Amid the growing popularity of tablets and convertible laptops, you might find the tried and tested laptop more fitting for gaming purposes. There are times when you would want to revert to the traditional non-touchscreen gaming experience rather than those offered by tablets or convertibles.
If you are looking for such devices that can take you to a throwback to what is traditional, then you will definitely love the Razer Blade 14. This newest laptop from Razer is an excellent gaming powerhouse that boasts of a superfast processor and a long-lasting battery.
Razer Blade 14: the good and the bad
What you would love about the Razer Blade 14 is that it is comfortably slim, has a long-lasting battery, and a fourth-generation quad-core Intel processor coupled with Nvidia graphics. These specs alone tell you something about this laptop’s gaming performance.
There are things that would disappoint you, however, when you use this device. The most obvious letdown would be the Razer Blade 14’s low-resolution display. In addition, you would most likely be forced to buy the 256 or 512GB SSd version of this device as the 128GB model (which costs $1799) is hardly sufficient for your gaming needs.
The bottom line is that, while this 14” laptop might have a lackluster display specs, it is still a well-performing device can satisfy your gaming needs.
Other specifications of the Razer Blade 14
This laptop lives up to its name; it is razor-thin indeed, which makes it a slick and sexy device. To help you know more about this laptop, read the following list of specifications.
- Design-wise, the Razer Blade 14 looks like a matte-black version of the MacBook Pro. It measures 13.6” x 9.3” x 0.66” and weighs 4.1lbs. It is thicker than a lot of ultrabooks yet smaller than most laptops.
- The weakest feature of this laptop is its display. It does not even come close to that of MacBook’s Retina display. Its 14” screen comes with only 1600 x 900p resolution, instead of the 1080p resolution found in most high-end laptops. In addition to the display specs leaving much to be desired, the Razer Blade 14 also has poor viewing angles, and is not even as sharp and crisp as the Blade released last year.
- Good thing that this device comes with a Dolby Home Theater stereo speakers that gives off shockingly loud sound, which can compensate for the disappointment with the screen.
- All configurations of this laptop come with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Core i7-4702HQ processor coupled with 8GB of DDR3L RAM. It also sports a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M Optimus graphics. You can choose among the 128GB SSD ($1800), the 256GB SSD model ($2000), and the 512GB SSD version ($2300).
- The internal hardware housed within the Razer Blade 14’s provides users with a performance that is better than the average laptop. It is considered the most powerful slim Haswell laptop to date. Externally, this laptop sports three USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port. It lacks a optical drive, an SD card slot or even and Ethernet.
- The Razer Blade 14 features a 1.3MP Webcam that has respectable performance as a camera for chatting. There is also an array microphone for in-game chat. Aside from that, it has support for Bluetooth 4.0 and has a Qualcomm Killer Wireless-N network adapter.
- There can be no doubt that this laptop performs pretty damn well when it comes to gaming purposes, although the low-res display comes across as a turn-off. The battery of this device was able to rate 7 hours and 46 minutes in a video playback battery drain test, which is better than most fourth-gen Haswell devices.