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Razer Blade (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Razer Blade (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and price, and there are some mixed views about the sound.

performance, portability, screen, image quality, battery

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review: Razer Blade is the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops

 

Razer updates its 14-inch Blade laptop for a higher-end take on slim gaming.

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Early 2017)

 

The minimally updated Razer Blade shares last year's design and most of its components, but the upgraded processor and improved battery life make it the best ultraportable gaming laptop you can buy.

Sleek, compact metal build. Strong performance improved with Kaby Lake processor. Even longer battery life than before. Supports VR.

Expensive. Light on storage. Fans can get loud when gaming.

The Early 2017 Razer Blade is a modest upgrade with a more powerful processor, faster performance, and measurably improved battery life in the same compact, high-quality design. It's not worth upgrading if you already own a Late 2016 Blade, but if...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Razer Blade (2017) review

 

Stronger and longer lasting – and now in 4K

Stronger game performance ; Longer battery life ; 4K display option

Still pricey ; Trackpad buttons need to go ; Nothing massively new

The 2017 Razer Blade is stronger and longer lasting than last year’s, making that steep price tag all that much easier to justify. But, as the Blade begins to out-pro the MacBook Pro much less comparable gaming laptops, we'd like to see more original...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Phone 2017 Smartphone Review

 

The Gaming Phone. Gaming at 120 frames! No more stuttering! Many a gamers' dream may have just come true with the release of the Razer Phone 2017. Our review is going to reveal whether or not this smartphone is made just with gamers in mind and how it...

long battery life ; decent gaming performance ; innovative high-contrast 120 Hz display ; decent cameras ; decent stereo speakers ; remained comparatively cool ; accurate touchscreen ; very fast Wi-Fi ; plenty of RAM

not all games and apps support 120 Hz ; no headset included ; no 3.5-mm audio jack ; poor earphone call quality ; high power consumption ; heavy ; moderate throttling under load

In the olden days, gamers were locked up in their dark rooms until the Game Boy, the Razer Phone’s great-great-great-grandfather came along. Today, the Razer Phone allows for mobile gaming on the road at 120 FPS with great stereo sound to boot. The...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Schaar (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

 

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be...

rigid high-quality aluminum case ; thin and sleek ; good Wi-Fi performance ; very good matte display ; Thunderbolt 3.0 + HDMI 2.0

susceptible to finger prints ; very loud under load ; no SD card reader ; significantly shorter battery life than FHD model

In our verdict of the FHD model we have already concluded that the Razer Blade is a premium device. The case is exceptionally well-made, performance was more than decent, and battery life was at an expected level. Surely, this design would find its...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review

 

I Am What I Am. The Razer Blade combines great performance with good mobility and a healthy dose of design. The result is an appealing notebook which weighs in at less than 2 kg and measures less than 20 mm thick. The price is not for the faint of the...

solid aluminum chassis and high build quality ; slim with upscale looks ; Chroma Keyboard with many options ; good WiFi performance ; matte IPS display ; Thunderbolt 3 + HDMI 2.0 ; very good battery life

prone to fingerprints ; very loud under load ; no SD card reader

It certainly appears to us that Razer has continued to improve the Blade since our first review and eliminated various weaknesses in the process. What remains unchanged is the outstanding chassis, which - as far as the build quality and the finish is...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review

 

The Razer Blade is like the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops. It's an attractively slim and portable high-end machine that's packed with gobs of gaming power. By updating it with the latest high-end components, Razer's kept the Blade relevant in a world...

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Razer Blade (2017) Review Tim Schiesser

 

I'm a big fan of Razer hardware. Their peripherals are top notch, in particular their outstanding Deathadder mice, while their laptops have surprised me in terms of how solid and well built they are. Razer seems to know what gamers are after and the...

Gaming-capable hardware in a slim, light form factor. Outstanding aluminum unibody chassis with Thunderbolt 3. Full-RGB keyboard. Decent battery life.

Expensive. Loud cooler. 1080p display is ok, flat display bezels are not.

May, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ashley Barry (reviewed.com)

Razer Blade (2017) Laptop Review

 

This gaming laptop is one of the best laptops we've ever tested—even for non-gamers

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Razer Blade (2017, GTX 1060) Review and Ratings

 

The design of the Razer Blade may be getting on four years old, but it's still a fierce PC-gaming competitor, now with a GTX 1060, PCI Express storage, and a unique keyboard at its screen size.

Strong build quality, and clean design ; Per-key-programmable RGB backlit keyboard ; Excellent 1080p display ; USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 support ; Long battery life

Fans can run loud while gaming ; Storage limited to single M.2 SSD ; No memory-card reader

The Razer Blade was already in good shape when we reviewed it earlier in 2016. The major change with this most recent version is the graphics card, now upgraded to the “Pascal”-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. Its gaming performance is leaps and bounds...

Jan, 2017
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