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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but the size and price get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and portability, but some have doubts about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Decalrus - Razer Blade RZ09 14 ( Touch & Non-Touch screen ) with 14" screen Full Body BLACK Snake skin pattern Texture skin skins decal for case coverDecalrus - Razer Blade RZ09 14 ( Touch & Non-Touch screen ) with 14" screen Full Body BLACK Snake skin pattern Texture skin skins decal for case cover

2017-08

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Blade 14 Inch Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 256GB - Windows 8.1 - Nvidia GeForce GTX 870MRazer Blade 14 Inch Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 256GB - Windows 8.1 - Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M

2017-08

Expert review by: Eric Limer , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Razer Blade 2014 Review: Great For Games, Overkill Otherwise

 

Razer's badass Blade gaming laptop is back with a screen that's insane, and the power to push some serious pixels. But that doesn't do you much good when getting

If you really desperately desire the ability to game on the go then yes, the Razer Blade 2014 is a beautiful and powerful machine, and the most gaming PC you could expect to be packed into such a small sleek package.

2014-07

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...

2017-04

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2016) FHD Notebook Review

 

Successful. Razer's thin 14-inch is packed with powerful hardware that can handle all modern games on the matte Full HD display. You also get good input devices and Thunderbolt 3. The stamina of the small system is not bad, either.

sturdy aluminum case ; thin and nice ; matte IPS screen ; Full HD resolution ; fast SSD ; HDMI 2.0 ; Thunderbolt 3 ; very good battery runtimes ; no PWM flickering

fans run all the time ; keyboard lettering could be improved ; no Ethernet

Razer puts a lot of performance into a thin and very appealing chassis. The system can handle all modern games, but the frame rates are a bit lower compared to larger rivals. The cooling performance is limited because of the small chassis volume, so...

2016-12

Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2016) Notebook Review

 

Solid as a Rock. The new Razer Blade packs a GTX 1060 in a great aluminum case. The laptop offers reliable input devices, Thunderbolt 3 and an amazing IGZO panel. With all this on the table, what could go wrong? Besides some smaller issues, the...

6 SKUs available ; compact and relatively light ; very sturdy aluminum case ; perfect workmanship ; striking-masculine design in a noble black ; ports are placed ergonomically ; Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C ; HDMI 2.0 ; very good WLAN performance ;...

fingerprints are clearly visible ; unusual keyboard layout ; poor key inscriptions ; a lot of features cannot be used without registering first (Razer Synapse) ; below-average mouse buttons ; PWM-flickering up to 90% brightness ; slow response times ;...

Considering the extensive list of pros, we cannot help but feel disappointed by the serious CPU throttling. The PWM-flickering and slow response times will also cause some potential buyers to hesitate. The obligatory registration is a further...

2016-12

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

Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

 

Successful Debut. The subnotebook for gamers - introduced at CES this year - receives an update to Intel's Kaby Lake CPU-generation. The subtle performance increase is welcome, especially in conjunction with the Razer Core eGPU. Razer recently...

high-end metal chassis ; components are easy to access ; highly configurable Razer Chroma keyboard ; HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 ; bright display with good contrast ; good color space coverage and easy calibration ; very good CPU performance ; good...

susceptible to finger prints ; comparatively large chassis for a 12.5-inch display ; no SD card reader ; PCIe SSD writes not reaching full potential ; keyboard could have more feedback ; review laptop suffers from "coil whine"

With their new Blade Stealth, Razer was able to eliminate the most significant shortcoming: the mediocre battery life. With between 8 and 13 hours, the new laptop can be used away from outlets much longer and will - depending on the tasks - last the...

2016-11

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (2015) review

 

The Ultrabook that forgot about battery life

Amazing build quality ; Fully customizable keyboard ; Vibrant and bright display

Extremely short battery life ; Long recharging cycle

Razer's first take on the Ultrabook format has resulted in one of the finest 12-inch laptops, but short battery life holds it back from joining the Ultrabook elite.

2016-03

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade 2015 review

 

A gorgeous 3K gaming laptop the world still isn't ready for

Modern, sharp styling ; Vibrant QHD+ display ; Excellent daily driver machine

Some content looks awful at 3K ; QHD+ screen dings battery life, performance

The 2015 Razer Blade almost fully realizes 3K gaming, but unscalable applications and games prevents this dream from becoming a reality.

2015-03

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Razer Blade 2014 review

 

Is the most beautiful gaming laptop worth your bottom dollar?

Gorgeous design ; Brilliant, bright screen ; Quiet while gaming ; 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Poor value ; Unnecessary features ; Runs extremely hot ; Paltry storage options

Razer has done it again, crafting the most gorgeous gaming laptop we've ever seen, but impractical hardware features make it difficult to justify the premium.

2014-10

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: George Jones (techradar.com)

Razer Blade review

 

Thin is in with Razer's new gaming laptop

Remarkable performance ; Great looking laptop ; Comfortable, responsive keyboard ; High quality display ; High quality sound

Inconsistent cursor controls ; Poor mouse button placement ; No full HD resolution ; Expensive

2013-07

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

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.

2017-06

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):70
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 165

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4702HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75118 / 97185 / I7-4702HQ
Processor code:SR15F
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA II
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 235
Height :1.78 / 17.9
Weight:1.86 / 2.03
Width:34.5 / 345