Razer Blade RZ09-01953E71-R3U1 14-inch

Razer Blade RZ09-01953E71-R3U1 14-inch

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  • Kaby Lake i7 processor
  • Thin and light
  • CNC milled aluminum
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • USB Type-C


  • Heats up under load
  • Smaller SSD
  • Fans run most of the time
  • No Ethernet or optical drive
  • Expensive

Bottom Line

The Razer Blade RZ09-01953E71-R3U1 is a small gaming laptop that is packed with great hardware, however, the 256GB SSD is too small for users with larger Origin or Steam collections.

The Razer Blade RZ09-01953E71-R3U1 is a bestselling gaming laptop that has been praised for its CNC milled aluminum shell, snappy 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and for its travel friendly size. However, this model only features a 256GB SSD which will fill up extremely quickly if you intend on installing some of the latest gaming titles. While the Razer Blade features a thin and compact design, this does come with the drawback of heat buildup. To keep the components cool, the fans will spin most of the time, which might annoy some users.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    Digital Trends March 23, 2017

    Just like every other laptop maker, Razer is making the move to Intel’s 7th-gen with a Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB of RAM, and a GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5. All that power doesn’t come cheap, and even our base model review unit with a 256GB PCIe SSD starts at almost $1,900.

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  • 80
    Laptop Mag 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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  • 90
    TechRadar April 6, 2017

    The 2017 Razer Blade is stronger and longer lasting than last year’s, making that steep price tag all that much easier to justify. But, as the Blade begins to out-pro the MacBook Pro much less comparable gaming laptops, we'd like to see more original features come to this model.

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Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight 4.10 lbs
Battery Life 4.75 hours
Hard Drive 1 256 SSD
Display Size 14 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology LED backlight | In-plane switching | Matte
Connectivity 3x USB SuperSpeed | USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) | HDMI | Killer AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
Audio Stereo speakers | Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Webcam 2.0 MP
Additional Features Razer Chroma backlit keyboard | Memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 13.6 x 9.3 x 0.70
Warranty 2 years

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