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83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Fast and powerfulExcellent build qualitySlim, beautiful designGood battery life (for a gaming laptop)
Cons
  • Audio is still lackluster (though it has improved)Switchblade UI has potential, but needs work
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
marc
The second-generation Razer Blade is a hard computer to evaluate, in part because...read more
90
Keith04
This laptop and the retina MacBook are similar but this comes in a one size...read more
90
UChoudhari
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

84
 

Speed and features

77
 

Expandability

73
 

Display

78
 

Durability

80
 

Battery life

72
 

Noise

80
 

Design and form factor

84
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
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89
 

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86
 

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80
 
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Critic

88
 

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93
 
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