Razer Blade Stealth Specification
Razer Blade Stealth PRICE
Razer Blade Stealth Specifications
●CPU – 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-7500u processor
●Operating System – Windows 10 Home
●Hard Drive Size- 512GB
●Display Size – 13.3
●Resolution – 3200 x 1800
●Native Resolution – 3200 x 1800
●Graphics Card – Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU
●Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
●Wi-Fi Model – Killer Wireless-AC
●Bluetooth- Bluetooth 4.1
●Touchpad Size – 4.1 x 2.5 inches
●Ports – (excluding USB) USB 3.0 Ports (excluding USB) Thunderbolt 3 Ports (excluding USB) Headset Ports (excluding USB) HDMI 2.0 USB Ports 3
●Warranty/Support – 1-year limited warranty
●Weight – 2.93 pounds
Razer Blade Stealth DESIGN
The Razer Blade Stealth is simultaneously stunning and a bit infuriating. For $1,599, you get one of the slimmest, prettiest ultraportable notebooks in the land. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the svelte stunner can multitask with the best of them, and its integrated graphics let you play a number of titles at surprisingly high frame rates. And if you need more oomph, invest in the Razer Core and watch the spark fly. But for all that undeniable greatness, the Blade Stealth’s battery life remains its Achilles’ heel. The MacBook Pro ($1,638) and Dell XPS 13 ($999) offer over 8 hours of battery life, compared to the Blade’s mere 5 hours. And the MacBook Pro also offers faster transfer speeds and a bit more performance. However, the Blade Stealth is a strong contender for mobile professionals who want a system that can crunch numbers and baddies. Understanding and appreciating the desire for 12-inch laptops, their lightweight and ease to toss into a purse or backpack, causing little to no back strain. But I’m also a firm believer that bigger can be better even for ultraportables, which is why I’m crushing on the new Blade Stealth. It is Svelt, with a lightweight design, Great performance; Fast SSD; Bright, vivid quad-HD display; Beautiful, customizable keyboard Below-average battery life; Finicky touchpad. The Razer Blade Stealth offers a lovely 13-inch QHD display, powerful graphics and overall performance in a insanely slim chassis. The original Razer Blade stealth turned heads with its stunningly sleek design and powerful performance, but its 12- inch screen felt a bit cramped. The new Stealth (starting at $1,399, reviewed at $1,599) crams a 13.3-inch display into the same slim and compact chassis. But this upgrade is about much more than just a pretty new screen; this machine is also a productivity workhorse, thanks to its powerful Intel Core i7 processor and integrated graphics. And to further turn up the heat on the competition, Razer’s launching a toned-down, gunmetal-gray version of the Stealth for an easier transition from the boardroom to the game room. As svelte and sexy as the Blade Stealth is, it’s still held back from true greatness by below-average battery life.Measuring 12.6 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches, the Stealth weighs 2.9 pounds; it’s only a tenth of a pound heavier than its predecessor.
In an effort to appeal to mobile professionals, Razer is offering a gunmetal-gray iteration of the Blade Stealth, a first for the brand. This version of the Stealth places all the emphasis on not standing out. The gunmetal finish is stately, and while Razer’s emblem still dominates the center of the lid, it’s a subdued black-matte finish that will look at home in a boardroom. This model also swaps out the beautiful Chroma keyboard for a business-professional white backlighting. Since the Stealth is so slim, there isn’t a lot room for ports. Still, Razer managed to fit a USB 3.0 port and a full-HDMI 2.0 port on the right. Along the left, you’ll see another USB 3.0 port, a Thunderbolt 3 port and a headset jack.
Razer Blade Stealth DISPLAY
The Razer Blade Stealth comes with a 13.3 inches display screen. The Blade’s screen averaged 338 nits on our light meter, beating the 291-nit average as well as the XPS 13’s score (318). However, the 710S Plus, Surface Laptop and MacBook Pro were noticeably brighter, at 346, 361 and 458 nits.
Razer Blade Stealth AUDIO
The Blade Stealth comes preinstalled with Dolby Audio Plus, which has three presets (Music, Movies and Game) and a custom setting for you to fiddle with. The Music setting should cover most of your needs, but I noticed that Movie definitely expanded the soundstage.
Razer Blade Stealth KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD
Razer’s Chroma keyboard looks like a perpetual glitter bomb, and I’m all for it. Thanks to its bright backlighting, you can see the simmering lettering on the keys clearly even in the darkest room. Depending on what crazy configuration I set up with Synapse, the island-style keyboard was truly a sight to behold. However, typing on the jewel-toned beauty can take some getting used to. Thanks to the keyboard’s 1.2-millimeter key travel (1.5mm is ideal); typing can feel somewhat shallow despite the 70 grams of actuation. The 4.1 x 2.5-inch touchpad required less of a learning curve. I could easily perform two Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Price and Specificationsa Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Price and Specificationsa-finger scrolls and cue up Cortana with a three-finger press.
In addition to tweaking the keyboard backlighting, you can also set keyboard macros, choose trackpad sensitivity and track your keystrokes with Razer’s cloud-based Synapse software. You also have access to the Chroma Apps store, which allows games such as Dota 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Overwatch to integrate their unique lighting effects into the game. Best of all, your carefully created masterpieces are saved in the cloud and can be used with other Razer devices.
Razer Blade Stealth PERFORMANCE
The laptop’s 2.7- GHz Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 16GB of RAM plugged along with no signs of latency. The Blade Stealth also did quite well on synthetic tests, scoring 7,297 on Geekbench 4. That tops the 6,662 ultraportable averages. The Surface Laptop and IdeaPad 710S Plus with their Intel Core i5-7500U processors notched 7,157 and 6,497.
Razer Blade Stealth GRAPHICS PERFORMANCE
The Surface Laptop’s Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU obtained an impressive 68 fps. On the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test, the Blade Stealth achieved 73,876, blasting past the 58,038 ultraportable average. The Surface Laptop was a distant second, at 66,947, with the IdeaPad 710S Plus and XPS 13 following, at 61,201 and 49,394.
The laptop has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, which means that you can play games like Overwatch or BioShock: Infinite, but not taxing titles like Witcher 3 or Mass Effect: Andromeda. For those types of games, you’ll need to invest in Razer’s graphics amplifier, the $499 Core. In the Dirt 3 benchmark, the Blade Stealth delivered a solid rate of 43 frames per second on high at 1920 x 1080.
Razer Blade Stealth BATTERY LIFE
The notebook lasted only 5 hours and 3 minutes on our battery test, which consists of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi. That’s way below the 8:23 ultraportable average, not to mention the times from the IdeaPad 710S Plus (7:07), MacBook Pro (8:40), Surface Laptop (9:02) and XPS 13 (13:49 without touch, 9:11 with touch).
Razer Blade Stealth WEBCAM
The 720p webcam on the Blade Stealth captures stills and videos that are grainy, but fairly color-accurate. Aand is very good for video calls.
Razer Blade Stealth SOFTWARE AND WARRANTY
Similar to its gaming laptops, Razer employs a super-light touch when it comes to software. Outside of the usual Windows 10 apps, you’ll find Twitter, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Asphalt 8, Drawboard PDF and Sketchbook. Killer Control Center and Diagnostics are also preinstalled, so you can manage bandwidth and ensure that you’re most important apps get priority on your network.
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