Razer Blade review (2014): a 'no-compromise' premium gaming laptop
The newest Razer Blade is the company's best laptop yet, but it trades epic battery life for an exceptional display.
- Fast and powerful
- Great 3,200 x 1,800 display
- Slim, compact and attractive
- Screen resolution can undercut performance
- Shorter battery life than the 2013 model
More often than not, I feel like my feedback -- both as a customer and a writer -- vanishes into a collapsing singularity of customer service. And yet, I've never felt this way about Razer. When the company launched the original Blade gaming laptop, it was panned for being underpowered, so the company replaced it in the same calendar year. When that second-generation machine was written up for being too short-lived, a smaller machine with exceptional battery life hit the market. That machine was judged for having a middling screen, and so Razer answered its critics again, this time with the fourth-generation Razer Blade, a machine that brings more power, more features and a significantly better display. So, does it answer my biggest complaints? Let's find out.
How It Stacks Up
Yoga 3 Pro
MacBook (early 2015)
XPS 13 (2015)
Series 7 Chronos (2013)
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