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ThinkPad Z16
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Blade 14 (2024)
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Advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16
  • Best in class speakers
Advantages of the Razer Blade 14 (2024)
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.9
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.4
2.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Razer Blade 14 (2024) is very good for gaming and AI, while the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.0
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
2.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Razer Blade 14 (2024) and Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 are both very good for engineering and design, though the Razer Blade 14 (2024) is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

8.5
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.8
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
393.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
466.0 nits
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 has a better screen than the Razer Blade 14 for general use, engineering and design, and software development, while the Razer Blade 14 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

7.0 Hours
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
10.0 Hours
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 has 7 hours of battery life. The Razer Blade 14 has 10 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,606
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
$2,200
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 has a price of $1,606 and the Razer Blade 14 (2024) costs $2,200.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.6
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.3
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
393.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
466.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.9/10
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 and Razer Blade 14 (2024) are both very good for general use.

Content Creation

8.5
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.4
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 and Razer Blade 14 (2024) are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.4
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.1
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 and Razer Blade 14 (2024) are both very good for software development.

Portability

Good
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
4.2 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Razer Blade 14 (2024) and Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.0
ThinkPad Z16
Blade 14 (2024)
8.5
The Razer Blade 14 (2024) and Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 both have very good build quality.

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How the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 and the Razer Blade 14 (2024) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16Razer Blade 14 (2024)
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16Razer Blade 14 (2024)

GENERAL

Price
$1,606
$2,200
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.4'' x 0.62''12.2'' x 9'' x 0.71''
Weight
4.27 lbs4.05 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6850HAMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
Graphics
RX 6500M (55 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
32 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
72 Wh68.1 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3840 x 24002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
393 nits466 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8/108.5/10
Portability Score
7.9/108/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.6/108/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16

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PCWorld

Matthew S. Smith | September 2022
"Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z16 tries has some success in its effort to tweak the ThinkPad formula. The laptop is attractive, yet still tame, and material quality is on par with the best Windows competition. I also like the smooth, responsive haptic touchpad and the wide range of modern connectivity. Yet the Z16 doesn’t fix ThinkPad’s typical weakness: value. Starting around $1,550, and more typically near $1,700, the Z16 finds itself facing alternatives that have better performance or an improved display for the same price, or less."

Razer Blade 14 (2024)

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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."

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About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean technology company. Razer is best known for their Blade series laptops, well known for their strong performance and sleek design. Although Razer charges a premium price tag for their laptops, buyers can expect a stealthy laptop with clean fit and finish and strong performance. All of their models offer great portability and build quality compared to other gaming laptops.

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