Razer’s Foray into Gaming Laptops: Meet the Razer Blade

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The Razer Blade Gaming Laptop
The Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

There are many words that can be used to describe the Razer Blade laptop such as “ultra-portable, game-ready, sleek” and so on. This laptop is part of Razer’s three-pronged first venture into gaming laptops and they claim that it’s the thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop ever produced.

When manufacturer’s make a feat as this: very portable but still powerful, we cannot help but begin to wonder where they compromised. But that is far from the case with Razer’s gaming laptop as the trade-offs are only little.

Design

When I say the Razer Blade is ultra-portable I know what I mean. Weighing a measly 4.1 pounds and measuring a ground-breaking17.9 mm 0.7-inches thickness, this laptop is a clear testament to this fact.

The chassis is made from air-craft grade aluminum and looks & is high-end. In addition, the use of a metal chassis means that the device is also sturdy and durable.

Display

A 14-inch display is fitted into the Razer Blade. Above the display is a 2MP webcam for your video chatting needs and photo capturing. Despite the not-so-small bezels on this laptop, the overall build is still compact.

The 14-inch screen has a Full HD resolution that translates to a 16:9 aspect ratio. Besides you can get a 4K multi-touch screen upgrade if a 1080p one isn’t good enough.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard and Touchpad
Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard is flanked by a set of two stereo speakers and sitting beneath it is a touchpad. This keyboard comes with anti-ghosting feature and Chroma backlighting. Through the Advanced Chroma Configuration, the backlighting for each key can be programmed to suit your needs.

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The touchpad on the Razer Blade is very responsive and accurate with two clickable buttons visible at the bottom.

Performance

A seventh-generation Core i7 CPU with an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU (with 6GB VRAM) forms the core of the processing unit for the Razer Blade laptop. This processor – the Intel Core i7-7700HQ – is a popular one found on most gaming laptops has a frequency of 2.8GHz that can be overclocked to 3.8GHz, thanks to Intel’s Turbo Boost technology.

In addition, a dual-channel DDR4 RAM is on board with 16gigs of space. For storing files and applications, the fast 256GB SSD will perform the job. Windows 10 (Home Edition) is pre-installed on this laptop for your software needs.

Battery Life

A non-removable 70Whr Li-ion battery keeps the show running for the Razer Blade. With this battery, users should expect an average of 6 to 7 hours of use which is really nice.

Ports and Connectivity

For interacting with the external world, there is a bevy of ports available on the Razer Blade laptop. HDMI 2.0, headphone/microphone jack, three USB 3.0 and USB type-C ports form the core of connectivity options for this device. Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity are also part of the mix.

Pricing and Availability

Starting at around $1900 for the 1080p 256GB version, you can snap the Razer Blade laptop from leading stores worldwide.

Specs at a Glance

Screen Size14-inches
Maximum Screen Resolution1920 x 1080/3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM16GB DDR4
Internal Storage256GB SSSD
CPUIntel Core i7-7700HQ
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Dimensions345 x 235 x 17.99mm
Weight4.1 lbs
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Conclusion

If you are not a fan of the big and bold builds that is typical of most gaming laptops and you care about aesthetics so much – maybe not so much – the compact and ultra-portable Razer Blade should be included in your catalogue.

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