Razer Blade V5 QHD+
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at Razer Blade V5 QHD Review. This is the late 2016 model with GTX 1060 video card. It’s my new video editing machine but I can also do some heavy gaming with it. So, let’s get started-
If you are coming from the MacBook Pro, the Razer Blade’s design feels very familiar. It’s made from precision-cut CNC aluminum, and it’s in matte black. You’ll quickly discover that it’s a fingerprint magnet. Build quality is great, it feels dense and durable, the weak point is the plastic material below the display. I hear some creaking if I press hard on it, but it doesn’t effect the functionality at all.
The left side includes the power port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The right side has a Kensington security slot, HDMI 2.0 Out, another USB3.0 port, and a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3.
The Razer Blade is just 0.7 inches thin and weighs 4.3lbs. Those numbers sound insane considering this laptop has the latest generation NVIDIA GeForce 1060 video card. So, far I’ve found no other laptops with similar specs that are as thin, light, and have a solid build quality as the Razer Blade.
I have the 14-inch IGZO QHD model with the touch display, but it also available in the full HD matte version. I’ve got to say I’m a little disappointed by the QHD display. While it’s sharp, the viewing angles aren’t great. I noticed color shifting when learning towards the left or right. It’s also glossy, so reflections become distracting, especially In bright environments. Out of the box, the display’s colors were also too warm for my taste. But you can use the built-in Windows 10 display calibration tool for a quick fix. On a positive note, the display is responsive to touch. I also don’t have any issue with tapping, scrolling, or pinching to zoom.
The backlit keyboard feels very comfortable to type on with great key travel. And there’s nothing out of the ordinary that jumps out about the layout. What stands out is the keyboard back-lighting. The keys are individually back—lit, giving you limitless customizable options. In-built Razer Synapse software, you can also use this to personalize lighting effects, as well as remap your keys or create macros. My biggest problem with the keyboard Is that the symbols and functions signs do not light up.
The trackpad is about 4.9 inches big, so that’s enough space. You cannot click on the trackpad itself, but those who prefer to tap won’t notice at all. There are actual buttons for the left and right click if you prefer buttons. The trackpad is not certified as precision touchpad which is a little disappointing. Multi-finger gestures are also unreliable.
There are dual front-facing speakers on the left and right side of the keyboard. They are loud and clear but not only full or rich sounding. You’re not going to like it if you listen to many base-heavy songs. On the other hand, it comes with the Dolby Digital Plus Software, So you could fine-tune the sound. There are presets for movies, music, gaming, and voice.
Windows 10 Home is included and there isn’t much bloatware. There are pre-installed apps like Razer Synapse to customize the keyboard. There’s also Killer Network Manager pre-installed, which I’ve ignored so far.
Processor & Memory: –
When it comes to Specs, The Razer Blade has a 6th-Gen Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor, GTX 1060 GPU, 16 Gigs of RAM, and Up to 1TB SSD.
When it comes to everyday tasks, apps open quickly, browsing is a breeze, and 4k videos play smoothly. I’ve also been using the Razer Blade for video editing and I’m happy with the results. I’ve also had no issues when editing photos on Photoshop or Lightroom.
Battlefield 1 gets about 80 frames per second when set at 1080p resolution on ultra settings. If you increase it to 2048 by 1152 resolution you get about 70 frames per second. Gears of War 4 scored 67 frames per second on 1080p at ultra settings using the game’s benchmark and goes down to 63 frames per second when increasing the resolution to 1991 by 1120. With this kind of gaming performance, it feels like having a portable Xbox One. The Razer Blade is also VR ready. It gets expectedly hot after some heavy gaming.
The Razer Blade comes with a 70watt hour battery. I consistently get about five hours of battery life if there’s no gaming involved. If you do run out of battery, it takes about 2.5 hours to fully charge the device. But I usually plug in the laptop when I edit videos or play games. The 65-watt power adapter is also small so it’s easy to travel with.
Overall, I’m very happy with the Razer Blade V5 but it’s not perfect. The new GTX 1060 graphics card means I can play demanding games at great frame rates and edit videos on Dolby premiere without waiting too long for renders and exports to finish. It’s also thin and light compared to other gaming laptops and has a good build quality. My biggest disappointment is the QHD display. It’s glossy, has narrow viewing angles, and color-shifting. I’m also not impressed with the touchpad. However, I mostly avoid these annoyances when I’m at home because I use an external monitor and a mouse. But for a laptop that costs over 2000 dollars.
Razer Blade V5 Full HD-
Let’s talk about the full HD version of the Razer Blade. It has a matte display. If you are into gaming, matte just looks better in my opinion. You can get less glare on the display, it’s easier on the eyes, and the colors just look really very good. Full HD is also totally fine at 14-inch. You’re also gonna get a higher frame-rate when pushing full HD versus QHD. There are just fewer pixels there. You’re also not gonna get a touch screen here. Now, some people get bothered by that, I don’t mind at all, knowing that I’m saving a little bit of money. The Razer Blade is a really good device.
The Keyboard is really fantastic. It just feels great to use. I also like the metal, just everything about it, it’s just really great. Now, the bezel is a little bit large, but you kinda get used to it. The Chroma keyboard, it’s a little gimmicky. At the same time, it’s kind of cool so I don’t mind it. You can, of course, have full control over it. So that’s kinda nice too. Battery life has five hours and that’s probably pretty accurate here, even at the full HD version. And to be honest, it’s not that bad. I’ve had way worse when it comes to gaming laptops. It certainly expensive, but you definitely pay for that premium quality, and I think it’s worth every penny.
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