Tuesday, April 21st 2020

Razer Announces the All New Blade Stealth 13 Gaming Ultrabook

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today revealed the all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13, taking Ultrabook gaming to the next level. The Blade Stealth 13 is the first Ultrabook with a 13.3" 120Hz display, powered by the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU and a faster 25W variant of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. The Blade Stealth 13 also packs a faster, more efficient keyboard and more efficient LPDDR4X memory, all within the signature matte black aluminium chassis.

"The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is the world's most powerful Ultrabook and we just made it better," said Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President of Razer's Systems Business Unit. "The new Razer Blade Stealth 13 introduces the next evolution of ultraportable gaming, providing users the perfect balance between fun and function."
Gotta See Fast
The all-new Blade Stealth 13 features the world's fastest 13.3" display with a 120 Hz refresh rate - a feature currently available only on the Blade Stealth 13. The increased refresh rate delivers fast but crisp visuals, making targets easier to see and text easier to read. The display offers a 1920x1080p resolution and is finished with a matte coating for improved glare reduction.

For creators and touch users, the Blade Stealth 13 is also available with a gorgeous 4K touch display featuring Gorilla Glass. The 4K panel is perfect for editing photos and video in creative suites or watching movies on the go.

Every Blade Stealth 13 covers 100% of the sRGB space and comes custom-calibrated from the factory to ensure a vivid, color-accurate experience whether gaming, creating or watching. Flanking the sides of the beautifully custom-calibrated display are ultra-slim 4.9 mm bezels topped-off with an HD webcam complete with an IR sensor for seamless access via Windows Hello. The HD webcam is essential for staying connected with family, taking meetings from the home office, or hosting classes over long distances.

Gotta Be Fast
The latest Blade Stealth 13 is powered by the all-new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory and 1,024 NVIDIA CUDA cores, for up to an 80% increase in performance over the GeForce GTX 1050. The new GPU allows gamers to enjoy the latest battle royale games on a 13-inch notebook, an experience only possible on the Blade Stealth 13. Coupled with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the Blade Stealth 13 is optimized to provide performance when wanted and battery when needed.

Paired with the new GPU is a 25 W variant of the Intel Core i7-1065G7H quad-core processor with clock speeds of up to 3.90 GHz GHz when using Intel Turbo Boost technology. The 25 W processor is a significant step up over the standard 15 W variant and allows for longer sustained boost clock speeds. The increased power combined with the longer sustained boost speed means higher frames, faster renders, and less downtime.

For those that need maximum performance, the Blade Stealth 13 is lined with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, an Intel exclusive technology, allowing for fast data transfer and a seamless plug and play action with a Razer Core X eGPU (sold separately). The addition of the Core X eGPU allows users to pair almost any GPU with the Blade Stealth 13 and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti for dual-GPU functionality when handling intense rendering or modeling workloads.

Gotta Go Fast
The Blade Stealth 13 has been updated with a new keyboard featuring a full-sized right shift key and half-height directional keys for a faster and more efficient typing experience. Equipped with single-zone Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, the keyboard can be customized to match any of the 16.8 million colors and unique lighting effects available in Razer Synapse 3.

In addition to the new keyboard, the Blade Stealth 13 features a new 16 GB kit of LPDDR4X memory capable of 3733 MHz while being more energy efficient. The new integrated memory means that CPU intensive applications, such as gaming or photo editing, will receive noticeable performance gains while not taxing the battery as heavily.

The Blade Stealth 13 remains the world's most compact gaming laptop available today, measuring in at only.60" x 11.9" x 8.27" and a mere 3.1 lbs, while packing the punch of a full-sized gaming laptop.

The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13 will start at $1,799.99 USD / 1,999.99€ MSRP and will be available on April 21st at Razer.com and through select retailers in the United States and Canada. The Razer Blade Stealth 13 will come soon to Europe, China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
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4 Comments on Razer Announces the All New Blade Stealth 13 Gaming Ultrabook

This is nice for a notebook of this size, if the price were more reasonable.
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Minus Infinity
So at least $3K in Australia, tell em' their dreaming. Ludicrous money in a world where discretionary spending has evaporated.
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Not a Potato
I have the late-2019 Razer Blade Stealth with the GTX 1650 GDDR5 and was able to get it for a really good price :D during last year's Black Friday sales. All I can say that it is a really good ultraportable that has the ability to game at medium settings in most games today. It's unfortunate that my version is only 1080p @ 60 Hz, but it is a LG IPS (also 100% sRGB) panel so the colors aren't washed out and ugly.

The only differences between last years and this years model are the following:

- GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q with GDDR6 VRAM compared to last year's GTX 1650 Max-Q with GDDR5, which is configured to 35W max
- 120 Hz 1080p IPS panel at 100% sRGB compared to last years 60 Hz 1080p IPS LG panel also at 100% sRGB

Obviously with just those two new features I wouldn't be upgrading to this 2020 version (unless I sell it for a really good price now, lol).

Personal battery life tests (the CPU would be capped to 15W):
- 6 hours and 40 minutes: not gaming, some YouTube videos, Visual Studio/database management
- 3 to 4 hours if I'm playing Hades, Terraria or other light/medium-weight games
- 1 hour or less if I play PUBG

If I disable the GTX 1650 in Device Manager and force the RBS to use the Iris Plus G7 (the CPU would be capped to 25W and will downclock to 15W if load is heavy):
- 9 hours and around 10 minutes while not gaming, YouTube videos, Visual Studio/database management
- 5 hours and around 30 minutes with light/medium-weight games, but less performance than with the GTX 1650
- Haven't tested with PUBG (why?)
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Minus Infinity
Ludicrous money in a world where discretionary spending has evaporated.
Good point!
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