Razer Blade 2017 Review

Intro

The Razer Blade (2017) is an ultra-slim gaming laptop that packs quite a punch in its sub 2 kg body. Under the hood, this baby has a Kaby Lake quad-core Intel i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM. Topping it all off is a 14-inch 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) touch screen. The Razer Blade starts at S$2,899.90 for the entry model. It is a little pricier than its competition but track records have shown that it typically better its rivals in the area of longevity and build quality.

The Razer Blade comes in two main variants:

  1. Razer Blade with 14″ IPS Full HD Matte display (1,920 x 1,080); or
  2. Razer Blade with 14″ 4K UHD capacitive multi-touch display (3,840 x 2,160).

All configurations of Razer Blade comes with 16 GB of memory. In terms of storage capacity, it tops at 1 TB.

The configuration that I have is as follow:

Razer Blade 2017 UHD Technical Specifications
Display 14" 4K UHD 3,840 x 2,160 Touch Screen
Processor Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.8GHz / 3.8GHz (Base/Turbo)
Graphic Card NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)
Memory16GB dual-channel onboard memory (DDR4, 2400MHz)
Storage 512GB Samsung PM951 PCIe M.2
BatteryBuilt-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Dimension 17.9 x 345 x 235 mm
Weight 1.93 kg
WirelessKiller™ Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
Input & OutputThunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
Multi-point touchscreen interface (4K model only)
Anti-ghosting keyboard with Chroma backlighting
HDMI audio and video (4K at 60Hz) output
Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
SRP S$3,699.90