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The best Razer laptop models are some of the thinnest and well-built Windows laptops available, with the Razer gaming laptop line being one of the most iconic premium offerings on the market. We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the best Razer laptops on the market, to help you decide whether or not they’re worth your hard-earned cash.

The history of the Razer brand

Like many peripheral brands, Razer started its existence with humble beginnings – offering up high-end gaming accessories to those looking to take their gaming to the next level. However, that didn’t last long. The brand saw a huge increase in consumer popularity after releasing a number of best-selling peripherals – including the Deathadder (V2)BasiliskKraken, and Hunstman to name but a few – and quickly became a household name when discussing gaming peripherals.

Fast forward 10 years and Razer is now dipping its toes in all kinds of gaming equipment, ranging from laptops to high-end displays, and pretty much everything in between.

So, with all that in mind, let’s dive into the best Razer laptops in 2022!

Note: Razer have just announced a refresh of their gaming laptop range at CES 2022, but these machines are not yet available to buy. As soon as they are we will be updating the below selections with the newest models.

Our Top Picks

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The Best Portable Razer Gaming Laptop

How We Choose

Whether we’re reviewing new monitors or the best GPU on the market, choosing the right hardware can always be a tricky task.

It requires hours of product research, performance benchmarking, and reviewing user feedback to get anywhere close to a definitive conclusion on what to recommend.

If you aren’t tech-savvy and struggle to put the time aside to go through the above requirements, you may end up purchasing a gaming laptop that simply isn’t right for you.

Fear not though, friends! Here at WePC, we like to take the stress of research away, and transform the whole process into an easy-to-follow, complete buyers guide. That’s right, our team of PC enthusiasts has done all the hard work for you!

Things to consider when buying a Razer laptop

With every hardware purchase comes a plethora of specification considerations that will impact the overall experience that hardware provides. Below, we’ve outlined what we consider to be the most important factors to consider when buying a gaming laptop.

Performance Power

Whenever we discuss gaming, whether it’s a GPU or a high-end gaming PC, performance power is always high on the list of priorities. Performance power in a gaming laptop is a combination of several factors, including the power of your CPU, GPU, and RAM. As a gamer, you need to understand how each impacts the overall gaming experience in order to choose the right laptop for your needs.

  • CPU: The CPU (or central processing unit) is the brain inside your computer which performs the fundamental instructions of a computer program. The CPU affects everything from gaming performance to browsing the web, so choosing the right one for your needs is critical. As a general rule of thumb, gamers should be looking for a minimum of 4 cores/4 threads and a base clock speed of 3GHz. Whilst many CPUs exceed this performance power, we feel this is the base you should look for when gaming is a priority.
  • GPU: The GPU is the graphics processing unit and does pretty much what it says on the tin – renders graphics. The GPU is the number one factor when referencing in-game FPS, so choosing the right one is absolutely critical. For modern-day gaming, we recommend choosing a laptop that has at least an RX 570 or higher. This will ensure half decent frame rates in most gaming titles.
    Here’s our complete GPU hierarchy guide. 
  • RAM: Lastly, we have the RAM. RAM is random access memory, information that can be accessed at any time, and in any order. RAM will affect how quickly your machine runs multi-tasking type scenarios, so you should familiarize yourself with speed and capacity before making your next purchase.
    RAM Speed Guide
    How Much RAM Do You Need For Gaming
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Storage

Like all computers, gaming laptops need the correct storage in order to function properly and efficiently. Getting to know the differences between storage could impact your experience massively – and in more than one way.

First, the capacity. The capacity of your storage device will ultimately dictate how many programs and games you can store on your laptop. So, choosing one that has 128GB of storage probably isn’t going to be right for your gaming needs – especially when you consider COD: Modern Warefare is over 100GB!

Next is speed. There are two main types of storage solutions; HDD and SSD. The latter is the newer of the two and is much quicker in terms of read and write capabilities. Choosing an SSD over an HDD may be more expensive, but you are increasing boot time, game loading times, and browsing speeds by opting for it.

Panel Technology

Panel technology refers to the display of your laptop. Most people probably shrug at the idea of learning about panel technologies, believing it won’t really affect their overall experience – oh, how wrong they would be.

Each display is designed using a specific panel technology, each of which has its own unique set of pros and cons which cater them to certain scenarios – gaming for instance. The three main types of panels are; IPS, TN, and VA. Below, is a general idea of what each brings to the table:

Panel Type Comparison Monitors

As you can see, each of the panel types is quite different. For example, if you want highly accurate colors, the IPS panel is the best to go for. Alternatively, if competitive gaming is more your thing, TN is probably the go-to. Understand what each of the panel technologies can offer and you might end up saving a few bucks in the process.

Size & Weight

Size and weight are fairly rudimentary factors when it comes to purchasing laptops. That being said, no one wants to carry a huge bulky laptop around with them, do they?

Unfortunately, gaming laptops are still fairly weighty, so getting a slimline model isn’t the easiest – especially if you’re on a budget. That being said, the gaming monitor is extremely versatile and comes in a bunch of sizes to suit your requirements. Ultimately, finding the right size and weight for your needs comes down to personal preference. Thankfully, there are a bunch to choose from.

