This post is for all the Razer gaming laptop lovers. Razer has been one of the companies which majorly deals with all the accessories in gaming and it has a wide range of laptops to choose from. Razer has even been actively involved in organizing gaming tournaments.
Screen Size: 14 inches
Max Screen Resolution: 3200×1800 pixels
Processor: Intel Core i7(6th Generation)
RAM: 16 GB
Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
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Amazon Ratings: 3.3/5 (30 customer reviews)
Design and display
Razer laptops are really gorgeous when it comes to their design and display.The laptop is thin, sleek and the logo which beautifully sits on the cover of the laptop.The laptop has a really logo which lights up green when the laptop turns on and goes well with the green light on the chiclet keyboard which makes it look visually appealing.Though the colors on the keys can be customized, the all green color in the laptop looks really beautiful.
The laptop comes with a QHD display which is four times the quality of a 720p display.I really loved the display quality of this laptop and it isn’t full matte, to be fair it is a little glossy but that really makes the colors pop out and while gaming the visuals are amazing.This is one of the laptops where a glossy display actually makes you love the display even more.The laptop is really light and has a 300 nits display.The laptop comes with a touchscreen, which allows much easy navigation especially when surfing the internet.
The display has been beautifully developed in this laptop and to watch anything on this display is a real treat to the eyes.Overall, razer laptops have done a really good job when it comes to display and design.
Keyboard and Touchpad
This razer laptop has a backlit chiclet keyboard which makes the keyboard comfortable to use.The keys are firm and accurate when it comes to their functionality.This keyboard does not include a number pad unlike the other gaming keyboards, it has the usual keys and I’m okay with it, however, there can be people who do want the additional keys in such a case you may want to reconsider buying this laptop.
The touch is swift, smooth and accurate and I have no issues with the way the touch in this laptop works.It is powered by the Synaptics software in order to enable the finger gestures.Overall, the quality of the keyboard and touchpad is pretty good.
Audio and Webcam
The audio in this laptop is powered by Dolby Digital Plus software which lets you customize your audio with ease.The audio does go really loud when it comes to max volume and some laptop which can actually be as good as the Alienware, so yes, we are talking that quality audio in this laptop.
The webcam is 2 MP and it provides really good quality pictures and videos. You can use it to skype and record really good quality videos.The webcam in this laptop is excellent and this feature was paid attention to, unlike the other gaming laptops.
Gaming and Graphics
The laptop is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M which really powers up the laptop with an awesome gaming experience.Playing games in the high settings is really easy for a GPU of this caliber, however, there might ba issues in playing graphics demanding games in ultra settings but even then there would be really few games that fall into that category.
High graphics demanding games like Call of Duty, GTA 5, Batman are not playable on the ultra settings due to the fps being really low. However, in the high settings these games are manageable and could be played but with an average frame rate.
The laptop has a high performance with the 256 GB SSD included in it, however, there is no additional slot for further storage and this should be kept in mind before buying the laptop.Apart, from this everything else goes well performance wise with the laptop.The 16 GB RAM provided in the laptop is soldered and is not expandable, unlike the other gaming laptops.
Battery Life and Overheating Issues
The battery life of this laptop is average which includes 4 hours of battery life while surfing the net with the wifi on and during load times i.e while gaming it can last up to 2 hours which is a pretty average range for gaming laptops these days.
The laptop does heat up but not as much as compared to the other MSI models which heat up way too much comparatively.However, the temperature rises when the usage of the laptop is extended to more than 3-4 hours. The palms even then do not face any hot surfaces as it is the other end of the laptops which heat up the most.
Ports and Warranty
The ports included in this laptop are HDMI 1.4a-out, Kensington Lock, AC adapter input, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5 mm combo audio.It also includes Bluetooth 4.0 and WIFI.
The Razer laptops come with a year’s warranty.
The razer laptop is thin, sleek and really gorgeous when it comes to its design and display. It is one of the most beautifully crafted gaming laptops and weighs around 4 pounds which is really light for a gaming laptop. The battery life could have been a little better and this would make a perfect laptop for gaming on the go.
The gaming on this laptop will not go far from medium to high settings and that being the only downside, as you do get laptops for better GPU’s in the same price range.The laptop could have done a little better when it comes to the Graphics card, however, hope there is something better coming this year.
The storage could have been expandable and this could be a deal breaker for people who actually want really massive storage spaces on their laptops, however, one could do with an external hard drive but the competition is too high to miss out on such details.
This was my take on the Razer Blade 14 and if you have had any experience with this laptop then leave them in the comments section below.