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Razer Blade 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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Designed from the ground up, the 14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop is designed and engineered to fit both form and function. With a 0.66-in. ultra-thin profile, crafted from aluminum, and the best... More
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Nineteen Industry Awards

This Razer notebook PC is one of the most awarded of all the gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

This portable PC received a "Recommended" from Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Hardwareheaven.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom decided that this gaming laptop was good.

The editors of PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, Tbreak.ae, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all wrote that this Razer laptop was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This gaming laptop received a "Highly Recommended" from both Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru, both of which thought that this notebook PC was great.

This Razer notebook PC received a "Gold" from both Hwt.dk and Custompcreview.com, both of which concluded that this portable PC was superb.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourty-nine experts from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, T3.com and Digital Versus have rated this notebook PC on average 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Razer notebook PC rated it as 87 out of 100.

Good Size

Several customers said in their reviews that it was thin. Two years ago Cnet.com wrote “The best thin gaming PC anywhere”. Cnet.com also said “Razer's Blade remains one of the thinnest, lightest gaming systems you can get”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches.”.

Several people said in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “It's attractive, thin, lightweight” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Notebookreview.com wrote “This 17.3″ notebook is impressively thin (0.88″) and lightweight (6.58 lbs.” in their Razer Blade review. Techspot.com wrote “The Razer Blade has earned a solid reputation among those looking for a lightweight gaming notebook.” in their review of the Razer Blade.

Some Razer Blade reviewers who reviewed the Razer Blade reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote this month “At 0.88 inches thick (the same thickness as its predecessor) it is remarkably svelte”. Expert review site Notebookreview.com wrote “The Blade packs a remarkable amount of power into a package as svelte as they come” in their review of the Razer Blade nonetheless they scored the product 3 stars. Gizmodo.in wrote “Wellbuilt, compact design”.

One Razer Blade reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The latest Razer Blade has improved graphics and a quadcore, more powerful Core 7 processor in the same thin body, with an excellent 17inch 1080p display” in their review of the Razer Blade and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

One person concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Two years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “It wanted to prove a powerful machine doesn't have to mean a bulky one”. One customer who purchased the product thought it was good structurally.

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Easy to Use

Some people who bought the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techradar.com wrote in their Razer Blade review on expert website Techradar “And it's comfortable to work on” and scored it 5 stars. Three years ago Consumersearch.com wrote “Comfortable, responsive keyboard”. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Comfortable keyboard”.

Three Razer Blade reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Techradar.com scored this laptop 5 stars and wrote on expert website Techradar “Is a joy to use on a day-to-day basis” in their Razer Blade review. Expert website Gizmodo.com said “Bigger, huger, less practical” in their review of this laptop. In November last year Gizmodo.in mentioned “Trackpad is erratic to use” in their review.

A few Razer Blade owners who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their Razer Blade review “Sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience” and rated the product 4 stars. Evogadget.com said in their review of the Razer Blade four years ago “And to fully enjoy the best experience, they need from good to very good gadgets”.

Some people wrote that this laptop was easy to use the menus. Expert website Notebookreview.com said “This 0.66″ thin, 4.1 pound notebook can play modern games at higher settings” in their review of the Razer Blade but despite that they scored the product 3 stars. Consumersearch.com said in their Razer Blade review “The Blade will play any and all modern games at high settings" at its native less-than-HD resolution, reports AnandTech” .

A few Razer Blade reviewers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was easy to assemble.

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Nice Design

Twenty-nine Razer Blade owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com “Ah, to be thin and beautiful”. Pcmag.com wrote “Slim and sexy” in their review of this laptop. Laptopmag.com wrote “Razer has created a beautiful monster” in their review.

Ten Razer Blade owners who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “A superthin big-screen gaming laptop that favored sharp design over top-end specs” and scored the product 4 stars. Three years ago Consumersearch.com mentioned “Excellent design and quality” in their review of this laptop. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Sleek, attractive design”.

One Razer Blade owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was luxurious. Last year expert website Computershopper.com mentioned “If you're familiar with last year's Razer Blade, you might feel déjà vu as you start using the 2015 version of the slim and ritzy gaming rig.” in their Razer Blade review.

One Razer Blade reviewer said in their reviews that the Razer Blade was well designed. Expert review site Notebookreview.com gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and said “Its all-aluminum chassis is both strong and well designed” in their review of this laptop.

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Robust

Twelve Razer Blade owners who purchased it said that it was well made. Notebookreview.com mentioned three years ago “Other things we like about the Blade include the superb build quality, elegant design, good k”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned “Razer has spent years trying to build an impossible laptop—a powerful gaming portable with the facade of a thin business machine” in their review of the Razer Blade. Gizmodo.com also said “Machines designed nearly four years ago still provide the basic model for how to build one correctly today”.

