Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 13.3" 1080p 60Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Black
|Hardware Specifications of Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Gaming Laptop|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||512 GB SSD|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (Dedicated)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
Features We Like
Premium, compact design
The Razer Blade Stealth has a thin, light, and compact design that's ideal for carrying on a business trip or to school. The brushed metal chassis is simple and elegant, with only the backlit logo on the lid and trimmings to remind you of its military inspiration. Inside, the Blade Stealth is packed with high-end components.
Long battery life
Thanks to its powerful Intel Core i7 processor and discrete graphics card tucked into the body of the Stealth 13, you can expect great battery life.
The Razer Blade Stealth 13 will handle everything from basic productivity to graphic design and video editing. If you want to play the latest games, it delivers smooth frame rates at maximum graphics settings for you.
Improved keyboard layout
The Stealth 13 is designed to be used in your lap and has a slim profile with enough room for a full desktop-sized keyboard. It features a new layout with cutouts that allow the keys to breathing, preventing accidental omission of the spacebar when you're working quickly.
Features We Don't Like
No dedicated video-out ports
The Razer Blade Stealth can output to multiple monitors, but it lacks any video-out ports. If you're looking for a laptop with a built-in TV tuner or DisplayPort connectivity, you'll have to look elsewhere.
The thin and light Razer Blade Stealth can best be described as a smartphone on steroids. It's sleek and powerful. The ultra-mobile PC is only 4mm thick and weighs 2.7kg, making it easy to lug around. It also has a fingerprint reader for extra security. Razer has fitted an anti-glare display panel on the lid, which will be great for working in bright environments, but it's not adjustable since there's no hinge to allow you to adjust the angle of the screen as you would with a regular laptop.
The QHD+ panel on this laptop is one of the best we've ever seen. The colours are vivid and punchy, and the screen is bright enough to use outdoors. Viewing angles are excellent too, but like all laptops, it looks a little washed out when viewed from extreme angles. The touchscreen is responsive as well. However, there's no ambient light sensor for adjusting the brightness based on the lighting conditions around you – it's just a binary thing at this point.
There's a lot to like with this laptop. We tested the model with an Intel i7-1065G7 4 Core processor and 16GB of RAM. The onboard Intel HD 520 discrete GPU renders graphics smoothly even in demanding games such as Assassin's Creed Unity. The load times are quick and the system runs smoothly without any visible lag and stutters. However, gaming laptops are big, bulky, noisy computers that hog space inside your bag.
The ultrabook is pretty highly spec'd for a gaming laptop, and the ports are similarly good. You get two USB 3.0 ports, one with an external GPU dock (although you can hook up other external devices if you want to), a Thunderbolt 3 port, and an HDMI port. The only thing missing is a USB Type C port.
The speakers are one of the best things about this laptop. They're loud, reasonably clear, and give out a good amount of bass as well. Some ultrabooks have bad speakers, but thankfully Razer hasn't skimped on these.
Battery life is solid at around 6 hours, depending on what you're doing. If all you're doing is writing documents in Word or Google Docs, obviously that's going to be much longer.
The 512GB of SSD storage is enough for games, although you might need to clear out some room if you're downloading a lot of larger game files.
The Blade Stealth can’t match a conventional gaming laptop for sheer power or processing grunt, but what it does have is a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (Dedicated) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. This is more than enough to play modern games at 1080p resolution and high settings at 60fps – there’s no 4K screen here, remember.
Should I Buy This Laptop?
The Razer Blade Stealth is a great-looking gaming laptop that’s practical and portable. It’s more than powerful enough to play the latest games while being light and thin enough to carry around. It’s not cheap, but it’s certainly worth a look if you want something powerful but don’t have room for a big-screened laptop.