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Updated January 10, 2024·

When considering the Gigabyte Aero 16 and Razer Blade 14, the Aero 16 stands out for creative professionals due to its OLED screen with high color accuracy, which is crucial for design and video editing tasks. The Razer Blade 14, on the other hand, has a higher refresh rate display and a more powerful graphics card that provides an edge for gaming and 3D rendering. While the Aero 16 offers a larger screen and bigger battery, it's heavier and might not be as easy to carry around as the more compact and lighter Razer Blade 14. If budget is a top concern, the Aero 16 offers a lower price point, but the Razer Blade 14 promises longer battery life, which could be important for on-the-go use. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Gaming and 3D

7.9
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.6
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) is very good for gaming and 3D, while the Gigabyte Aero 16 is good.

Performance

8.4
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.6
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) performs better than the Gigabyte Aero 16 for gaming and 3D.

Screen Quality

8.4
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.9
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Gigabyte Aero 16 has a better screen than the Razer Blade 14 for engineering and design, while the Razer Blade 14 has a better screen for gaming and 3D.

Portability

Good
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
5.0 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
0.8in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) has very good portability, while the Gigabyte Aero 16 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.8
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.5
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) has very good build quality, while the Gigabyte Aero 16 has good build quality.

Cost

$1,260
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
$2,400
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The Gigabyte Aero 16 has a price of $1,260 and the Razer Blade 14 (2023) costs $2,400.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Razer Blade 14 (2023) to be very good for general use, while the Gigabyte Aero 16 is good.

Engineering and Design

8.6
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
8.7
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aero 16 are both very good for engineering and design.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aero 16
Blade 14 (2023)
6.0 Hours
The Gigabyte Aero 16 has 7 hours of battery life. The Razer Blade 14 has 6 hours of battery life.

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How the Gigabyte Aero 16 and the Razer Blade 14 (2023) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte Aero 16Razer Blade 14 (2023)
Gigabyte Aero 16Razer Blade 14 (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$1,260
$2,400
Brand
GigabyteRazer
Release Date
January 10 2022January 06 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.88''12.2'' x 9'' x 0.7''
Weight
5.07 lbs4.05 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700HAMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Overall CPU Score
9.2/109.3/10
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (105 W)RTX 4070 (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
8.8/109.8/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
3840 x 24002560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
8.9/108.7/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
7.4/109.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
9.1/108.6/10
Diagonal Size
16"14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 hours6 hours
Battery Capacity
99 wh68.1 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/109/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portableRazer Blade 14 (2023)
Better for GamingRazer Blade 14 (2023)
Better keyboardRazer Blade 14 (2023)

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Gigabyte Aero 16

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Tom's Hardware

Isaac Rouse | May 2022
"The Gigabyte Aero 16 is a workstation laptop for light gaming. It's design is still muted, with a silver chassis alongside a black keyboard and trackpad that provides some contrast. The Gigabyte Aero’s full-size chiclet-style keyboard is enjoyable to type on thanks to its snappy feel and responsiveness. The 4K+ AMOLED display is good, but it could be better. It doesn’t handle true black very well and suffers from strong reflections and glare. The Gigabyte Aero excels at productivity performance and can keep up with other gaming laptops in 1080p. But it has very few ports and its refresh rate leaves a bit to be desired."

Razer Blade 14 (2023)

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NotebookCheck

Allen Ngo | May 2022
"After making a huge splash with the original 2021 model, it's expected that the 2022 refresh would be more of a minor update to an already impressive machine. It adds a higher resolution webcam (720p to 1080p), faster CPU (Ryzen 9 5900HX to Ryzen 9 6900HX), faster GPU (RTX 3070/3080 to 3070/3080 Ti), faster RAM (DDR4-3200 to DDR5-4800), faster M.2 SSD support (PCIe3 x4 to PCIe4 x4), newer WLAN module (Killer AX1690i to Qualcomm WCN685x), and a MUX switch for the new integrated Radeon 680M GPU. It's indubitably an upgrade especially in terms of single-thread processor performance."

About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

About Razer

Samsung Electronics is the second-largest technology corporation by revenue. Based in South Korea, they are very well known for their wide range of phones, tablets, TVs and appliances. Their main line of laptops is the Galaxy Book series, launched in 2017. This range includes 2-in-1 convertible devices and standard notebooks, with a focus on portability and value for money.

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