At the point when we got the Razer Blade 14 for a survey, we were interested to perceive what Ryzen 5000 and Nvidia RTX 30 series equipment could do in a slight and light PC. Shockingly, the Blade 14 is shockingly proficient—with a couple of compromises. However, you’ll need to arrive at profound for this top-level framework, which costs $2,800 at Amazon.
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Razer Blade 14 Specifications
Razer put some noteworthy equipment into the Blade 14, particularly thinking about its size. Here are the fundamental parts:
- Central processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
- Slam: 16GB DDR4-3200MHz
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
- Show: 14-inch IPS-grade QHD (2560×1440), 165Hz, 16:9 viewpoint proportion
- Capacity: 1TB NVMe SSD
- Right side ports: 1 x USB-C (3.2 Gen 2), 1x USB-A (3.2 Gen 2), Lock, HDMI 2.1 (up to 120Hz)
- Left side ports: Power, 1 x USB-C (3.2 Gen 2), 1 x USB-A (3.2 Gen 2), 3.5mm Combo sound
- Systems administration: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2
- Measurements: 12.5 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches (319.7 x 220 x 16.8 mm)
- Weight: 3.9 pounds (1.78kg); 5.6 pounds (2.5kg) including AC connector
- Working framework: Windows 10 Home
Razer has affirmed that all units will dispatch with a similar AMD CPU, RAM, and capacity. Purchasers will have two other GPU decisions: GeForce RTX 3070 ($2,200 on Amazon) and GeForce RTX 3060 ($1,800 from Razer). The RTX 3060 variation likewise downsizes to an FHD (1920×1080) show with a 144Hz invigorate rate.
Razer Blade 14 Design and Build
The Razer Blade 14’s plan is extremely exact. Gone are the adjusted edges of past emphasises, supplanted by more tight points and a neater profile, clad in a mechanical looking, matte-dark completion. The Razer Blade 14 is the most slender 14-inch gaming PC at present available—at simply 0.66 inches, slimmer than the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2021) (0.7 inches), and the Predator Triton 300 SE (2020) (likewise 0.7 inches).
Be that as it may, while it’s super-thin, the Razer Blade 14’s anodized aluminum body feels strong pretty much all over the place. Get the Razer Blade 14 with one hand and you will not perceive any flex or development in any piece of it, which is the sort of durability I need in an arrangement of this site, which will without a doubt advance toward the lower part of my games sack.
The top and base close down to a practically impervious shell. When closed, the cover remains firmly set up, on account of magnets that hold it quick. At the point when you would like to open it, a score in the front gives you influence.
The marking is solid without being gaudy. Shutting the top cover, the notable gleaming green Razer logo looks extraordinary—and it affirms that I had effectively shut down. A downplayed dark Razer logo is decorated into the bezel beneath the presentation, similar to etching on a prize.
At 3.92 pounds (1.78kg), the Razer Blade 14 is light for a gaming PC. Notwithstanding, its robust force necessity implies it needs a genuine AC connector this one weighs 1.7 pounds. While it’s genuinely reduced at 6.7 x 2.7 x 0.9 inches, the block alongside its strings does add an awkward additional irregularity to your pack. The force line’s fitting ways out to the PC’s back, which numerous gamers observe to be more helpful.
Console and Keyboard
The Razer Blade 14’s console and trackpad function admirably. The trackpad is focused in the wrist region, giving a lot of room for your hands to sit on one or the other side. I thought that it is reacted rapidly and precisely, and it enrolled strong snaps.
The keys are conservative (about unique mark width), as you’d expect in a 14-inch PC, however, they’re agreeable to type on and have good travel.
Similarly, as with any more modest console, there are a few trade offs. The here and their cursor keys are half-sized, and the Function keys shrank a bit also, making them somewhat harder to target. In any case, these are trifles in a generally decent format.
The keys are serenely illuminated with no perceivable light drain. Razer’s pre-introduced Synapse programming allows you to dabble with each key’s brightening, which is extremely valuable for hot-keying game orders. You can likewise turn off the backdrop illumination through and through, which is exceptionally helpful for rationing battery power. I got one hour of extra recess from my unit, which had a significant effect on a Sunday evening when I had left that profound AC connector at the workplace.
Show and sound
The Razer Blade 14’s presentation board looks surprisingly greater than 14 inches askew, thanks to some degree to its super-slim left and right bezels. While its 16:9 perspective proportion is becoming dated on usefulness workstations, gaming on the presentation was a genuine delight. The 165Hz QHD board conveyed rich smooth visuals on games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus. While Razer doesn’t give an authority brilliance spec, our lux meter enlisted 380 lux, or around 320 nits—adequate for playing inside, yet likely not outside besides in conceal.
Razer guarantees great shading quality from the presentation, saying it has 100% DCI P3 inclusion all through. I discovered the tones and differentiation looked perfect: In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the backwoods scenes showed a rich scope of tones, from the brights of the light sifting down from the upper tree overhang to the darks of tree shadows.
