Razer Blade Stealth gets improved graphics, 4K display, thinner bezels, and better battery life
Razer is a company that is known for its gaming accessories, but also, its gaming-focused notebooks. Its Blade Stealth laptop isn't a gaming machine, but it is quite svelte and beautiful. Seriously, folks, the Blade Stealth is an impressive Windows 10 notebook.
Today, the Razer Blade Stealth gets a massive refresh. It now has a 4K screen option, thinner bezels, a Windows Hello camera, and significantly improved battery life (up to 13 hours). Best of all, you can opt for NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics for modest gaming capability. Thanks to Thunderbolt 3, you can also add an eGPU for when even more power is needed.
"The new Micro Edge 4.9mm thin side bezels are over 60 percent thinner than the previous version for a visually stunning edge-to-edge picture. For retina-shattering clarity, the Razer Blade Stealth is available in a 13.3-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with touch functionality and supports 100 percent sRGB color space. Each laptop display is now individually custom calibrated for amazing color accuracy out-of-the-box. The display is also available in a Full HD matte (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution that enhances gaming with full-frame fluid motion graphics. The Full HD display provides 100 percent sRGB color space for vivid colors, and improved power efficiency for longer battery life," says Razer.
The company further says, "For the first time ever, the Razer Blade Stealth is available with NVIDIA GeForce graphics for up to 4X performance improvement when gaming and editing graphic content. Razer included the more powerful 25W NVIDIA GeForce MX150 4GB GDDR5 graphics, double the memory of similar 13-inch systems. All models are also equipped with Intel UHD Graphics 620, while dedicated graphics models leverage NVIDIA Optimus technology to dynamically switch between the integrated and dedicated graphics to provide maximum performance and battery life when users need it. Razer advanced thermal system and new power management options have been integrated into Razer Synapse 3 software to maximize battery life, quiet fans in a meeting, or provide full power when gaming."
Razer shares the following specifications.
- Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
- Quad-Core 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U Processor with Hyper Threading 1.8 GHz / 6 GHz (Base/Turbo)
- Graphics Options
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (25W) 4GB GDDR5 VRAM + Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Display Options
- 13″ FHD Matte (1920 X 1080), 100% sRGB, 4.9mm thin side bezels, individually calibrated
- 13″ 4K (3840 × 2160), touch display, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm thin side bezels, individually calibrated
- Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 (Graphics Model) / 256GB M.2 SATA (Base Model)
- Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz dual-channel onboard memory (Fixed)
- Battery life up to 13 hours (Base Model)
- Keyboard with Razer Chroma single-zone full key backlighting and anti-ghosting technology.
- Glass touchpad (Microsoft Precision Touchpad)
- Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
- Input & Output
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), power port, 4 lanes of PCI Express
- USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, power port
- 2x Type-A USB 3.1
- 5mm headphone/microphone combo port
- Windows Hello compliant infrared camera, HD 720p
- Stereo, 4 Speakers + Smart Amp
- Array microphone
- Dolby Atmos
- Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT) security embedded, TMP 2.0
- Razer Synapse 3 enabled with programmable keyboard
- Temper 6 CNC precision milled unibody aluminum chassis, anodized black finish, tone on tone Razer logo
- Dimensions | Height: 0.58” / 14.8 mm, Width: 11.99” / 304.6 mm, Depth: 8.27” / 210 mm
- Compact 65W USB-C power adapter
- Weight From 2.82 lbs. / 1.28kg (Base Model)
You can buy your own Razer Blade Stealth directly from the company here. Pricing starts at $1,399, which includes the 1080p screen rather than 4K. While some people will turn their noses up at the Full HD display option, I would suggest considering it -- you may find that it is perfectly fine for a 13-inch screen.