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86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

The newest Razer Blade is the company's best laptop yet, but it trades epic battery life for an exceptional display.

Pros
  • Fast and powerful
  • Great 3,200 x 1,800 display
  • Slim, compact and attractive
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Screen resolution can undercut performance
  • Shorter battery life than the 2013 model
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

100
j22582536
The only thing I can possibly complain about is the price, other than that,...read more
100
adridder
Thinnest and super lightweight. Amazing screen and performance. For all who...read more
100
jbsulli
Got this laptop because I wanted power in a reasonably-sized package and I don't...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Screen size
1422
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
Processor speed
2.219
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Model

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4702HQ)
Processor speed
2.2 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Case lighting
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
2 slots (total)
2 slots (occupied)
256 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Surround (7.1)
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No