The Razer Blade 14’s sound arrangement highlights THX Spatial Audio and 7.1 encompass sound. Likewise, with most workstations, the speaker’s sound is simply tolerable. Over 70% volume, on more than one occasion the Razer’s speakers hummed somewhat. Likewise not surprisingly, wearing earphones further develops the quality hugely.
Nowadays I have such countless gadgets in a hurry that I like the accommodation of connecting them all to my PC. Thin workstations in some cases need to hold back on ports, however, the Razer Blade 14 covers the bases well, with double USB-C and USB-A just as HDMI. The one thing that is missing is Thunderbolt 4 help, which means you can’t attach double 4K (or one 8K) shows, or partake in the speediest information move. To be reasonable, in any case, Thunderbolt support is practically non-existent in AMD-based machines.
We’re dazzled that Razer stuck AMD’s top of the line Ryzen 9 5900HX versatile CPU and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 into this little Blade 14 PC. While a portion of the more concentrated benchmarks plainly pushed the Blade 14 past its usual range of familiarity, its test outcomes are acceptable generally, however infrequently the best—absolutely reasonable given its space requirements. Shockingly, the Razer Blade 14 ran especially calm during benchmarking and gaming, as we’ve additionally seen with other Ryzen 5000 workstations. Our examination frameworks incorporate a generational determination of AMD Ryzen and Intel Core-based models.
Maxon’s Cinebench R15 measures CPU execution. While single-strung execution (agent of standard applications) is about something very similar for all models, the Razer Blade 14 posted one of the better multi-strung scores. This looks good for gamers needing to play more concentrated titles (and maybe alter video also).
Essentially, the Razer Blade 14 was a strong entertainer in a benchmark that utilizes the free HandBrake 0.9.9 utility to encode a 30GB, 1080p MKV document to MP4 utilizing the Android Tablet preset. This delayed test will in the general show which workstations need to choke execution before they get excessively hot.
The Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition and Alienware Area 51m R1 frameworks that top this graph are both tremendous, hefty frameworks with heaps of warm headroom. The Blade 14 follows intently behind, in front of the slight and light Asus ROG Flow X13 and a large number of past-age correlations. The Razer Blade 14 ought to have the option to handle errands like real time, video blogs and video content, and the encoding, pressure, and decompression of huge records that are progressively normal assignments for gamers and content makers.
Episodically, playing on the Razer Blade 14 wanted to drive another game’s vehicle with an extremely smooth grasp. As the responsibility appeared to get heavier, the framework seemed to move up its handling power easily. The Razer Blade 14 seemed to deal with the most powerful AAA games and make it resemble a snap.
What’s critical to think about the Blade 14’s RTX 3080 GPU—and any portable RTX 30-series chip—is that Nvidia allows merchants to change the wattage. Accordingly, a similar chip will perform diversely relying upon how it’s set. The Razer Blade 14’s RTX 3080 is set at 100 watts, yet a similar part in the Asus Strix Scar G17 is set at 130 watts, and 105 watts in the Gigabyte Aorus 17G. You’ll see those distinctions work out in the exhibition outlines underneath. The Razer for its weight and size profile did shockingly well, however it did not have the sort of oomph that other bigger workstations could gather.
In the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark beneath, the Razer Blade 14 raises the back, outperformed by RTX 3080 GPUs with higher wattage settings just as an RTX 3070 with a lower wattage. A framework with AMD’s Radeon 6800M likewise gotten out in front of the Blade 14. To be reasonable, in any case, different frameworks are heavier and thicker, with more inner space to deal with their warm yield.
Seeing these outcomes, makes one wonder whether Nvidia’s RTX 3070 would be a superior fit for a PC of the Razer’s size and profile, maybe hitting a better spot in value for money considering the $600 contrast. Tragically, we will not evaluate the 3070 variations of the Razer Blade 14 to test this theory.
Your mileage will consistently differ in battery execution, particularly on the off chance that you attempt to game when you’re off AC. Our outcomes underneath most precisely reflect what you’d insight in a light, standard assignment.
We charge the battery to full, then, at that point measure the time it brings to run down while playing a 4K video on rehash, with the sound went to 50 percent and a couple of earphones embedded. As you can see from our graph, the Razer Blade 14 (2021) went on for 7 hours and 23 minutes, the longest contrasted with the chose rivalry. On the off chance that you attempt to run a game, anticipate that the battery should last a couple of hours all things considered.
Razer has acquired a few props: The Blade 14’s very good quality parts perform proficiently notwithstanding their space imperatives, and games look stunning on its QHD board. Plainly at this value, the Blade 14 isn’t a great fit for everybody, except its additional verification that ‘flimsy, light gaming PC’ is presently not a confusing expression.