One person said in their reviews that the Razer Blade was strong and durable. In November last year Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review of the Razer Blade “Sturdy construction”.

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Good for Gaming

Fifty-seven customers mentioned that the Razer Blade was good for gaming. Cnet.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.com “This is the best Razer gaming laptop” in their review. Cnet.com also said “The improved Razer Blade is a better gaming laptop in an impressively thin form.”. Cnet.com also said “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”.

Good Battery Life

Some customers who bought it said that it had a good battery life. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com two years ago “Razer's newest gaming laptop trades ultralong battery life for a fantastic screen” and gave the Razer Blade a score of 80 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “Delivering on function, Razer’s slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life into an excellent PC”. Laptopmag.com rated it 4 stars and said “The Razer Blade 14 combines long battery life and excellent graphics performance in a slim”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Razer Blade reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Notebookreview.com wrote “The Razer Blade Pro is an innovative high quality entry into the gaming notebook market” and gave this laptop a score of 74 out of 100. Consumersearch.com said “High quality display”. Gizmodo.in said in their Razer Blade review “Impressive speaker quality”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The newest Razer Blade boasts impressive features and great performance, making it the ultraportable gaming machine to beat”.

Good Graphics Card

One person said in their reviews that this laptop had a good graphics card. Expert website Kitguru.net said “The (2015) 14 inch model ships with the excellent Nvidia GTX970M discrete graphics card.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Razer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Gaming laptops built by Razer have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that Razer also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Large Storage Capacity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good storage. Atomicmpc.com.au said “The first generation of Razer’s Blade laptop had some fairly glaring issues, such as small storage capacity and a huge pricetag”.

Good Connectivity

One Razer Blade reviewer said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Gizmodo.in wrote in their review of this laptop “Connectivity options can be better” .

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Razer Blade reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet. Gizmodo.in said “Quiet while gaming” .

Has a Front Camera

The Razer Blade has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Razer Blade has a better storage medium than most gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Blade.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Light

The lightest gaming laptop that is a comparable age to the Blade is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Razer Blade is very light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Blade.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Razer Blade has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Razer Blade has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Blade.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Razer Blade has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Blade. The average display brightness of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Blade is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

The Razer Blade is one of the narrower portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Blade (only 345 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The widths of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Blade range from 320mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Blade, the Razer Blade does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Razer Blade has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Blade the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 990GB.

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Very Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 16". The Razer Blade has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Blade have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 13GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Blade.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The Razer Blade is a two built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Blade have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Blade that we have assessed, the Razer Blade's processor clock speed of only 2.2 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Blade the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Razer Blade has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.2 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Blade the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the Razer Blade

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Razer released the Blade.

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19 Awards

computershopper.com Good For Gaming reviewed.com Editor's Choice kitguru.net Worth Buying mashable.com Mashable Choice custompcreview.com Awesome Gold Award techradar.com/au/ Recommended hardwareheaven.com Recommended hwt.dk Gold Product of the Year 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice chip.com.my Outstanding hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended tbreak.ae Editor's Choice atomicmpc.com.au Hot Award

Expert Reviews

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20 October 2016

There are still a few unknowns about the Blade Pro, but its powerful components make it a true desktop replacement...

20 October 2016

So you want to play the latest games in glorious 4K resolution - better break out the toolkit and build a crazy PC, right?Slow down there, hardware honcho. Razer just revealed a laptop it says can... Read more…

16 May 2016

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...

16 May 2016

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...

12 January 2016

Hands-on with the Razer Blade Stealth Razer formally lifted the lid on its Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook at CES 2016 , and I was desperate to get my hands on one. Fortunately, the company showed... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 by Zardon

Many have been waiting for the 2015 version of the 17 inch blade, hoping razer would opt for the high end gtx980 but instead razer fit a gtx960. As it stands, the 14 inch version is better for... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by Alex S.

For starters, I am not a verified owner here because I ended up ordering through Razer directly. I have owned gaming desktops and basic laptops since around 2000. I was a little worried switching... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2015 by Morgan T.
(Verified Purchase)

My only other thoughts on the laptop (having only owned it for a few days), are how well it will hold up long term. I have read a few good reviews here and there, and the solid aluminum chassis... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Kevin
Kevin would recommend the Razer Blade 14 inch 2014 (Verified Purchase)

I used this for work and personal gaming. It is very sleek, light, and feel very solid. It is a really great performer in various type of programs especially the ones that can be accelerated by... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by B&H Review
B&H Review would recommend the Razer Blade 14 inch 2014 (Verified Purchase)

I bought it to play GTAV and Fallout 4. It handles both games perfectly while also being light enough to carry as a work laptop. Being a gaming machine the battery life is lacking. It has a TPM... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i74702, i74702h, i74702hq, razer i74702, razer i74702h, razer i74702hq
Barcodes 00811254020016
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