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Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the durability, while comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

portability, performance, design, price, screen

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Razer Blade

 

The Blade is Razer's attempt to create the ultimate laptop; one that's small and light, but powerful enough to play games at 1080p as well as edit video. With top-end specs including a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, it's also VR ready too.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop

 

For the first time in years, the Razer Blade Pro feels like it deserves the name. Packed with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1080, there's a lot of power in this slim, 17-inch laptop.

High-end performance in a slim chassis ; Beautiful 4K display with G-Sync ; Gets rid of janky Switchblade tech and uses a normal trackpad

Doesn't always get full GTX 1080 performance because of heat issues ; Power cord is stiff, doesn't swivel ; Expensive

It’s hard to argue with the Blade Pro moniker this year. There’s still room for improvement, sure. The new mechanical switches could use a bit more tinkering, the power cord is a disappointment, and it doesn’t deliver the full horsepower of a 1080.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2016)

 

Powerful, slim, and stunningly designed, the Razer Blade Pro is one of the most attractive and portable 17-inch gaming laptops available.

Incredible power for such a slim form factor. Beautiful 4K touch display. Satisfying low-profile mechanical keyboard. Customizable lighting.

512GB of storage as tested, and adding more is pricey. Laptop runs hot. Fans are loud under load.

The Razer Blade Pro looks, feels, and performs every bit as premium as its price suggests. The screen is stellar, the keyboard is satisfying, and the components are cutting-edge. A handful of beefier but similarly priced Pascal systems edge it in...

Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Late 2016)

 

Razer's latest Blade gaming laptop is an excellent blend of form and function, boasting strong gaming performance and a uniquely slim body.

Strong gaming performance. Supports VR. Long battery life. Sleek, compact metal build.

Expensive.

The new Razer Blade brings an unmatched combination of performance and portability, with new components that put it beyond the power of its 970M-wielding forebear and within the threshold of what you need if you're interested in VR gaming. It doesn't...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade (2016) review: Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment

 

A newer processor, more VRAM, faster storage, and a cooler chassis provide good, if smaller-scale, improvements over last year's Blade. However, this year's Blade may end up having limited appeal depending on Nvidia's plans for mobile versions of its...

Still one of the best performance/weight ratios going ; New, more subdued typeface ; Tweaked internals, including new cooling pattern

The 970M is ooooooold ; Can get better performance at the same price if you sacrifice portability

Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy.

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2016)

 

This year's Razer Blade gaming ultraportable delivers premium design, solid performance, and high-end features all in a very slim build. It even adds a few extras over its predecessor for $400 less.

Improved performance over predecessor at a lower price. Slim, light design with premium aluminum build. Sharp and vibrant 3,200-by-1,800-resolution touch display. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Good battery life for a gaming laptop.

Graphics card not powerful enough for native QHD+ resolution when playing cutting-edge games. Short on storage. Runs hot while gaming.

Conclusion The new Razer Blade, like the 2015 version is a very capable gaming laptop, with a beautiful build that's a lot more portable than other game-focused machines. Performance may only be marginally improved, but the latest Blade costs $400 less...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2016) review: A bigger Blade, with a hypnotizing keyboard

 

The new Razer Blade is bigger than the 13-inch Stealth model, and has top-end mobile graphics.

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (QHD, Early 2016)

 

Razer's Blade Stealth (QHD) isn't capable of high-end gaming without the company's forthcoming external graphics amplifier, but its top-notch design and performance still make it our top pick for midrange ultraportables.

Premium, compact build. Sharp QHD touch display. First individually backlit RGB keys on a notebook. Fast performance.

Keys are shallow. Battery life is a bit short for an ultraportable laptop.

Conclusion The Razer Blade Stealth (QHD) features fast performance and a top-notch display packed into a premium, compact body. Though it isn't capable of serving as a dedicated gaming laptop without the Razer Core, it's an excellent ultraportable in...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review: This slick new laptop will make your MacBook Air jealous

 

Packed with features and smartly designed, the Razer Blade Stealth is one of the best laptops you can buy starting under $1,000.

The Razer Blade Stealth is slimmer and lighter than similar laptops from Dell and Apple. Even the base model includes a Core i7 processor and fun Chroma backlit keyboard, and future expansion via an external graphics box for gaming is promising.

Battery life takes a nosedive with the 4K screen. The promised add-on gaming module still has no price or release details.

The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade

 

The Razer Blade (starting and reviewed at $1,899) just got another power-up. The laptop has made the jump to Kaby Lake, Intel's 7th-generation line of processors, which promise better performance and power efficiency. Pair that with a VR-ready Nvidia...

Mar, 2017