Razer has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
The Razer Blade has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Blade also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Razer Blade supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
SSD Storage Medium
The Razer Blade has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price], or the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price] both from AORUS which has better reviews.
When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the Razer Blade's weight of only 1.9 kilograms is one of the lightest. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Blade the weights range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] (1.9kg).
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Razer Blade has a touch sensitive screen.
We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price].
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802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Very Bright Display Brightness
Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years the display brightnesss range from 220 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 300 cd/m². When compared to other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Blade, the Razer Blade's display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
At only 345 millimeters, the Razer Blade is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The narrowest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the Blade is 330mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Razer Blade does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Blade the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB. The Razer Blade has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Very Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Razer Blade has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 17".
If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (15.6").
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Blade is 2.5GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.2 gigahertz, the Razer Blade has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (2.5GHz).
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Blade the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. At only 3.2 gigahertz, the Razer Blade has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Blade.
3 Other reasons to consider the Razer Blade
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over two years ago.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Razer Blade has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Blade.
If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (16GB).
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