Razer Blade 17 (2012)
Improved graphics and a quad-core.
Powerful Core i7 processor in the same thin body.
Excellent 17-inch 1080p display.
Unrivaled portability for a gaming laptop.
Innovative Switchblade UI.
Hybrid drive provides speedy performance.
Elegant and slim design.
Secondary screen and Switchblade UI can help gamers.
Switchblade UI touch-screen interface doesn't have enough game support to be a killer app.
No optical drive.
No traditional number pad.
Small hard drive.
Runs hot on bottom during gameplay.
Not as fast as bulkier rigs.
Switchblade UI LED buttons are hard to customize.
By DigitalVersus on October 04, 2013
The 14" Razer Blade is a poorly executed great idea. It's thinner and lighter than the competing gaming laptops and has just as good processing and gaming capabilities as the best of them. Unfortunately, it overheats like crazy and has ridiculously...60
By Notebook Review on September 16, 2013
The Blade packs a remarkable amount of power into a package as svelte as they come. This 0.66″ thin, 4.1 pound notebook can play modern games at higher settings. Other things we like about the Blade include the superb build quality, elegant...69
By itproportal.com on August 16, 2013
From its lightweight, portable design to its significantly improved performance, better graphics, and much longer battery life, it's clear that the 2013 Razer Blade is the laptop to buy if you want PC gaming on the go. Compared to the bulk and...80
By mashable.com on July 13, 2013
We all know what gaming laptops are supposed to look like: big and bulky, complete with gaudy Christmas lighting and enough air vents to make a Cylon cringe. That's what you get if you want desktop power in an itty-bitty frame, and even then...-
By Computer Shopper on July 10, 2013
Just 0.66 inch thin and 4.1 pounds, this souped-up slimline delivers genuinely game-worthy frame rates in an amazingly portable package. If James Bond went to LAN parties, he'd carry the Razer Blade....80
By IGN on July 02, 2013
A device capable of running Crysis or Battlefield with ease but portable enough to slip effortlessly into a small bag. The Blade meets or exceeds most of these criteria, but its lackluster display and high cost prevent it from achieving perfection.80
By PCWorld on July 02, 2013
And while it doesn’t sport the touchscreen or the funky peripherals of the Razer Edge Pro, the Blade is more powerful and far more comfortable to use than Razer’s Windows 8 gaming tablet.80
By PC Mag on July 02, 2013
The oh-so-portable 14-inch Razer Blade has got you covered when you want to take your gaming on the road, with an Intel Haswell processor and the latest Nvidia...80
By TechRadar on July 02, 2013
Ultimately and despite these few concerns, the Razer Blade sets a new high mark for what a mid-size Windows laptop can and should be. It looks fantastic, exhibits top-notch performance in both day-to-day use and gaming. And it's comfortable to work...90
By Maximum PC on July 02, 2013
Razer Blade review: With both Intel’s Haswell and Nvidia’s new 700M-series components shrinking and sipping less power, the super-portable, 14-inch, gaming laptop revolution is about to begin. Leading the charge is Razer with its ultra-sleek...90