Razer Blade Review: Beautiful Black Sheep
“Impossibly Thin. Insanely Powerful. Designed for Gaming.”
The taglines used to describe Razer’s latest-generation Blade laptop certainly make for an impressive machine in your mind’s eye. The Blade is indeed very thin — with an overall footprint not much bigger than your average ATX desktop motherboard – and its Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 765 GPU should make for potent one-two framerate punch.
Given the hardware tucked away in its diminutive frame, the Blade is in fact a machine designed for gaming … but at what cost? What sacrifices were made to achieve gaming nirvana in such a compact form factor, if any? The Blade is a machine built on a foundation of compromises — some good, some … not so good. But one thing’s for sure: this isn’t your older brother’s back-breaking 12-pound behemoth.