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Razer’s 14-inch Blade is its most powerful laptop to date, not to mention its most affordable. Strong internals, an attractive build and long battery life make it a solid option for gamers and non-gamers alike.
- Fast and powerful
- Excellent trackpad
- Stellar battery life (for a gaming machine)
- Slim, compact and thoroughly attractive
- Middling screen and audio quality
- More expensive (and less powerful) than other machines
The Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming pricey premium hardware into a petite chassis
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE13 ReviewsWired90Razer Blade 14-InchI don’t need to heap on the praise for this machine. It does everything it’s designed to do and more. No hiccups or driver issues (a popular complaint with past Razer machines), no weird fit and finish problems.Engadget8014-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop review: smaller,It's an enthusiast laptop, yes, but one we'd feel comfortable recommending to non-gamers, too. That said, the Blade is still a tough sell for gamers on a budget.PC World80Review: Razerâ€™s Blade is a sleek, smart ultraporThe Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming pricey premium hardware into a petite chassis.PC Mag80Razer Blade (2013)From its lightweight, portable design to its significantly improved performance, better graphics, and much longer battery life, it's clear that the Razer Blade (2013) is the laptop to buy if you want PC gaming on the go.Laptop Magazine80Razer Blade 14 ReviewThe Razer Blade 14 combines long battery life and excellent graphics performance in a slim and sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience.AnandTech80Razer Blade 14-Inch Gaming Notebook ReviewThe 14-inch Blade still has a lot going for it and if you want the thinnest, sleekest gaming notebook out there, this is your one stop shop. I just can't understand how a company would get this close to nailing a design, only to blow it to save a few bucks.CNET80Razer Blade 14 review: Slim gaming powerhouse brinDitching gimmicks and delivering on function, Razer's slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life in an excellent PC. All it lacks a stellar display.Laptop Magazine0Razer Blade 14 Hands-On: Worldâ€™s Thinnest GamingThe first thing we noticed about the Razer Blade 14 is its stunning, all-black aluminum chassis. Like its big brother, the Blade 14 has a number of bright green accents that give it that unique Razer look and feel.PC Mag0Hands On: Razer Blade and Razer Blade ProWe had our first opportunity to see the new 14-inch Razer Blade, and it looks fantastic. ... The new Blade takes that portability further, trimming the weight to 4.13 pounds and measuring only 0.66-inch thick when closed.CNET0New Razer Blade gaming laptop shrinks down to ultrWeighing 4.1 pounds, the Blade has a practical feel. Measuring 13.6 inches by 9.3 inches and 0.66 inch thick, it's a lot smaller than most laptops, but thicker than most ultrabooks -- hence the Retina MacBook Pro comparison. It slid easily into my backpack and made for an easy commute.PC World0Hands on with the new Razer Blade, a gaming UltrabThe new Blade feels like a MacBook Air without the sharp edges, though its sleek, matte black aluminum case feels a little flimsier than the MacBook Air’s aluminum unibody.Engadget0Razer Blade Pro and 14-inch models hands-onWe found that it's a stoutly built machine. There is a teeny bit of flex if you press on the lid, but the keyboard deck is as solid as can be. Furthermore, we found the trackpad to be hyper accurate both with single-finger movements and taps -- among the best we've ever used on a Windows machine.GameSpot80Razer Blade ReviewRazer has done an amazing job of trimming away superfluous features, increasing performance, and decreasing bulk for its new Blade. There's nary a capable Windows gaming notebook that's this portable and good looking, and it's largely due to Razer's affinity for custom parts.Pocket-Lint0Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop pictures and hanThe Razer Blade 14 unhinges the typical gaming laptop concept: this slender 14-inch slab is far smaller and thinner than a typical gaming laptop but doesn't hold back on the power or specification.Kotaku0How Razer's New Ultrathin Gaming Laptop Compares TI played a few minutes of Metro: Last Light on the Blade and it ran flawlessly on very high settings. FRAPS wasn't running, but I'd guess the game was hitting around 35-45 FPS. The gentleman next to me was running Crysis 3 and getting similar results.TechSpot0Razer Blade 14" Gaming Laptop Hands OnWith the new 14-inch Razer Blade, the company has created a gaming machine the likes of which we may not have seen for at least another couple of years otherwise. This sort of fearless innovation is exactly what the PC gaming hardware industry needs.TechRadar90Razer Blade reviewThe Razer Blade sets a new high mark for what a mid-size Windows laptop can and should be. It looks fantastic, exhibits top-notch performance in both day-to-day use and gaming. And it's comfortable to work on.IGN80RAZER BLADE REVIEW (2013)I've been longing for a laptop like the Blade for years — a machine with a modern design and premium materials that isn't dominated by its gaming identity. A device capable of running Crysis or Battlefield with ease but portable enough to slip effortlessly into a small bag.Maximum PC90Razer Blade ReviewThe Razer Blade isn’t without its flaws, but the fact that it’s half the size of many gaming laptops while offering much more power, all in a super sexy form factor, is crazy ... Razer’s new philosophy of squeezing the most power per cubic-inch is noble and should be applauded.Forbes90Review: Razer Blade Gaming Ultrabook (2013)Outside of the average keyboard it’s a joy to use and an even bigger joy to tote around. But like so many Windows laptops, it tragically drops the ball in one crucial area — the display. If you can get around that, the Blade is a great choice for the enthusiast gamer on the go.TechRadar0Hands on: 14-inch Razer Blade reviewAll in all, Razer has put together a machine that ... plenty of gamers are going to want. It's also set the stage for a whole new niche of gaming laptops, one that should accelerate rather rapidly.IGN014-inch Razer Blade Hands-onThere are some lingering questions: how's the battery life? How does it run during more prolonged sessions? Is it worth the $1,799.99 price tag? I'll be answering these questions soon in my review, but as things stand, I'm very optimistic.Digital Trends80RAZER BLADE REVIEWThanks to new hardware and a new design, Razer fulfilled its original vision. This gaming laptop can handle most games at high detail, yet it provides battery life that’s just a tad above an average Ultrabook. The Blade cuts through expectations to deliver a uniquely powerful Ultrabook.
- 80AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsJosh50February 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!amazingly designed laptop. It looks and feels like a black Macbook. I had it for about a week before I returned it to best buy. If it wasn't for 2 problems i probably would have kept it. 1) It gets super how around the exhaust vets. The vents are at the top top of the keyboard built into the hing. when gaming the metal frame near the hinge can get painful to the touch. The battery life was abysmal. I work at a small tech company and go to school as a CS major. When turned to the lowest settings with the wifi browsing the web it would barely last me through my first 2 hour class. kinda expected more from a laptop advertising 6 hours and a hanswell chip. i would have settled for 4.5-5 hours out of it. If your looking for a machine to play games on with a controller(so that you don't burn your hands) its an amazing machine. If your also looking for a machine that you can work on the go for a couple hours take your 2 grand else where.Engadget Reader90December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Got this to replace a stolen (>.<) 2011 mid-year refresh Macbook Air. Was very surprised at the speed and responsiveness of Windows 8 on this machine. It definitely boots much faster than the Air and doesn't require near as much loading time out of hibernate. When gaming, the Blade heats up like a furnace so not great for actually using on your lap. Still, I've been running it through the gauntlet of my Steam library and it's held up amazingly well. I wouldn't recommend anything less than the 256GB model though, as the OS takes up about 60GB of space.From a design perspective, this rivals even the latest Macbook Pro. Only the cheap display is holding it back imo.Engadget Reader90July 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best Windows 8 laptop I've used. A really good compromise between Mac's quality and Windows laptops power (and games !).
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