Razer Blade 14″: A Video Review From HardwareCanucks
Item Price & Specs
- Price = “The New Razer Blade” clocks in at a strong $1,899
- CPU = Core i7 7700HQ (2.8GHZ – 3.8 GHZ)
- Memory = 16 GB RAM
- Storage = 256 GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
- Graphics = Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Display = 14″ IPS Full HD Matte
- Weight = 4.1lbs / 1.86 kg
- Operating system = Windows 10 (64-Bit)
- 2.0 MP Webcam
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
- 2x USB 3.0
- HDMI (4k at 60Hz)
- 3.5mm mic input
Mentioned In The Video
- Sleek design
- i7 CPU
- Low idle fan noise
- Consistently high frame rates during gaming under load
- The price is too high for the specs
- Low amount of SSD storage
- This model of the Razer Blade 14″ lacks storage expansion.
- Upgrades to the Razer Blade 14″ cost a premium to be installed by the manufacturer
- Lack of back lighting on the secondary keys
- Lack of an SD card reader
- High fan noise under load
- Large bezels
Although Eber Antony of HardwareCanucks doesn’t outright make a decision on whether or not it is a pick or skip, from his tone during the review it seems like it’s a HARD SKIP. During the review he constantly compares the Razer Blade 14″ to the competition (specifically the Dell XPS 15), and the Razer Blade seems to under perform in every comparison.
So save your money, skip this, and maybe check out some other gaming laptops instead. If you are still interested in picking one up for yourself, the links are below.
You can pick up a Razer Blade 14″ from the following retailers:
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