Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 14"

The Razer Blade 14 is a high-end laptop with a premium price, designed for gaming and performance-intensive tasks. It features a robust AMD Ryzen 9 processor alongside an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, which makes it suitable for 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering software. With 16GB of RAM and 1024GB of storage, it's well-equipped for multitasking and large projects. The 14-inch display has a high resolution, very good color coverage, and a fast refresh rate, which is beneficial for both gaming and professional creative work. However, its compact size and relatively low weight also make it quite portable for a performance-oriented laptop. The battery life is solid for its class, contributing to its portability. It excels in build quality, heat management, and has a backlit keyboard but lacks an Ethernet port and a number pad. It runs Windows 11 Home and was released in February 2022. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution 1440p screen
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Sturdy build quality
Cons
  • Limited to 16GB of RAM
  • No touchscreen available
  • Moderate battery life
  • No Thunderbolt ports

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.5
The Razer Blade 14 is excellent for general use largely due to its powerful CPU and sufficient RAM, which allow for smooth multitasking and fast performance. Its high-resolution screen, lightweight and slim design, along with a solid battery life, enhance its portability and make it suitable for varied everyday tasks.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Razer Blade 14 excels in engineering and design use because it is equipped with a high-performance AMD Ryzen CPU and an Nvidia RTX GPU, alongside substantial RAM, which are very important for demanding applications, and a high-resolution IPS screen that delivers precise colors and sharp visuals.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.4
The Razer Blade 14 is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card and has a high screen refresh rate of 165 Hz, which are crucial for smooth and responsive gaming and 3D rendering. Additionally, the laptop boasts excellent screen quality, including a wide color coverage and high contrast ratio that enhance the visual experience for gaming and 3D applications.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,000
Brand
Razer
Release Date
January 02 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.7'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.92 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
Overall CPU Score
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8.6/10
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (100 W)
Overall GPU Score
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9.1/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1440
General Use Screen Score
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8.1/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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8/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.1/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 hours
Battery Capacity
62 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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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