Best overall

Razer Blade

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Thanks to a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the Razer Blade is a suitable laptop for impressive gaming and will even run VR. Despite its impressive hardware, the chassis remains slim and lightweight.

Bottom line: For the laptop that will fit into most people's inventory, check out the Razer Blade.

One more thing: The 14-inch display is available in either matte Full HD or QHD+ touch.

Why the Razer Blade is the best

Desktop-grade GPU, plenty of RAM and a slim, sleek profile? Yes, the Razer Blade is beautiful and powerful.

Razer has long been widely known as a leading gaming brand, and its latest 14-inch laptop really pushes the envelope for what is expected when it comes to mobile gaming rigs.

You can choose either a QHD+ touch display that comes in really handy for multimedia editing, or you can go with the matte Full HD option that is perfect for pure gaming purposes. The hardware powering those games is a full NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The GPU is even VR-ready if you want to take your Rift or Vive on the road.

Besides the GPU, you get 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2,133MHz, up to a 1TB PCIe M.2 solid-state drive (SSD), and a sixth-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor with a clock speed up to 3.5GHz.

As for ports, it has three USB 3.0, a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, and a HDMI 2.0 port give you plenty of opportunities to use your peripherals. Toss in a 70WHr battery and you have a versatile machine that is fantastic for both gaming and multimedia.

Best performance

Razer Blade Pro

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The Razer Blade Pro is all about power — inside is a sixth-gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with a clock speed up to 3.5GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM at 2,133MHz, and, most important when it comes to gaming, a NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Woah. Get either a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD to hold all your games, which will look absolutely amazing on the 17.3-inch, 4K touch display. If money is no option, you might as well grab the most powerful Razer there is; it starts at about $4,000.

Bottom line: If top performance is what you desire and money is no option, consider picking up the Razer Blade Pro.

One more thing: Check out our review of the Razer Blade Pro for a lot more information on this beast of a laptop.

Best ultrabook

Razer Blade Stealth

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The Razer Blade Stealth is more ultrabook than gaming laptop, not only due to its smaller size and lower weight but also because of the hardware inside. Instead of a dedicated GPU, you have Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated with the seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. Get up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM at 1,866MHz, up to a 1TB PCIe SSD, and choose from a 12.5-inch touch display in either 4K or 1440p. If you don't particularly need a gaming laptop but love the Razer brand, you can save a significant chunk of change by going with the Stealth.

Bottom line: Those looking for a Razer laptop that is more ultrabook than gaming rig should check out the Razer Blade Stealth.

One more thing: For more information on the Stealth, check out our full review.

Conclusion

The best Razer laptop for most people will undoubtedly be the Blade with the 14-inch display. If, however, you want the most performance possible, go with the Razer Blade Pro. Anyone who loves the Razer brand but doesn't need a laptop for gaming should consider the Razer Blade Stealth.

Best overall

Razer Blade

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Thanks to a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the Razer Blade is a suitable laptop for impressive gaming and will even run VR. Despite its impressive hardware, the chassis remains slim and lightweight.

Bottom line: For the laptop that will fit into most people's inventory, check out the Razer Blade.

One more thing: The 14-inch display is available in either matte Full HD or QHD+ touch.