Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01652E21-R3U1 14-inch

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The Razer Blade 14-inch is an updated version of the bestselling Razer Blade RZ09-01302E21-R3U1 and offers the same great multi-touch UHD display with even more powerful hardware. The RAM, processor, graphics and storage have all been updated to increase the performance of an already powerful laptop. Its sleek design and UHD display makes it popular with both the gaming and multimedia crowd. The New 2016 Blade also comes with the Razer Chroma treatment that offers individual backlit RGB keys. Its predecessor had an issue with loud fan noise while under load, which has been addressed, but it is still noticeable while gaming or rendering multimedia.


  • Skylake i7 processor
  • USB Type-C
  • 5-hour battery life
  • Thin and light
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M


  • Heats up under load
  • No Ethernet
  • 256GB of storage

Bottom Line

The New Razer Blade 14 is a light and compact gaming laptop, launched at a lower price than its predecessor the new Blade is a great 14-inch solution.

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Critic Reviews

  • 84
    CNet.com May 16, 2016

    The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on.

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  • 85
    NotebookCheck December 7, 2016

    The new Razer Blade packs a GTX 1060 in a great aluminum case. The laptop offers reliable input devices, Thunderbolt 3 and an amazing IGZO panel. With all this on the table, what could go wrong? Besides some smaller issues, the greatest weakness was its lackluster gaming performance. However, the latter has now been fixed with an EC update.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.24 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Display Size14 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution3200 x 1800
Display Technology4k In-panel switching
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | Thunderbolt | HDMI | Killer WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1|||
AudioBuilt-in stereo speakers
Additional FeaturesMemory card reader, Backlit keyboard with Chroma backlighting
Dimension (LxWxH)13.6 x 9.3 x 0.70
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