Review: Razer Blade 2015

Last year’s revamp of the Razer Blade could still be a viable option if you’re looking for a lightweight gaming laptop. It find a great balance between different variables to come out a price point that isn’t astronomical (although perhaps not the best), but it certainly represents a notable improvement in terms of performance compared with earlier editions.

The powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics make the biggest difference when it comes to gaming. The frame rate for games running on the Razer Blade 2015 is generally pretty impressive so you won’t struggle with software that takes up a lot of computer capacity. The Intel Core i7 processor works well at this level so the machine is able to comfortably handle quite strenuous tasks. This solid performance is impressive for a laptop that’s designed to be lightweight and slim, which is a great benefit.

The good thing about the Razer Blade 2015 is that it doesn’t make the common sacrifices in other areas that you might expect to see for good performance in a laptop at this price point. Its 3200 x 1800 high resolution display looks excellent and you would struggle to fault it. Not only that, the battery life is a lot better than you might normally expect from a laptop designed for gaming. You can use this model for several hours without having to worry about plugging it in, even if you’ve got the brightness turned way up and you’re hammering the processor with tricky tasks.

Overall there are some drawbacks and the Razer Blade is not without its limitations. The shape of the keyword is not perfect and the touchpad doesn’t leave enough space for the mouse buttons, so these are extremely slim which can be hard to get used to. It’s also not exactly a bargain because it still costs a lot more than most mid-range laptops, but it’s about the top end of what you should be paying for these features. If you can get a good deal on it then this might be the slim gaming laptop for you.

2 thoughts on “Review: Razer Blade 2015

    • Hi Hich,

      I think fan noise is going to be an issue with any laptop to be fair. Yes, the Razer fans are a bit noisy but it’s only when they are put under a heavy load which is when you want them to kick in and do their thing anyway. Chances are if you’re a heavy gamer, you’ll have the volume cranked up anyway so it will be less noticeable.

      I personally prefer a pc for gaming but gaming laptops are great if you need to change locations often and the Razer’s do look very impressive 🙂

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