Razer Blade 14 Review: Big Power, Small Package
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Imagine A SHRUNKEN-Down Version of the Blade one5, and You've Pretty Much Got the one4-Inch.IT HAS The Same Sleek Black Aluminum Case, and Minimalist Aesthetic that Resembles Apple's MacBook Pro More the Typical Gaming Laptop.That, of course, Has been razer's major Accomplicment Over The Last Few Years: Its Computers are Still The Closest Windows Users Can Get to Apple's Polished Hardware Hardware.The only Major Feature that Screams "Gaming Laptop" is the Blade one4's RGB Led Keyboard, Which Allows to Display Its Own Color (Someting You can also turn Off Easily, Too).Razer
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Like Most one4-Inch Gaming Laptops Th, The Blade one4's Biggest Selling Point is that it's laghter than one5-Inch Notebooks.HERE'S WHERE RAZERS OWN InNOVATIONS START To WORK AGAINST IT, Throwh.The Blade one5 Currently Weighs Around 4.4 Pounds, Whereas The one4 Clocks in At 3.9 pounds.That's only a Half-Pound Difference, SOMETHING THAT COULD BeCEBLEABLE IF YOUSE COMPARINGSE LAPTOPS in Each Hand, BUT LESS SO in NORMAL USAGE.The Blade one4 Woup Havy Seemed More Impressive When The one5-Inch Model Was Upwards of 4.6 Pounds, But Now It's Actually a Bit Hefty Compared to Competitors Like The 3.5-Pound ASUS ZEPHYRURUS Gone4.
This isn't the first time razer has a one4-inch laptop Either, Which Takes Some of the Luster Away from the Blade one4.The Last Model Droped Around Three Years Ago, Toting a 7th-Gen Intel CPU and Weak NVIDIA GTX one650 Graphics.What Makes this New Version Stand Out Is Under the Hood.It's The First Time Razer Has Used An AMD Processor - EVERY BLADE one5 Comes with the PowerFul Ryzen 9 5900HX - And IT ALSO HAS NVIDIA's FASTESS 30 GRAPHICS.
Still, It's Worth Noting Even Those Graphics Carts Areined by The Blade one4's Size.NVIDIA Lets EVEN PC Maker Tweak The Wattage of Their GPus, Which is Helpful for Dealing with Thermal Constraints, But that also Means Performance Can Vary Wildly.Basically, Not event RTX 3080 is CREATED EQUAL, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES to Gaming Laptops.Keep That Caveat in Mind, BecAuse It'll Explain Some of the Performance Benchmarks I Ended Up Seeing.
Torturus Benchmarks.In Destiny 2, Reted Up To one20fps While Playing in one.440p with Maxed-out settings.IT ALSO LOOKED SMOOTH ON THE LAPTOPS one4-Inch Screen, WITH Excellent Color Reproduction and Solid Brightness.Ray Tracing Performance Was Also Solid;I Was Able to See Between 60 and 70fps in Control While Playing in one.440p with Maxed Graphics, Dlss and Medium Ray Tracing.
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Razer Blade one4 (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA RTX 3080)
ASUS ROG Strix Gone5 Advantage Edition (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6800M)
2.8 Gb / S / one.5 gb/s
ASUS ZEPHYRURUS Gone5 (AMD Ryzen 9 5900hs, NVIDIA RTX 3080 Max-Q)
3.3 gb / s / 2.85 gb/s
MSI GS66 Stealth (202one, Intel i7-one0870H, NVIDIA RTX 3080 Max-Q)
3.one Gb / S / 2.9 gb/s
ASUS ZEPHYRURUS Gone4 (AMD Ryzen 9 4900hs, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q)
one.7 GB/s / one.67 GB/S
Still, I Definiteely Notified the Compromyses Razer Had to Make to Squeeze The RTX 3080 Into SUCH A Small Case.IT WAS SLOWER THE LARGER LENOVO LEGION 5 Pro, EQUIPED with An RTX 3070 GPU, In All of OUR 3DMARK TESTS and GEEKBENCH 5's Compute Benchmark.Clearly, Lenovo Was Able to Squeeze Out More Performance from What's Supposed to Be a Slower GPU. Compared to the ASUS Zephyrus Gone5, which has a Ryzen 9 5900HS and an RTX 3080, the Blade one5 lags behind slightly in all of our 3D benchmarks.
I also noticed that the Blade one4 could get toasty, with its CPU reaching up to 94 degrees Celsius when I really stressed it out.It's rare for me to see Processors Going Beyond 85 Celsius in Gaming NoteBooks Today, So that Was Particularly Surprising. There were times when the bottom of the Blade one4 felt too hot to touch.I WAS GLAD THE GPU Generally Stayed Below 84 Celsius Under Load, Which Is More in Line with Competitors. Despite running so hot, it lasted one0 hours and 50 minutes in our battery benchmark.That’s Mainly for Productivity Tasks, Throwh.Expect it to Last A LOT LESS IF YOU’RA GAMING UNPLUGged.