For those who aren't familiar, the Razer Blade is a thin, lightweight, "ultrabook-like" laptop designed specifically for those who want to be able to game on the go. It's design is eerily similar to what you'd find from Apple on the latest MacBooks. A quick hit on the specs the current version ships with:
- Intel Core i7 4702HQ
- 8GB of DDR3, 1600MHz RAM
- NVIDIA GTX 870M
- 128/256/512GB of SSD (I chose the 256GB model)
- 14" TouchScreen with "QuadHD+" resolution (3200x1800)
My first impression was: It's a beautiful laptop. It strikes the perfect balance between compact, slim and lightweight, and feeling absolutely solid in hand. Coming from a MacBook Air, I wasn't sure if this was going to be close to it or not, but it ended up being a pretty similar experience in terms of the quality feel of the device. That made for a very good quick first impression.
Portability wise, the size is great, and Razer did a good job of keeping the accompanying power brick small/thin, with a nice cable wrap as well. It's a small detail, but it helps the laptop travel well overall, which is important for my use case.Read More