitely one to check out.

Plenty of grunt;Can be upgraded;Gorgeous 4K visuals

Super pricey;Poor portability

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade Pro review

 

The ultimate, portable desktop replacement

Fully loaded hardware ; First truly mechanical ‘laptop keyboard’ ; Starboard trackpad placement ; A desktop experience you can finally carry

Off-putting price ; Less than 5 hours of battery life

Equipped with one of the best displays and keyboards ever seen on a laptop, you can finally take your desktop gaming and work experience on the road.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020): Razer’s latest powerhouse is a stunner

 

Could Razer's new 17in powerhouse laptop be the biggest challenger to Apple's 16in MacBook Pro?

Superb gaming performance ; Fantastic smooth gaming screen ; Slim and powerful

4K screen only available on top model ; Expensive

On the other hand, it is very expensive and if it’s simply a powerful, portable machine with a larger screen that you want and the job is photo editing, 3D design or video editing, then the Apple MacBook Pro 16in, makes more sense. Not only is it...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Razer Blade Pro review: A superb laptop for work and play

 

Good performance, consistent thermals and high-quality design combine to make an excellent, if expensive, gaming laptop

Looks fantastic ; Enough power for any AAA gaming title ; Excellent screen

High price ; Gets quite hot

The battery is poor, but that’s no surprise. The larger issue is the price – systems with the same core components regularly cost hundreds of pounds less, but they won’t have the finesse or quality of the Razer. The Blade Pro isn’t cheap, but it’s a...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michelle Ehrhardt (tomshardware.co.uk)

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) Review: Premium Looks, Premium Price

 

Easy on the eyes, but it needs more storage space.

Classy, thin design ; High refresh rate display ; Loud, well-placed speakers ; Razer fixed the shift key

Low storage on all but top configuration ; Shallow key travel ; Similarly priced machines offer stronger gaming performance

The Razer Blade Pro 17 packs decent RTX gaming performance into a slick and thin shell, but some competitors offer more.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Safford (tomshardware.co.uk)

Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Refined RTX

 

Razer's revamped Blade Pro 17 brings RTX graphics and and a smaller footprint, but there's only one screen option, and it isn't great.

Next-gen Wi-Fi and 2.5GB Ethernet ; Good performance and battery life ; Pleasingly understated design

The only way to get more than 512GB of storage is to opt for $3,699 4K model

Razer’s largest laptop gets pleasingly refined and brings along next-generation connectivity. It’s a decent option for big-screen gaming on the go, but stepping above 512GB of storage and a 1080p display is an expensive upgrade.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Raymond Lau (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Razer Blade gaming notebook in Singapore with S$4,000 price tag June 13th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau Gaming 2

 

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

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Razer Blade review (late 2012)

 

Razer's second-generation Blade is what we wanted the original to be: fast, powerful, and impossibly thin for a machine in this class. Unfortunately, it's still almost as expensive as ever.

Fast and powerfulExcellent build qualitySlim, beautiful designGood battery life (for a gaming laptop)

Audio is still lackluster (though it has improved)Switchblade UI has potential, but needs work

It's hard to hit the market with a self-given description as the "world's first true gaming laptop" only to get knocked down by critics. Subpar audio, a finicky hinge and crippled performance were all common complaints about the original Razer Blade....

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro (GTX 1060)

 

Razer's less expensive take on the Blade Pro packs the premium build and many high-end features of its pricier sibling, but still costs more than the average GTX 1060 gaming laptop.

Gorgeous all-metal design. 120Hz panel. A ton of storage. Solid 1080p gaming performance. Good battery life.

Pricier than average for laptop with GTX 1060 graphics. Relatively dull matte screen.

Bottom Line: Razer's less expensive take on the Blade Pro packs the premium build and many high-end features of its pricier sibling, but still costs more than the average GTX 1060 gaming laptop.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Pro review

 

You know that feeling when you're trying to do something -- anything -- and it's not going right and you say to yourself, "there must be a better way?" The Razer Blade Pro is that better way. The right tool for the job, as the adage goes, assuming that...

The Razer Blade Pro puts Nvidia's top-performing graphics card in a slim laptop that can pass as a work or gaming system. The premium design, 4K-resolution touchscreen and mechanical keyboard make it a pleasure to use.

The mechanical keyboard is clicky and loud, and the right-side trackpad placement remains a design misstep. The laptop and power supply get very hot, and the very loud fans start blowing as soon as you boot up a game.

Razer manages to fit a high-end graphics card into an amazingly thin laptop. Gamers and graphics pros alike will love the performance, but not the loud fans and misplaced touchpad.

Feb, 2017

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