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Razer Blade (Win 8) RZ09-00830500-R3U1 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Win 8
  • Intel Core i7 3632QM Quad Core Processor with Hyper-Threading
  • CPU: 2.2GHz (Base) / 3.2GHz (Turbo)
  • 8 GB SO-DIMM
  • 500 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, 64 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX660m
  • Windows 8
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Product Information

Style: Win 8
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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Core i3-2350M
RAM8 GB SO-DIMM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX660m
Graphics Card Ram Size2000 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
Brand NameRazer
SeriesBlade
Item model numberRZ09-00830500-R3U1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight6.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H16.81 x 10.90 x 0.88 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size64
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009ZPJMIC
Best Sellers Rank #11,784 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 31, 2012
  
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Product Description

Style: Win 8

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Blade Laptop

Extreme Performance

Extreme Performance

The all new Razer™ Blade features the latest processor and graphics for up to double the performance than the previous generation. Powered by an all new Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX series graphics powering a beautiful 17.3" LED display, the new Razer Blade screams gaming performance.

Intel Core i7

The new Razer Blade features Intel's 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, doubling the core power of the previous generation ensuring your games and media playback run with the most powerful processing performance you'll ever experience on the go.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series GPU

The Razer Blade also features a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series GPU. With up to 50% faster frame rates than the previous generation, you'll play games the way they were meant to be played with rich DX11 graphics.

Design

Ultra-portable Form Factor

Our designers and engineers worked closely together to achieve the performance demanded by gamers without compromising on the laptop's thinness and weight. Everything a gamer wants, a high definition 17.3 inch LED display, hybrid drive solution, and an ultra slim power supply for a true portable gaming experience. All this at just under an inch thick and weighing less than 7 pounds, the new Razer Blade is still the thinnest gaming laptop of its class.

User Interface

All-New Features and Applications

The Razer Blade's Switchblade UI is an all-new innovative user interface designed from the ground up for a more efficient, intuitive, and exciting gaming experience. The Razer Blade's 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys put an infinite number of commands, controls, and skills right at the gamer's fingertips. Combined is a revolutionary LCD display that is capable of two modes. One mode displays in game information in full vibrant color, allowing gamers to stay ahead of the competition; and a second mode that functions as an ultra-sensitive multi-touch gaming track pad, designed just for gamers on the go.

User Interface

With the new Razer Blade, gamers will take advantage of a growing list of applications designed just for gaming. With the Switchblade UI, gamers can fully customize their profiles and wallpaper, browse the web for in game information, watch YouTube videos for walkthrough guides, stay connected with their social networks, and launch dedicated applications to interact with popular games, all in real time.




Technical Specifications
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7
  • Quad Core Processor with Hyper-Threading
  • CPU: 2.2GHz (Base) / 3.2GHz (Turbo)
Chipset
  • Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Memory
  • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
Storage
  • 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
  • 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO
  • Dataplex™ Software
    (Carche Acceleration)
Graphics and Video
  • Integrated Intel® GMA HD4000 - Mobile Mode
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5
  • VRAM with NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology
Display
  • 17.3" Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920x1080
  • LED Backlit
Additional Features
  • Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
  • Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard
  • Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • Built-in HD Webcam (2.0MP)
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Integrated Digital 7.1 Surround Audio Support
  • (via HDMI 1.4) Dolby® Home Theater® v4 Audio
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
  • 3x USB 3.0
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Microphone/Headphone
    Combo Jack
  • 1x Kensington Lock
Power
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • Compact AC Adapter (120Watt)
Communications
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 1x Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 A/G/N
  • 1x Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0
Size and Weight
  • Width: 16.81 inches (42.7cm)
  • Depth: 10.90 inches (27.7cm)
  • Height: 0.88 inches (2.24cm)
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds (2.99kg)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I had been wanting a "gaming" laptop for ages.
Steven St.Laurent
It seems to be all the keys, but I notice it the most on the bottom row and top row of letters.
Clint Johnson
Its light, thin and the power unit size is great.
Anthony Rogers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Patrick E. Donnelly on October 9, 2012
Style Name: Win 7
Pros:
-The build quality and attention to detail on the laptop is exceptional, rivaling the MBP. It's one of the only windows laptops in existence where you can tell a lot of thought and care went into the design and build.
-Fan noise level is decent even under load.
-It's light and thin enough to put in a bag and transport on a regular basis.
-It's got a powerful cpu and gpu capable of driving even graphically demanding games at smooth framerates, and completely demolishing anything system-friendly like Torchlight 2 or League of Legends.
-SSD caching makes many common tasks extremely fast.

