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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the image quality and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the battery. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and size.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price.

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

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2018-09

Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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

2018-09

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 (engadget.com)

​​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

Expensive ; Screen resolution can undercut performance ; Shorter battery life than the 2013 model

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan describes the 2014 Razer Blade as a "no-compromise" gaming laptop, and that's almost accurate. Between the machine's screaming graphics performance, its thin chassis and that new QHD+ touchscreen, I was hard-pressed to find a...

2014-05

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

One of the unexpected surprises from earlier this year was the Razer Blade Stealth , a high-end 12.5-inch ultrabook from Razer that represented a major shift for that PC and accessory maker. Rather than another highly designed gaming laptop, the...

The Razer Blade Stealth includes a Core i7 processor and high-res touchscreen even in its lowest-end configuration; it has more ports than other 12-inch laptops and a fun Chroma backlit keyboard.

It's bigger and heavier than 12-inch laptops from Apple, Asus and others. The thick bezel around the screen feels dated and configuration options are limited.

The Razer Blade Stealth offers better specs for less money than the competition, and includes features others lack, such as a high-res touch screen and full-size USB ports. The design is slick, the price is right, but it's not as slim and portable as...

2016-10

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2014)

 

The newest Razer Blade ultraportable gaming laptop has a lot to love, but we had very high hopes and came away a bit disappointed.

Slim, ultraportable design. New Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics card. Upgraded graphics. Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display with 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and touch capability.

Runs very hot. High-resolution display may actually hamper performance. Shorter battery life than previous model reduces portability.

Conclusion The Razer Blade (2014) is disappointing, mostly because we had such high hopes. Razer still manages to outfit the laptop with some amazing capabilities, but it feels like the company reached too far, too soon, stepping up the resolution at...

2014-07

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Razer Blade (2014)

 

The latest version of Razer's perennial hit -- a sleek, super-powered gaming laptop -- has been updated with a better screen, and it's still the...

Still the best way to get gaming to go. Responsive touchscreen and touchpad. Impressive speaker quality. Upped resolution now supports 3200 x 1800 pixels

Dimmer screen is a letdown, as is the price hike. What, no page up/page down keys? One key’s backlight died during testing

2014-06

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Razer Blade (2014) review: laptop gaming never looked so good

 

I feel spoiled. Ever since I started playing games on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, I've had a tough time enjoying them practically anywhere else. My TV and my desktop PC only display games at...

Great design ; Sharp, high-resolution display ; Good touchpad performance

Poor battery life ; No SD card slot ; Some games don't work at full resolution

Gamers only need apply

2014-05

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade 2014 review: A beautifully sleek gaming laptop gets even better with touch

 

Can a better high-res touch display and new graphics make Razer's latest gaming computer the ultimate portable powerhouse?

The new Razer Blade boasts the same beautifully thin design, but adds a sharp 3,200x1,800 touch display and advanced Nvidia graphics.

The battery life is worse than last year's model's. Adding more SSD storage can turn this into a pricey laptop.

Razer’s newest gaming laptop trades ultralong battery life for a fantastic screen and even better graphics. It’s a trade worth making: this is the best Razer gaming laptop, and the best thin gaming PC anywhere.

2014-05

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2012)

 

Slim and sexy, the new Razer Blade laptop offers lighter, more portable gaming, and the slick Switchblade UI, but it will cost you, both in price and features.

Unrivaled portability for a gaming laptop. Innovative Switchblade UI. Decent gaming performance. Intel Core i7-3632QM quad-core processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M graphics processor. Hybrid drive provides speedy performance.

Expensive, given the components. No optical drive. No traditional number pad. Small hard drive.

Unlike most laptops, there is no touchpad on the palmrest, nor is there a numeric pad to the right of the keyboard. Instead, the Blade is equipped with one of Razer's biggest gaming innovations, the Switchblade interface.

2012-10

Expert review by : Guy Cocker (t3.com)

Razer Blade review

 

Razer Blade combines power and portability - is it a gamer’s dream?

Gaming power and portability ; Generally understated design ; Great battery life

Viewing angle and contrast ; Lack of connectivity ; Uncomfortably hot for gaming

2012-01

Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

Inside the chassis, the Razer Blade features a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-2640M processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GT 555M (2GB) discrete graphics chip with Optimus technology, which will help extend that 60Wh battery's life span. There's...

2011-10

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition / Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):53.6 / 70
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera signal format:720p

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:31.8 / 33.8 / 35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32 / 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:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0x5916 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Package depth:43
Package height:130
Package width:300
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
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:150 / 165 / 45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
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:12 / 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 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.50 / 3.8
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4702HQ / i7-7500U / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1364
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / H0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 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™:Y / 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 / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75118 / 95451 / 97185 / I7-4702HQ
Processor code:SR15F / SR2ZV
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 x 24 / 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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / 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:206 / 23.5 / 235
Height :1.78 / 13.1 / 17.9
Weight:1.29 / 1.33 / 1.86 / 2.03
Width:321 / 34.5 / 345