The gaming industry has been surging as more and more people stay at home due to COVID. To fill the boredom, more people go to home entertainment and gaming certainly gets the people’s attention. Razer introduces its World’s First Gaming Ultrabook – Razer Blade Stealth 13.
Looking to fill the high-end sector of the laptop, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 has been categorized as a gaming ultrabook with superiority. This lightweight laptop has been known for its higher price compared to other products of the same category.
The 13-inch Razer is a bit similar to the previous model with some additional features. Like the Ice Lake version, you still get 16GB SSD at its core for the latest model.
The previous version came with the GTX 1650 Max-Q variant while the latest version comes with an updated GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU. Making it top of the line among the 13-inch ultrabook available in the market. MX350 / MX450 units are the closest to get but still are not comparable to the GTX 1650 Ti. However, RTX 30-series cards were launched and featured in CES 2021 and people are waiting for their notebook variants that use such cards.
The Tiger Lake processor, which replaces the previous Ice Lake, has been a welcome move. Running in its Core i7 1165G7 at 28W, it overshadowed the Ice Lake i7 of the former generation. Making it into a gaming laptop with ultra-lightweight models.
A new MSI machine that uses RTX 3060 supported by the 35W chip special edition makes it a gaming machine. However, with a 15-inch screen though can no longer be categorized as an ultrabook. The Razer Blade Stealth 13 then, is the closest one can get for a genuine gaming ultrabook.
Some notable features
The battery life though is a bit disappointing as it can only last for an hour and 10 minutes of actual gaming time, complained Dave James from pcgamer. Gaming devices normally support longer life batteries in order not to disappoint users gaming experiences. Gaming normally eats up more power making life shorter. However, Monica Chin from theverge says that by adjusting some settings the battery ran for a range of five and a half hours to over seven hours of non-gaming usage.
The latest Razer Blade has made some significant upgrades from the prior version. The obvious feature to notice is on its display. The Razer Blade can be configured with a 120Hz refresh rate, the highest among the 13-inch screens one can get. Option is also available for a 4K touchscreen.
Another upgrade that Razer Blade did is its keyboard. The Shift key has been extended as some use the Shift key more than the arrow keys. Previously arrow keys occupy a certain amount of space on the right side of the keyboard, making the Shift key shorter. The speaker is also worth mentioning. Like the previous models, the speakers are located on each side of the keyboard with notable audio for this size of a laptop.