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Why Choose A Razer Gaming Laptop?

Let’s be honest, choosing a gaming laptop is never easy. You’re parting with a large sum of money. Choosing the right one for your needs is absolutely essential. That being said, there are many benefits to buying a Razer gaming laptop – here are the best.

Customization

Hardware customization is one of the biggest benefits you get when going direct through Razer. Users have the opportunity to customize the GPU, CPU, display, and aesthetic finish of the laptop they’re purchasing – a luxury most other retailers do not offer.

Latest Technology

Razer has taken the initiative with the latest technology available, trying to implement it in as many of their products as possible. The same goes for their impressive range of laptops. Whilst Razer’s laptops may be on the pricey side, the high-performance hardware inside justifies the price.

Ultra-thin Design

Like we mentioned earlier, it’s not always easy to find a gaming laptop that offers both style and performance. Having said that, Razer seems to have cracked the code with several of their high-end offerings. With an ultra-thin design that would almost put Apple to shame, their laptops not only perform great but look great too.

The best Razer laptop 2022

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The best Razer gaming laptop overall
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Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021) FHD 360Hz

Razer Blade Pro 17

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

17.3”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

Editor's Rating
4.0/5
Pros

Amazing 360Hz refresh rate

Superb color replication

Great contrast & brightness

Thin & lightweight

Great build quality

Good array of ports & sockets

Cons

Ideally would have had a more powerful CPU

Expensive

Short battery life

The late 2021 series of Razer Blades, which come equipped with the latest 30-series GPUs from Nvidia, have a variety of different possible loadouts you can choose from, but this Razer Blade 17 with 360Hz FHD screen is our personal favorite for gaming.

This premium gaming laptop comes with a RTX 3080 GPU that has an increased TGP of 130W, which means the performance is superior to the disappointing effort of the early 2021 version that was hampered by a lower max voltage in games. The graphics card is paired with an 11th gen, Intel Core i7-11800H CPU – not quite the fastest processor out there, bein beaten by Intel’s higher i9 models and not as good as AMD’s best 5900HX and 5980HX, however it’s still a powerful enough chip if your interests only lie in gaming, and it will still do well on most moderately demanding workstation render tasks.

Like all Razer Blades the screen quality, contrast and color replication of the display is outstanding, with a wide color gamut and good accuracy to boot, meaning it could be used for graphical workflow uses alongside gaming if you’re in that line of work. Although some may wonder why we didn’t pick the 1440p version of the Razer Blade 17, the uplift you get in quality compared to the price is not something we think worth it for most gamers on a 17” display, though this is largely also a matter of subjective priorities. We have selected a 1440p option on this page as well, though it does come specced out with a weaker GPU, RAM and SSD.

This machine in contrast comes with a whopping 32GB RAM, making it great for heavy web-browser usage and running multiple tasks, as well as a nice sized 1TB SSD. As with all the laptops on this page, it comes with a great array of sockets and ports including Thunderbolt 3.0. Really, the only real downside of this laptop is the price. Ultimately though, quality does not come cheap.

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The Best Razer Laptop For Competitive Gaming And Maximising FPS

Razer Blade 15 (2021) FHD 360Hz

Razer Blade Pro 17

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

15.6”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

Editor's Rating
4.0/5
Pros

Amazing 360Hz refresh rate

Superb color replication

32GB RAM

Great contrast & brightness

Thin & lightweight

Great build quality

Good array of ports & sockets

Cons

Ideally would have had a more powerful CPU

Expensive

Short battery life

Whilst for us the 17.3” version of the Razer Blade Pro with FHD 360Hz display is the preferred variation, if your priority is purely to squeeze as many FPS out of your laptop as possible, and you don’t mind trading this off for a slightly smaller screen, then the Razer Blade Pro 15 might be the better option for you.

You can get the variant of this laptop which is identical in every other way, besides the screen, to its 17.3” sibling for around $200 cheaper, or you can try and pick up the version with the superior i7-11800H CPU for around $100 cheaper than our top pick, which would be our recommendation. Whilst processors aren’t as important as GPUs in generating better FPS in your games, you will still notice a difference, making the Razer Blade Pro 15 with i7-11800H CPU the best option for gamers.

This laptop comes with the same great 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM and the full array of ports, but has the further advantage of being even lighter than the 17” version. Combined with its smaller diameters and this is a superb laptop for those working and gaming on the go (although, as with all gaming laptops, you’ll need to be plugged in to get decent gaming performance).

You will get slightly better battery life out of the smaller display but it still leaves something to be desired, however, given the powerful internal components this comes with, it’s not that surprising it requires a lot of juice. All in all, this is a premium gaming laptop of the highest quality.

