Posted: By Jon Peddie 04.22.20
If you’re a gamer and caught up in the lust and thrust for a high-refresh screen, and you want portable gaming, Razer has all your boxes checked—now all you need is $1,800.
OK, let’s assume you have $1,800, what will you get for your money? The Razer Blade Stealth 13a has a 13.3-inch, 120-Hz, 1920 × 1080 display that covers 100% of the sRGB space and is driven by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4 GB GDDR6 and a faster 25 W variant of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. The Blade Stealth 13 also has efficient 3733 MHz LPDDR 4X memory, packed inside the signature matte black aluminum chassis.
The Blade Stealth 13 is lined with a USB-C 3.1 Gen2 Thunderbolt and 2, USB Gen 1 ports, and supports razor Core X eGPU (sold separately) if one wanted to run two AIBs. It has WiFi 6 AX 201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.1, and a 3.5-mm headphone/mic combo port. And internally it has 4 speakers and an array microphone. The system only weighs 1.4 kg (3.1lbs) that increases the price to $2,000 and adds 0.7 kg in weight.
What do we think?
Razer has always made great, albeit expensive, gaming laptops. ( Anecdotally, our favorite Razer gaming notebook is just starting to have issues after 7 years of almost continuous operation, all over the world—built tough, an amazing laptop.) We love the back-lighted keyboard, and matt finish. We were surprised, however, that Razer didn’t go for, or offer as an option, an RTX GPU, especially after Nvidia’s big creator push. No doubt we can expect Razer to have another new product announcement soon.