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Razer BlackWidow V3 Review Rundown

Razer Inc.Published on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Razer BlackWidow V3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Neoscore* 74%
  • Excellent build quality and RGB backlighting
  • Light Razer RGB switches
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Comfortable wrist rest
  • Razer Green switches can cause accidental typos

Summary

Razer BlackWidow V3 is a full-sized keyboard that takes up some space on your desk. Continuing the legacy of the world's first mechanical gaming keyboard series, the BlackWidow V3 features improved key switches, Doubleshot ABS keycaps, brighter Razer Chroma RGB lighting, dedicated media keys with digital roller, and an ergonomic wrist rest.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer BlackWidow V3 is an excellent entry point into a full-size keyboard. It doesn't scream gaming keyboard, but that's assuming you don't have the RGB light show on full display. If you are coming from laptop keyboards or membrane keyboards, the Razer Greens are going to be a shock to the system.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality for a full-size keyboard
  • Full-RGB lighting
  • Razer Green switches are great for gaming
Cons[**]
  • Key travel on the Razer Green switches is a bit too much for some users

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Razer BlackWidow V3 is an exceptional gaming keyboard. It feels very well-built and it's comfortable to type on, but the linear feel and low pre-travel distance of its switches may cause unintentional keystrokes. Like many Razer keyboards, this is an outstanding choice for gamers due to the light Razer switches, customizable features, and RGB backlighting.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good ergonomics
  • Easy-to-use RGB backlighting
  • Comfortable wrist rest
Cons[**]
  • Loud spacebar when pressed
  • Spacebar is noisy

tomshardware[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Razer BlackWidow V3 comes in black but is also available in pink, dubbed Quartz Edition. This color will prove even more divisive, but there's no denying that it makes Razer's Quartz collection distinctive. Underneath that pink color scheme lies a full keyboard that seems massive, especially with the optional wrist rest attached.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful pink color scheme
  • Phenomenal RGB backlighting
  • Razer Green and Yellow mechanical switches
Cons[**]
  • Razer's Quartz Edition is more expensive than the TKL version

references

  1. 1. ^ Razer BlackWidow V3 keyboard review. Laptopmag. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Razer BlackWidow V3 Keyboard Review. Rtings. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Razer BlackWidow V3 Review: What Lies Beneath. Tomshardware. 05 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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