Cons:
-Battery life tends to be a bit short even when not gaming.
-No second audio port for my headset.
-Up/Down directional arrows are dinky. Games often use the d-arrows, so this is suboptimal. It could be solved by a 'directional arrow' setting for the switchblade, but they curiously omitted such a setting. Speaking of which...
-Switchblade UI is fairly immature and lacks vital customization options as of now. Seems like something that will be fixed eventually, but I would prefer a cheaper laptop without the switchblade. Most gamers are going to attach a gaming mouse, and gamers don't really need flashy optimus buttons because they memorize their hotkeys.

Conclusion:
The Razer Blade fundamentals are strong--specs, build quality, design, portability. There is nothing else like it on the market. The immature and expensive switchblade ui holds it back from greatness.

Update:
I've found out how to customize the switchblade UI buttons, and the functionality I wanted (the ability to attach custom macros and pictures to buttons on a program-specific basis) is there, I just wasn't able to figure it out by messing around.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jamesfitzgerald17 on January 8, 2013
Style Name: Win 8 Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of Razer products for a while. Not just the products but the company philosophy of making quality hardware with gamers in mind and so when I saw the new Razer Blade I instantly fell in love with it. The sleek Macbook Pro look, the hardware to actually play games on more than decent settings, and the extras that wow on first glance and then blow your mind when you start to use it. This is definitely the work of people who sat down with a vision and made it without compromise.
This laptop hits the nail on the head in so many ways:
The Design
First off let's look at the competition and their view of a gaming laptop: Huge, plastic, loud, heat blasting, flashing colors, powerful gaming desktop replacements. They get job done but the appeal is more geared towards teens that show it off to friends. It's not something you want in public and not something you really want to lug around with a power brick half the size of the laptop. It doesn't really have a place outside of the gaming world. It is in all senses of the word a toy, and an expensive one at that. In general todays gaming laptops have the bells and whistles but aren't refined products. Enter the Razer Blade a sleek thin .88 profile weighing in at roughly 6 pounds sporting a clean black matte coat over a full aluminum frame with green lighting accents and logo. You wouldn't even know it was a powerful gaming notebook until you launched Battlefield 3 and marveled at how well it played. The Razer Blade is a classy product pulling design cues from the Mac Book Pro, the Optimus Maximus keyboard, and gamer preferences for matte screens and a clean finish.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hadr on October 19, 2012
Style Name: Win 7
I have a desktop PC for gaming and this laptop.

Pro:
It is able to run all the games I have in Steam smoothly.
It is lighter than most of the laptops that I used.
Big screen!
Fast boot up. I have never used SSD before so I am not sure if this is the fastest SSD. But its definitely much faster than my 3.5" hdd in the desktop.
Gaming-wise, I cannot feel much difference except on max setting. The framerate its lower than my desktop but I expected it.

Cons:
Heat. It can get quite warm. There's once when I rocked my chair and my thigh hit the bottom of the table top. I could feel the heat from the bottom side!
LED display. The button functions are good to have but can live without. But there's no way you can play FPS with the LED. Simply too slow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert on August 19, 2013
Style Name: Win 8 Verified Purchase
I love the look and feel of Razer's products, and I have bought peripherals and this laptop in spite of the criticisms that come up regularly. Sadly, my laptop quickly developed an intermittent problem with its wireless card that makes mobile online gaming impossible. Given the accuracy of the comments that cautioned against buying it, I don't doubt that the complaints about the customer service are true as well. But I will give Razer a chance and come back to update this comment afterward.

Update

Ok, first I need to post an important disclaimer: I did not end up contacting Razer customer service. I elected not to bother after I went to their support website and found that there was nothing helpful on it whatsoever, which told me that my time would be better spent learning about what other people had done when encountering my problem.

After reading several online comments from other owners of this laptop, I went to Best Buy and picked up a Linksys wireless USB adapter (AC 1200 Dual Band) for $59.99, installed it and disabled the built-in network card. This not only solved the intermittent connectivity problem, it also made a dramatic improvement over the speed I had been getting before the built in Wi-Fi got squirrely on me.

I have upgraded my rating, but only to 2 stars.
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August 20, 2013
Hi Robert,

Sorry to hear that you're having an issue with your wireless card. Hopefully you've contacted our Customer Support team already, but if you haven't--please don't hesitate to do so at http://razersupport.com/product.

Thank you for understanding.

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