|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.8 GHz Core i7-4702HQ|
|RAM||8 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GT555M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2000 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
Razer Blade 17 Inch Gaming Laptop
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Aesthetically, the Razer Blade has all the sleek, unibody looks of the Apple Macbook line, thought it is a matte black aluminum laptop rather than silver. Razer has really designed this unit with gamers in mind. For example, the 17.3" 1080P display is matte with excellent contrast and color reproduction. The keyboard has an anti-ghosting feature (I'm not sure what the other reviewer was complaining about as neither my screen nor keys have ever suffered from ghosting in any scenario). Even the side fans blow hot exhaust back away from the gamer which is a plus. With the aluminum construction the Blade is a solid, well designed piece of hardware.
The most unique feature of the Blade is of course the Switchblade UI, which includes a color video touchpad located to the right of the keyboard, and 10 customizable LED icons. While the location of the trackpad is awkward at first and takes a day or so to become accustomed to, it is a delight to use. Razer regularly updates the Switchblade software, adding new icons and customization features. I, however, have enjoyed more than anything, creating my own icons for apps and games and shortcuts. I press the game icon and my game list profile launches with a list of 20 games, each with their own launch icon.Read more ›
Two weeks after I received the first generation Razer Blade, the hard drive came loose and I couldn't boot my computer. I didn't do anything to the laptop other than move it from my desk to my bed. Luckily, this was fixed by merely giving the bottom a good hard tap.
A week or so after that, I realized that the wireless card was faulty and would consistently drop packets. I tried this with 4-5 different routers in 3 different locations. The results were all the same. My friends, on their Lenovo/Asus/etc laptops, had no issues with the same wireless connection. This was the first time I sent my laptop back to them. It took over two weeks before they shipped it back. Luckily, I was on holiday, so this had no affects on my studies or anything.
Fast forward three months, and I get my first AC adapter failure. They sent me a replacement one after a week. That's a week in university without a laptop folks. The only access I had to the internet was my phone. Okay, I overlooked it.
Two months later, the switchblade interface stops working. I can't access synapse at all. Razer support tells me they'll get back to me and I quote, "We have forwarded the issue to our higher level technical specialist . They would be assisting you soon." They never got back to me. Whatever, I don't really need the Switchblade anyways.
November 2013. League of Legends season is ending, and I'm LITERALLY in the middle of my promo game to Platinum when all of a sudden, my laptop black screens and gets a red ring of death out of nowhere.Read more ›
Design: Absolutely beautiful, albeit absolutely inspired by another fruit related company. However, I think that this laptop is even more aesthetically pleasing than Macbook Pro's uni-body design. From the black aluminum exterior, green illuminated keyboard, to the totally cool, albeit slightly gimmicky Switchblade UI trackpad, this thing screams bad ass! It's rigid, and feels perfect for toting around. Other 17" laptops of this class are just monsters, and that makes carrying them around a hassle for sure.
Performance: Okay, this is where I would've been mad if I spent the full MSRP at launch (2899 US Dollars). With a dual core Intel i7, 8gb Ram, 256 Gb SSD, the specs looks pretty damn good, until you get to the GPU, which is a fairly mediocre GT555m. Now i'm not saying this thing can't game, because it can, but you shouldn't go into it wanting top performance out of every game. Yeah, I bought this wanting to game, but I also bought this to write papers on and what not. So in that sense, and for a moderate gaming machine, this is an absolute ideal laptop. As long as you're not expecting the absolute best performance, you'll be super satisfied with the laptop's performance (and if "extreme" performance is your forte', build a desktop.Read more ›
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Easily one of the best laptops on the market today, for gaming or otherwise. The switchblade interface is a cool, unique setup that makes it quick and easy to access a variety of... Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by CurlyBill
This is a very impressive machine. "Worked" great up until this morning (6 month mark) when I needed it. All I can hear now is my son's comment about staying with Apple... Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Mike Pate
Alright, I'll say it this thing is cool. It looks sleek, the charger is super tiny for a gaming computer, and its very thin and portable. Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Julie A. Mcgowan
Well as soon as I bought it, it was freezing and I couldn't get threw booting up. It had lag all over one really fps games I play even on low quality. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Danny
I've had this computer for a few months, and at first it seemed like all would be ok. I do 3d modeling as well as gaming, so it seemed like a good fit for my needs. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Jess
great laptop for gaming...this computer is fast and reliable... comes with great features like NVidia sound and razor cult membership... Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Marcus Thompson
This thing is really overpriced. only a 256GB hard drive? a MIDDLE CLASS graphics card? ON A SUPPOSED gaming laptop?! preposterous! Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Scott
This laptop was not designed to compete with laptops like the Asus G75 or MSI laptops however the true design of this laptop was to make gaming portable. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Rugbyplayer
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