The Razer Book 13 is an Ultrabook that is handy and portable to bring along with lightweight materials made of high-quality aluminum. What is inside is just as impressive that makes it a favorite Ultrabook to many.
While the company is known more for gaming, the Razer Book 13 expands its market to the working class. It may not be equal to the high-end mobile workstation that has an RTX GPU, but it is powerful enough to handle just about any task one will do.
With three variants to choose from: base model, middle configuration, and high-end configuration. This article will focus on the middle configuration.
The Razer Book 13 comes with an Intel Core i7 – 1165G7, FHD+ touch display, with storage of 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.
Razer Book 13 Design
What’s more, is its portability and lightweight aluminum design that makes it handy to carry it around. Ideal for those active working people who need a notebook to get them through their work but not being stuck to their desk.
The keyboard is the typical notebook layout. Its keys are well spaced and have soft white backlighting that makes it easy to use even when it is dark. With the option to turn on the RGB lighting effects to the keyboard.
It has a smooth and responsive multitouch trackpad. The speakers offer a quality sound comparable to the best.
Normally, Ultrabooks are light on ports, but the Book 13 offers two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports of which can be used for charging the battery. Battery life is acceptable, although it may not be the best that can be seen among the Ultrabook. It is still good enough to last for a single workday and can last up to almost 12 hours with regular usage.
It has a USB Type-A 3.2 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a MicroSD slot, and a 3.5mm combo jack. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and WiFi 6.
The airflow is good enough with twin fans on the underside supported by Razer’s vapor cooling system that it doesn’t easily get hot.
Razer Book 13 Performance
With regards to performance, the Razer Book 13 might come as a surprise in some ways. Essentially it comes with the same hardware like the Dell XPS 13, but the Book 13 gets more out of it. It uses the same Intel Evo i7-1165G7 processor but surpasses the XPS 13 in the CinebenchR20 test, the 3DMark Firestrike benchmark, and the Time Spy test.
Software and features
The Razer Book 13 comes with the Razer Synapse where one can control the color of the keyboard’s backlight. Another major feature of the Synapse software is that one can adjust the system’s performance to Battery Saver, Balanced, or Performance modes and can control the levels of the fan according to one’s preference. There are other smaller tweaks that can be done through the Synapse software that makes it a useful app to have around.
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