Summary: 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 design, good keyboard and touchpad and plenty of battery...
Pros: Solid quality and design, Good keyboard and touchpad, Great gaming performance
Cons: Not user upgradeable, Limited port selection, Expensive
Excerpt: And it certainly looks the part with as it carries the same alluring green LED backlit keyboard and black matte aluminum chassis. Though the Switchblade’s LCD trackpad has been replaced by a more traditional trackpad centered under the keyboard.
Excerpt: Razer was a company that simply built gaming peripherals — mice, keyboards, headphones, and mousepads. That changed last year. In March 2012, it released the Razer Blade, proclaiming it had built the “world’s first true gaming laptop.
Pros: Thin, light, and strong, Games like a champ, 6+ hour battery life
Cons: Sub-par screen, Burning hot while gaming, Touchpad can be finnicky
Summary: Those looking to save some cash might prefer the $700-cheaper MSI GE40, which offers performance that's almost as good as the Razer, in an equally portable -- but less sexy -- package. The similarly priced (but heavier) Alienware 14 boasts a full HD screen and more cool lighting-effects.
Conclusion: I went into reviewing the Razer Blade 14-inch skeptical, and I came out of it largely a believer. Razer has done a million things right with this notebook design, and I actually have a very hard time understanding why a user would spend up for the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro.