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Razer Blade 14 vs. Asus Zephyrus G15: which is the best gaming laptop | Digital Trends Spanish


We already faced the Razer Blade 14 with the Asus Zephyrus G14, two gamer laptops that compete for the simple fact of having the same size screen and being one of the best options for gamers looking for a laptop. However, we consider that the ultimate battle is to face the Razer Blade 14 vs. Asus Zephyrus G15. Yes, they are different categories of laptop gamer, but both are the definitive options for those on a large budget. Razer Blade 14 vs. Asus Zephyrus G14, what should be your dream gaming laptop of 2021? Read on to find out.

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specs

Razer Blade 14 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Dimensions 12.59 “x 8.66” x 0.66 “ 13.98 ″ x 9.57 ″ x 0.78 ″ ~ 0.78 ″
Weight 3.92 pounds (1.77 kilograms) 4.19 lbs (1.90 kilograms)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

Nvidia GeForce GTX 3050

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

RAM 16 GB 16 GB
Screen 14 ”Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS 144Hz

14 ”QHD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS 165Hz

15.6 ″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS 165 Hz
Storage 1TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0)
Touch Optional No
Ports 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C / power delivery / Display Port 1.4

USB-C compatible with 20V PD 3.0 charging

HDMI 2.1 output

1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack

1x HDMI 2.0b

2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / power delivery / G-SYNC

1x RJ45 LAN port

1x card reader (microSD)

Wireless Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1
Webcam 720p No
OS Windows 10 Home upgradeable to Windows 11 Windows 10 Home or Pro upgradeable to Windows 11
Battery 61.6 watt-hours 90 watt-hours
Price From $ 1,800 dollars Dandfrom $ 1,849

Design

We are simply in awe of the design of the Razer Blade. We’ve said it ad nauseam, but with all due respect to Razer, it’s as if their computers were made by Apple. The Razer Blade 14 has a beautiful, clean design in an anodized aluminum chassis far removed from the quirky styles of typical gamer laptops. With the exception of the green snake logo that adorns the screen lid, there are few elements for someone who does not know the brand to think that it is a gaming laptop. On top of that, the Razer Blade 14 isn’t that big or that compact, so in terms of portability, it’s definitely the best gaming laptop of 2021.

But, on the other hand, the Asus Zephyrus G15 does a fantastic job. It is not made of aluminum like the Razer Blade 14, but of a polycarbonate and magnesium alloy. To the touch it feels solid, sturdy and well built. On the screen lid, the small holes that lit up on the G15 of 2020 will catch your attention and that you could personalize with messages. The Zephyrus G15 only has the holes, but not the LED lighting. It does not bother us, but if you do, it is something to take into consideration.

In terms of dimensions and weight, just because the Razer Blade 14’s screen is almost two inches smaller than that of the Zephyrus G15 is it inevitable that the Razer will be much more compact and lightweight. It’s a no-brainer, yes, but in case your decision is based solely on portability, finish reading here (thanks for doing so!), Your option is the Razer Blade 14.

Where it does seem to us that there is a notable difference is in the experience of using the keyboard. The keyboards on Razer laptops, while good overall, are definitely not the best, and on top of that, the Zephyrus G15 has more space to distribute the keys makes the experience, both typing and gaming, better in the game. Asus laptop.

Certainly, on the scale it seems to us that both laptops are even, although the decision is decided according to what you are looking for. Portability? go for the Razer. Use experience? go for the Asus.

Winner: Tie

Performance

While each laptop can be customized to hold up to an Nvidia RTX 3080, they both apparently share the same processor. And we say in appearance because that of the Zephyrus G15 is an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, while that of the Razer Blade 14 is an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX. That difference puts the Zephyrus G15 slightly above in terms of performance according to the Cinebench R23 test. Youtuber Dave Lee compared both laptops and the Asus outperformed the Razer by a narrow margin.

Razer Blade 14 vs Zephyrus G15 performance test

Likewise, to tell the truth we must say that in terms of use, the performance between one gamer laptop and another is similar. Unless you run very thorough testing and are that gamer who can differentiate between 54 and 60 frames per second, we think you’re going to have a hard time noticing a substantial performance difference between the Razer Blade 14 and the Zephyrus G15.

The other test that we consider substantial is how hot and outrageous each laptop is. And we say how hot because well, in such small structures it is a technical feat to dissipate the heat generated by high-performance CPUs and GPUs like the ones that integrate the Razer Blade 14 and the Zephyrus G15. In this regard, the difference is also barely noticeable, as the Razer reaches 93 degrees Celsius (about 199.4 degrees Fahrenheit), while the Asus is around 90 (about 194 degrees Fahrenheit).

Priorities aside, we also suggest you go for the cheapest version of both laptops. The Razer Blade 14 with a GTX 3060 or the Zephyrus G15 with an RTX 3050 will perform more than acceptable in mainstream games like League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter Strike Global Offensive, Age of Empires IV or Forza Horizon 5. Still, if your budget is loose and you’re looking for the best performance, go for the Zephyrus G15 with the RTX 3070.

Winner: Zephyrus G15

Screen

If we compare pears with pears, that is, the same screen configuration, it is difficult to say that there are differences between the quality of the panel of the Razer Blade 14 and the Zephyrus G15, and that is that both can be configured to integrate a QHD (resolution 2,560 x 1,440p) with 165Hz refresh rate. Above, in both cases the technology is LCD IPS, so, we insist, if the comparison does not give room for advantages, there are no notable differences between one and the other. Sure, if you get fussy you’ll see that one has brighter colors or a more defined contrast, but at first glance, they are the same panel.

Where there are substantial differences is in the price, and that is that for $ 1,800 dollars the Razer Blade 14 for which it will reach you will be the Full HD screen (1920 x 1080p resolution) with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, while for $ 1,849 dollars you will receive a better resolution (QHD) screen on the Zephyrus G15. And since the jump to a 165Hz QHD display on the Razer Blade 14 means paying at least $ 2,199, the decision seems obvious to us.

Winner: Zephyrus G15

Portability

We got to the point where Razer laptops still have no point of comparison. If you are looking for a laptop where you can play games or edit video without looking like your computer is about to take off from your desk, the Razer Blade 14 is your best option. It does not matter if you are looking for a laptop with a 13, 14 or 15-inch screen, for performance and portability, the Razer Blade 14 is the best option.

An image of the Razer Blade 14

Now that if a few extra grams (13 grams!) Are worth having a screen almost two inches larger on your scale, we would say that the Zephyrus G15 is your option. Take into account that you will need a larger case and that you will most likely have to carry the charger everywhere, but since 13 grams does not seem like a mess in exchange for a larger screen, we think that the Zephyrus G15 plants a Serious dilemma facing the Razer Blade 14.

Still, look at the design of the Razer Blade 14. It’s just beautiful.

Winner: Razer Blade 14

Razar Blade 14 vs Zephyrus G15, which is better?

Announcing it hits us on our fanaticism, but we must say that the sum of its features makes the Asus Zephyrus G15 a better option from a cost-benefit perspective. Whoever signs this comparison would think about it, but in the end they would end up with the Razer Blade 14. Likewise, out of pure professionalism, we would tell those who are between the Razer Blade 14 and the Zephyrus G15 that, if possible, go to a store like Best Buy to see one and the other because, well, love is born from sight.

Sure, it also adds that overall, the Zephyrus G15 is a slightly cheaper laptop than the Razer Blade 14. And money is money.

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