|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1600x900|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Core i7 2.2 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||256 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2000 MB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
Razer Blade 14 Inch Gaming Laptop 2013 Model
- Intel Core i7-4702HQ Quad Core 2.2 GHz-3.2GHz turbo
- 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 256 GB Solid-State Drive
- 14-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
- Windows 8
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Why did I buy this laptop?
-Incredibly thin and lightweight
-Battery life lasts a VERY long time
-8GB RAM is perfect - Any more seems to be a waste for my needs
-256GB SSD is a great medium between cost and size. Of course a 512GB would be nice, but I have an external for media files anyway.
-HDMI Out - Essential component that many "budget" computers lack (This is definitely not a budget computer)
-Three USB3.0 Ports - I never use more than 2 at a time anyway, but I understand that some people will need more ports. Personally I prefer to use Bluetooth so there are no wires.
-Serves as a good desktop replacement
Below are some questions people often ask me about it:
1)How hot does it get?
-It feels pretty hot when I play certain games like Crysis 3 on max settings; however, I checked the CPU core temperature only to realize it was actually cooler than my previous laptop had been. I believe this may be due to the bezel being made out of metal which can more easily transfer heat than plastic.
2)Can it play games?
-This is always my favorite question because it's a gaming laptop and people love to ask if it can play games. In short the answer is yes. So far I have run into no problems playing games except with radial flora shadows on Battlefield 3 and motion blur in Crysis 3.Read more ›
The battery life easily matches what only ultra low voltage laptops can deliver, except the Razer has an NVIDIA GTX 765m GPU that lets you enable high or max settings in all the current games. I have had run-time vary between 4-7 hours browsing/doing work, or about 2.5-3 hours when gaming. This thing is a beast. I bet you're thinking, "Dang, you really like this thing." And you'd be right, but with some reservations.
Most of the reviews overlook an issue or two. The screen, webcam, and occasionally defective power adapter. Fortunately, their customer service sent me new power adapters until I received one that didn't make loud clicking noises. I'll break everything down below:
Display - This is a tough one. If you see people complaining that this doesn't have a 1080p screen, they are wrong to criticize it. 1600x900 is an excellent choice at 14" and is the appropriate resolution for the GTX 765m graphics card to power. Viewing angles on the other hand are pretty atrocious. It is difficult to find the "right" angle and the screen washes out if you move your head at all.
That said, I understand why Razer chose a TN panel; we can't have slow response times when gaming, but the color gamut and contrast is about a 3 on a scale 1 to 10.Read more ›
Lets start with appearance. The design is very simple, no weird angles or bevels, just a clean smooth design with rounded corners. The finish is a beautiful matte black, so it looks great and doesn't take finger prints. While some have complained about the green Razer logo, I think it looks striking, especially since it glows when the screen is on.
Next up is the physical build quality - which is superb. It feels sturdy, and will not bend/flex (well, the screen will, but anything that thin would). The keys feel solid, and there are two long rubberized feet on the bottom (running most of the length of the front and back). The charging brick and cord are solid (and wonderfully small and light), and the connection feels very good. Many charging ports feel as if they would break under a tiny stress, this one feels like I could dangle the computer from it without damage (note: I'm not going to try it, you probably shouldn't either). Of course that can be a disadvantage if you are apt to trip on the cord, as that could pull the laptop onto the floor. A magnetic solution (similar to a Macbook) may have been an over all more robust solution, but for a standard charging cable, it feels great.
Now, onto the system. Boot time is unbelievable, you can go from cold to fully operational in seconds, which is partially thanks to Razers hardware optimizations, and partially thanks to Windows 8's vastly improved boot times. The OS is pretty much stock Windows 8, the Razer website says that it has no bloatware, which is *true* to some extent. But there are a few programs installed that aren't stock Windows.
- Razer Synapse 2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As you see with other reviews, Razer laptops are NOT durable. Mine also stopped working after one year: screen and track pad both died. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by nothappy
Wish I could give it no stars!
I had the PC nearly a year before it died. It ran so hot I bought those plastic wedges you put under wobbly tables to improve the cooling! Read more
Good fast laptop for gaming. The problem is it gets really hot fast. I have another brand of laptop with an even newer video card and it doesn't get anywhere near as hot has this.Published 2 months ago by Bex
Do not buy this if you are looking to game 24/7. Best for on the go travelers and students.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Even today this laptop is still nearly unbeatable. The 14" screen is the perfect size and even though it's heavy (solid) its so comfortable to carry around in my backpack for... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Darren Hatcher
From day one defective keyboard and since I live in Europe not a single repair-centrePublished 3 months ago by Dionysius Martens
The hardware on this laptop is great except the screen. I didn't think it would bother me as much but after using top of the line laptops, it's very difficult to handle a cheap... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jimmy Lu
This computer turned into a brick in less than a year, and customer service would not honor the warranty. Read morePublished 8 months ago by public profile name
Extremely disappointing. Bought this in Feb 2014 and about 1 week ago just stopped working. Because the warranty is only 1 year they won't stand behind their product. Read morePublished 9 months ago by aspen cg
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