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Razer Blade

Razer Blade
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Razer Blade (14-inch, 2013)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2013)
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Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)

Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Price $2,399 at 1 store $1,829 to $1,999 at 2 stores $1,249 to $1,523 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date January 07, 2011 May 29, 2013 August 20, 2013 June 03, 2013 June 19, 2013
The Bottom Line Razer's first laptop, the Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches, but a high price means you're paying for design -- and for the second-screen signature Switchblade UI interface that doesn't do as much as we hoped it would...yet. Ditching gimmicks and delivering on function, Razer's slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life in an excellent PC. All it lacks a stellar display. Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

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Product Description - 2nd Gen Core i7
Razer Blade - 17.3 in i7-2640M - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 Core i7-4702HQ - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
Integrated Options Razer Switchblade UI
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Packaged Quantity 1
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Software Included Razer Synapse 2.0
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System Type Notebook
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Display 17.3 in LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
14 in 1600 x 900
14 in
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M (2GB GDDR5) / Intel HD4600 - 2 GB
Intel HD 4600
nVidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 - 2 GB
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Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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Storage 256 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD / 7200 rpm + 750 GB HDD / 7200 rpm
256 GB SSD
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.8 in x 10.9 in x 0.9 in
13.6 in x 0.66 in x 9.3 in
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13.6 mm
Weight 6.4 lbs
4.1 lbs
6.12 lbs
4.46 lbs
3.06 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 3.0 , Gigabit Ethernet
802.11n
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Processor Intel 2nd Gen Core i7
2 i7-2640M / 2.8 GHz ( 3.5 GHz )
Intel 4th gen Core i7 Core i7-4702HQ / 2.2 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Memory 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
16 GB DDR3L
8 GB
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