Mighty Gaming Machine: Razer’s new Blade – Gaming Laptop (Feb 2017 edition)

Razer gaming laptop blade

Talk about a power packed gaming laptop in any gaming community and this Razer gaming laptop is sure to be mentioned. Since its launch in 2013, Razer has been introducing new models of the Blade with increasing capabilities. The latest Blade is a sleek and attractive notebook, possessing ferocious power within. Powered by its latest tweak, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, Blade qualifies to be a complete and portable gaming solution.

 

Razer blade

Design and Appearance:

Similar to its predecessors, Razer’s Blade has maintained its sleek and thin look, while incorporating even more power. The body is composed of high-quality black aluminum with unparalleled build quality and design. Costing around $2,000 on Amazon.com, Blade is in direct competition with rivals such as Alienware 13 and MSI Stealth Pro.

Weighing at 4.16 pounds with dimensions of 13.6 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches, this Razer gaming laptop is impressively slim if compared to most of the other gaming laptops. It is no less than a myth how Razer managed to fit the latest Nvidia graphics card into this ultra slim, a mere 0.7 inch thick gaming machine. Despite its slim size, the laptop possesses ample power and can smoothly run any game currently available on the market.

 

Razer Blade Laptop

Display:

The 14 inch display screen has a High Definition resolution of 1920 x 1080. It offers wide viewing angles, and highly vivid and vibrant colors. The HD display, along with the latest GeForce GPU working at the back end, ensures a super-refined visual gaming experience by offering rich and sharp image quality. The built in GeForce GPU is QHD enabled with 6GB of VRAM, making Blade one of the slimmest VR ready laptops currently available.

Keypad and Touchpad:

Blade has an awesome keypad with individual backlighting for every key, where each key is capable of taking one of the 16.8m available colors.  The keys are well spaced and are absolutely pleasant to look at with the glowing backlights. You can individually customize each key for a backlight color, as well as for a lighting effect. There are six different lighting effects available such as Ripple, Reactive, and Spectrum Cycling.

The 4.1 x 2.5 inch Synaptics powered touchpad offers smooth and accurate movement, along with precise gestures. The touchpad is capable of supporting three-finger swipes and two-finger scrolls.

 

Razer blade gaming laptop

Performance:

Equipped with the new 7th generation 2.6 GHz Intel Core-i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM, this machine offers unmatched levels of gaming performance to the enthusiast gamers. The Razer gaming laptop is capable almost any kind of multi-tasking you can imagine, and is ideal not only for gaming but for work as well because of its powerful multi-tasking abilities. It is equally useful for professionals related to graphic designing, image artists, and animation experts etc. since it is a composite of processing power and visual capabilities.

The powerful Quad Core processor offers Turbo Boost, a special feature that can boost up the speed of active tasks up to 3.8 GHz. It is quite a handy feature and ensures that while you are working or playing, you never experience the slightest bit of a lag.

The machine’s performance was put to a test during the synthetic Geekbench 3 tests, where it scored a whopping 13,262, surpassing by miles the thin and light laptop average, 7,280. Blade also managed to beat one of its closest rivals in the test, Alienware 13, which had scored 13,159.

Blade features a 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 Ram, which operates at 2400 MHz’s. It can have up to 1TB PCI SSD which offers 3 times faster speed than standard mSATA drives. The dual channel RAM delivers performance at lightening speeds, and will not let you down no matter what game or task you throw at it.

Despite the many other capabilities that this machine has, it is this rare combination of processing power and visual capabilities that is responsible for the wide spread fame of this laptop among gamers.

 

Razer Blade gaming

Variety in display and storage size:

Razer’s Blade comes in two display types. You can purchase the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS Display (Matte display) or 3840 x 2160 4k UHD (Touch display).

Matte Display: It is the standard display system providing a high frame-rate, and capable of wide viewing angles. It produces consistent colors for a smooth and zero blur gaming experience.

Touch Display: The 4k UHD delivers stunning visual performance. It produces up to 8.29 million pixels at 314 PPI (pixels per inch). This rich concentration of pixels results in jaw-dropping clarity and unreal sharpness and color intensity. You will have the most amazing experience with this display both during game-play, and professional photo/video editing.

There is also a variety in storage capacity, and you can purchase a Blade having 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1TB storage.

Battery:

It is normally the case that for an Nvidia GPU powered laptop, which is as slim as 0.7 inches in thickness, the battery performance is less than what most would desire; however, that is not the case when it comes to this monster machine. Blade is capable of providing up to 6 hours of battery life with continuous internet usage over Wi-Fi. Although its battery life is still a bit shorter than the average for thin and light laptops

Conclusion

This Razer gaming laptop competes among the best. We definitely recommend this laptop for any gamer who takes their gaming serious!

Razer Gaming Laptop
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Razer Gaming Laptop
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 512GB PCIe SSD and 16GB RAM provides desktop-grade performance in a laptop for even the most intensive gaming - even on the Oculus Rift and HTC vive
  • Extremely thin (0.7") CNC aluminium chassis, weighing in only at 4.16 lbs
  • Get the best gaming experience with an incredible 14" IPS QHD+ touchscreen Display

 

 

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