Latest release in the range Razer, we’ve been running tests onBlade…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Blade compatible with internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the Blade, Razer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i7-9750H. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. A standard equipment with 16 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Razer provides with this Blade a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 6 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The Blade- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The Blade will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Razer presents this model in a large size version. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.1 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Blade. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i7-9750H. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 6 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Blade compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Blade to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Razer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Blade. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.1 Kg. Every transport is painful. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Thanks to its processor Blade, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 6 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the Blade, Razer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
Blade the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Blade may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
This model, Razeroffers an effective product without being too expensive.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i7-9750H and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 6 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Razer could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Bladehas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Blade for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Razer has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Equipped with a graphics car NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and the processor Intel Core i7-9750H, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Razer have designed an efficient cooling system.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 512 Gb of Blade can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For Wi-Fi technology, Razer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.1 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 6 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 6 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
Blade for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisBlade is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It Blade is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.1 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the Blade is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
In short, is the Blade, the right choice ?
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – Blade from Razer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks