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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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. Comments about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

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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. Views about the usability and portability are generally positive, 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

Sep, 2017

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

Sep, 2017

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.

Mar, 2016

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.

Mar, 2015

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.

Oct, 2014

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

Jul, 2013

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 Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Razer Blade review: A proper portable gaming laptop, now with Kaby Lake

 

Razer's Blade might be the best gaming laptop money can buy, so long as you're willing to pay the high entry fee - now with Kaby Lake

Desktop-class gaming performance ; Slim, light chassis ; Surprisingly good battery life

Very expensive ; Nothing else to speak of

In short, if you’re after top-tier gaming performance in a wonderfully compact package, look no further. If you’re already preparing for 2017’s long list of PC game releases, I’d recommend always having the Razer Blade by your side.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

A super-slim laptop that can change, Transformer-like, into a gaming PC beast

Gorgeous looks, with the funky keyboard LEDs on or off ; Impressive gaming potential when hooked up to the Core ; Fantastic screen if you shell out for the QHD model

Battery life isn’t the best ; Core is an expensive add-on ; Touchpad is a little on the small side

Why choose between style and stamina, and playing Skyrim with all the fancy effects? The Blade does both - as long as you invest in the Core

Jan, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Razer Blade Stealth review: A Kaby Lake champion

 

Razer's Kaby Lake-infused Blade Stealth takes Apple's MacBook Pro head-on and comes out on top

There’s just nothing quite like the Stealth and although its 15in GTX 1060-powered brother is your go-to for gaming, this is the best Windows ultraportable you can pick up right now. I didn’t want to send it back.

Dec, 2016

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

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...

Oct, 2016

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

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2016) review

 

We live in something of a golden age for PC gaming, with (relatively) inexpensive desktops powering virtual-reality headsets , mainstream gaming laptops that can run nearly any game, and even hulking desktop/laptop hybrids .

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

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

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 / 35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
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
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type: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 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
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 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 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 / 1.86 / 2.03
Width:321 / 34.5 / 345