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Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency. There are some less positive comments about the durability.

portability, performance, design, price, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Razer Blade

 

The Blade is Razer's attempt to create the ultimate laptop; one that's small and light, but powerful enough to play games at 1080p as well as edit video. With top-end specs including a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, it's also VR ready too.

Feb, 2017

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Razer Blade Pro (2016) hands-on review

 

Time to ditch the desktop for good? This is one blade that looks seriously sharp

Oct, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade Pro review

 

The ultimate, portable desktop replacement

Fully loaded hardware ; First truly mechanical ‘laptop keyboard’ ; Starboard trackpad placement ; A desktop experience you can finally carry

Off-putting price ; Less than 5 hours of battery life

Equipped with one of the best displays and keyboards ever seen on a laptop, you can finally take your desktop gaming and work experience on the road.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2016) review: A bigger Blade, with a hypnotizing keyboard

 

The new Razer Blade is bigger than the 13-inch Stealth model, and has top-end mobile graphics.

The Razer Blade fits very high-end components into a slim 14-inch body, and has a programmable multicolored backlit keyboard that can perform all sorts of impressive tricks.

Full-size gaming laptops can turn in better gaming scores, and configuration options are minimal. Adding the optional Core external graphics adapter is very expensive.

The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

Razer Blade Laptop with GTX 1060 (2016-2017) Review

 

Razer has updated its Blade laptop with a new graphics chip, moving from GTX 970M to GTX 1060, howev Razer has updated its Blade laptop with a new graphics chip, moving from GTX 970M to GTX 1060, however it keeps the same name ‘Razer Blade' which could...

The IPS screen is excellent.

The hinge cover is plastic.

Jan, 2017

bittech-exceptional Award

Expert review by : Matthew Lambert (bit-tech.net)

Razer Blade Review

 

Razer's latest 14in laptop aims to strike a delicate balance between gaming power and portability.

The physical design of the Blade easily stands out as its most valuable asset. The premium chassis really looks and feels the part and this can go a really long way in this market. The sub-2kg weight and sub-20mm thickness also make it very portable...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop

 

For the first time in years, the Razer Blade Pro feels like it deserves the name. Packed with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1080, there's a lot of power in this slim, 17-inch laptop.

High-end performance in a slim chassis ; Beautiful 4K display with G-Sync ; Gets rid of janky Switchblade tech and uses a normal trackpad

Doesn't always get full GTX 1080 performance because of heat issues ; Power cord is stiff, doesn't swivel ; Expensive

It’s hard to argue with the Blade Pro moniker this year. There’s still room for improvement, sure. The new mechanical switches could use a bit more tinkering, the power cord is a disappointment, and it doesn’t deliver the full horsepower of a 1080.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2016)

 

Powerful, slim, and stunningly designed, the Razer Blade Pro is one of the most attractive and portable 17-inch gaming laptops available.

Incredible power for such a slim form factor. Beautiful 4K touch display. Satisfying low-profile mechanical keyboard. Customizable lighting.

512GB of storage as tested, and adding more is pricey. Laptop runs hot. Fans are loud under load.

The Razer Blade Pro looks, feels, and performs every bit as premium as its price suggests. The screen is stellar, the keyboard is satisfying, and the components are cutting-edge. A handful of beefier but similarly priced Pascal systems edge it in...

Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Late 2016)

 

Razer's latest Blade gaming laptop is an excellent blend of form and function, boasting strong gaming performance and a uniquely slim body.

Strong gaming performance. Supports VR. Long battery life. Sleek, compact metal build.

Expensive.

The new Razer Blade brings an unmatched combination of performance and portability, with new components that put it beyond the power of its 970M-wielding forebear and within the threshold of what you need if you're interested in VR gaming. It doesn't...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade (2016) review: Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment

 

A newer processor, more VRAM, faster storage, and a cooler chassis provide good, if smaller-scale, improvements over last year's Blade. However, this year's Blade may end up having limited appeal depending on Nvidia's plans for mobile versions of its...

Still one of the best performance/weight ratios going ; New, more subdued typeface ; Tweaked internals, including new cooling pattern

The 970M is ooooooold ; Can get better performance at the same price if you sacrifice portability

Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy.

Jul, 2016