The Razer Blade 14 is small and portable, yet stronger at gaming than some RTX 3070-equipped rivals, if you can deal with its keyboard that gets particularly heated in the middle. The Blade 14 stands out further with a sharp, premium 1440p screen but comes at a price.
The best gaming laptops have long held reputations as chunky, cumbersome machines. The Razer Blade 14 breaks that rule of thumb with a 0.66-inch thick machine that weighs only 3.92 pounds. Equipped with an RTX 3070 (as tested) or RTX 3080, you may be surprised by its framerates, especially compared to rivals, but not by how warm its keyboard can get.
The Blade 14 stands out even more by being the first Razer gaming laptop to use an AMD CPU. Setting it up for success, Razer equipped the Ryzen 9 5900HX machine with a screen that’s sharper than most with 1440p resolution, plus an impressive 165 Hz refresh rate.