Razer Blade QHD+ RZ09-01652E22-R3U1 14-inch

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The Razer Blade 14-inch is an updated version of the bestselling Razer Blade RZ09-01301E22-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.

Razer have been on the gaming scene for a number of years and their products are synonymous with high-end gaming. But being a new player on the laptop market, Razer has had to prove themselves. Like its predecessor the new 2016 Blade is a premium gaming laptop that offers a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 6GB of video memory.

When Razer launched the New Razer Blade, it was initially only available with 256GB of storage, but Razer have now released the 512GB version for gamers and multimedia editors who require more than 256GB of storage space. The newer SSD also offers improved speeds over its predecessor and allows for lightning fast boot and game loading speeds.

The brilliant 14 inch 3200×1800 multi-touch display offers rich colors, wide viewing angles and is great for gaming or for media editing on the go. The new generation Skylake processor, combined with the updated GTX 970M with 6GB of GDDR5 will run most newer titles on the highest of settings with decent frame rates. Other new features include USB Type-C for lightning fast data transfer and Razer Chroma which is Razer’s new individually lit backlit keyboard technology.

While most gaming laptops are quite large and bulky, the New Blade QHD+ offers users a small and thin laptop that weighs in at a very light 4.25lbs. The 14 inch size format is perfect for those who are constantly on the go, as it slips easily into most backpacks and plane carry-ons.


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


  • Heats up under load
  • No Ethernet
  • No optical drive

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

  • 80
    LaptopMag March 15, 2017

    The Razer Blade boasts VR-ready graphics a captivating Chroma keyboard and solid battery life in a devastatingly slim profile.

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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 Life4 hours
Hard Drive 1512 SSD
Display Size14 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution3200 x 1800
Display Technology4k IPS Multi-point touchscreen interface
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | Thunderbolt | HDMI | Killer WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
AudioBuilt-in stereo speakers
WebcamHD 2MP
Additional FeaturesMemory card reader, Backlit keyboard with Chroma backlighting
Dimension (LxWxH)13.6 x 9.3 x 0.70
Warranty1 year
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