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The Best Portable Razer Gaming Laptop
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Razer Blade 14 AMD Gaming Laptop (RTX 3080, 1440p, 165Hz)

Razer Blade AMD

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (8GB) 90-100W

RAM

16GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

14”

Max Refresh Rate

165Hz

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Pros

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a great CPU

RTX 3080 in a compact gaming laptop

Great color replication

Thin and lightweight

Great build quality

Good response times for a smaller laptop

Cons

Only 16GB RAM which cannot be upgraded

Expensive

Low TGP RTX 3080 GPU

Only 8GB VRAM RTX 3080

Fairly loud fans

Unless portability is your number one priority we wouldn’t normally suggest going with a 14-inch gaming laptop, due to the loss of immersion in games most people will feel as a result of the smaller display. Still, if you have your heart set on a gaming machine of this size, the Razer Blade 14 is the most powerful option out there, and an impressive piece of engineering.

The RTX 3080 is only an 8GB VRAM version (compared to the other 16GB VRAM ones listed here) and has a fairly low 90-100W TGP, both of which are limitations imposed by the small size of the machine. Still, combined with the very powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, you can still expect to get great FPS on the latest games at the highest graphical settings. The great multi-core performance of the AMD CPU also makes short work of most moderately demanding rendering tasks, meaning the Razer Blade 14 can function well as a portable workstation for creatives.

Adding to this, the screen of the Razer Blade 14 has sRGB coverage of around 99.8% and AdobeRGB of approximately 83%, so it’s suitable for light color work in the sRGB space (something the higher 1440p resolution will help with for detailed graphics design work). The color replication is definitely great for gaming and the high contrast ratio and peak brightness create a vibrant, crisp image. Gray-to-gray response time is always slower in 14” machines, but the Razer Blade 14 again comes number one in this department relative to the competition, with a real, effective 9ms response time. The 165Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support also does the job for past-paced gaming.

In terms of weight, the Razer Blade 14 isn’t especially light, though certainly it’s light enough to carry without much issue, and it’s so thin and small it can fit easily in even the smallest of briefcases or backpacks. As you’d expect from Razer, build quality is top of the line with a durable aluminum chassis that feels nice to the touch. All told, this is the best 14-inch gaming laptop money can buy.

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The Best Studio Razer Laptop
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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

Razer blade 15 studio edition

CPU

i7-10875H

GPU

NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Studio Edition (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)

RAM

32GB DDR4-2933MHz

Storage Space

1TB SSD Storage

Screen Size

15.6" OLED 4K Touch 60Hz

Dimensions (LxWxH)

17.8 mm x 235 mm x 355 mm

Editor's Rating
4.0/5
Pros

Stunning display

Fantatsic multi-tasking performance levels

One of the most powerful GPUs for image rendering and creative work tasks

High-end build quality

Very nice aesthetics

Cons

Extremely expensive

Moving away from just gaming, Razer are now catering towards the creative types out there – bringing high-performance rendering hardware and stunning displays to the table. The Razer Blade 15 studio edition is their answer to creatives’ cries.

We’ve yet to see a 2021 release of the studio edition laptop with a Comet Lake CPU, but the 2020 release still packs a mighty punch. For the purposes of this article, we’ve opted for the 15.3″ 4K OLED touch screen display. That being said, it’s definitely worth noting that you can get studio editions of the 13 and 17-inch models if that is more to your taste. That out of the way, at the heart of the 15.6″ version of this powerhouse laptop sits one of Intel’s latest CPUs, their 10th gen i7-10875H. As mentioned above, this is the very same found in the Blade Pro, offering up superb levels of performance whether your gaming or performing highly-taxing workflow style tasks. It offers up 8 cores and 16 threads, clocked at 2.3GHz base and 5.10GHz boost. These stats make this one of the most powerful laptop CPUs in today’s market – not to be sniffed at.

Alongside the hugely powerful CPU lies the Quadro RTX 5000 studio edition GPU – a 16GB GDDR6 VRAM monster than is fully equipped to tackle almost any rendering task you throw at it. Whilst this particular GPU isn’t great value for money when referencing gaming, it more than makes up for it in workload scenarios. Accompanied by 32GB of high-performance RAM, this laptop is more than equipped to handle the most intense of multi-tasking scenarios. That means rendering, streaming, browsing, and gaming are all possible on this machine.

One of the most impressive improvements this laptop has to offer is its display. This thing is stunning. The 15.6″ OLED 4K touch screen not only provides a 60Hz refresh rate, but also offers a 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, and HDR400 brightness to boot. With touch screen capabilities, this laptop also provides tablet-like functionality to your workflows.

With a tonne of other features, this laptop is right up there when discussing creative type laptops. Not only is this thing stunning aesthetically, but it also offers all the power you could ever want from a workstation laptop.

Final Word

This has been our comprehensive breakdown of the best Razer laptop models in 2022. Hopefully, this article has allowed you to make a more informed decision on your next Razer gaming laptop or Razer workstation laptop purchase. Do be sure to check out our other gaming laptop brand guides in the mega menu, and let us know which Razer laptop you’d most likely choose by leaving us a message in the comments below.

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From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the ‘TOASTY!’ man appear on Mortal Kombat 3, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. He regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to Drug Lord 2.0 and then the original Half Life, he has been a fiend ever since. If you need to know anything about gaming laptops, he’s your guy.

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