Razer Blade – The Ultraportable Gaming Machine

Razer Blade 2015 – The Ultraportable Gaming Machine

The Razer Blade (2015) is a great improvement over its 2014 version. The latest Razer Blade promises to offer a better hardware and improve all the shortcoming of its 2014 version and find its top spot as the ultraportable machine for gaming.

Design and features

There is no change in the design of Razer Blade 2015 as it has always been perfect. The device weighs about 4.47 pounds with a height of 0.7 inches and a width of 13.6 inches. The machine is lightweight; the keyboard is back-lit and the aluminum is matte black.

The resolution (3,200 by 1,800) is impressive as its predecessor. The screen comes with a touch capability of 10 points and this is quite unusual for a gaming ultrabook. The Razer keyboards have always been good and likewise, the 2015 Razer Blade also has a nice comfortable keyboard ideal for gaming. You can also remap keys or use macro commands that you can assign in the Synapse dashboard. The keyboard has a nice set of speakers attached with a great sound system.

Razer Blade (2015) has three USB 3.0 ports; two on the left and one on the right. It comes with the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. The power adapter is lightweight and compact for ease of portability.

Performance

The new Razer Blade comes with a 16 GB RAM, which is exactly twice the previous model. The processor is Intel Core i7-4720HQ and combined with the allotted RAM gives the machine good power. It is good for general tasks and is just okay when it comes to gaming as compared with other similar laptops. But the makers have improved the graphics in comparison to the previous version. But since it is marketed as a gaming laptop it is made available in the new version and it definitely scores higher than the 2014 model. But the improved graphics are still not perfect and you need to tweak the settings a bit when you want a lower resolution.

The battery life is an improvement over the 2014 Razer Blade, which had a dismal battery performance. At 5.52 hours the new Razer Blade not only scores over its predecessor, but holds an upper hand over all gaming portables in the market today. Razer fans might be disappointed if they compare it with Razer Blade (2013), which offered two hours more than the current version. But it levels the scores when you take into account the improved resolution and graphics of the Razer Blade 2015.

Overall it is a marked improvement over the 2014 version in every way. But it also is better than the 2013 version in terms of overall value. At an approximate price of $2400, Razer Blade 2015 is a good lightweight machine for gaming and comes with all the features needed for a good gaming experience.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015