Razer Blade 14 (2023)

Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14 (2023)

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.6/10
SIZE: 14"

The Razer Blade 14 (2023) offers top-tier performance suitable for gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering tasks with a gaming laptop appearance. It's equipped with a high-quality AMD processor and Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics card but may come at a premium price. Although it has strong build quality and high screen refresh rate, fan noise can be noticeable under load. At over 4 pounds and with a solid battery life, it's decently portable for a performance laptop, but there are lighter options available. The keyboard and display are excellent for general use and professional applications, yet the absence of a number pad and touchscreen might be a downside for some users. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • High refresh rate display
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent build quality
  • Powerful graphics card for gaming
Cons
  • RAM is not upgradeable
  • Premium price point
  • Fan noise can be distracting
  • Lacks Ethernet port

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.
Gaming & AI:
4.6
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) excels in gaming and 3D thanks to its powerful Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU that supports intense graphical tasks and features like ray tracing, and its high 240Hz refresh rate complements the visual experience by allowing for smoother motion and less blurring during high-speed scenes. Additionally, the high-quality IPS display offers vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, making the visuals more immersive for gaming and 3D applications.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
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.
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.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) excels in general use due to its potent AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and abundant 16GB of RAM which ensure smooth multitasking and quick application performance. Its high-resolution IPS screen offers clear and vibrant visuals, while its light weight and 10 hours of battery life make it highly portable for on-the-go use.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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
$1,900
Release Date
June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.2'' x 9'' x 0.7''
Weight
4.05 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
68.1 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
560 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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