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.
Conclusion: Razer Blade (late 2012) - Final Thoughts Though they are unwilling to release sales figures, Razer claims that the original Blade was an unqualified sales hit, with demand far outstripping supply in the first number of weeks after it went on sale.
Excerpt: Gaming laptops tend to push garish, over-the-top designs these days; the second-generation Razer Blade throws these clichéd conventions out the window. The result is a 16.8x10.9x.88-inch minimalist laptop that resembles a large matte-black MacBook Pro.
Pros: Beautiful design; useful, customizable gaming trackpad; large screen.
Cons: Expensive; price tag suggests beefier components.