Razer Blade Stealth 13 ultrabook Specs Review – So this is the Razer Blade Stealth 13, This is black anodized aluminium. It looks gorgeous when you don’t touch it. But after two weeks it seems like slimmer from Ghostbusters made love to my laptop. This year for the first time they’ve increased the size of the chassis to incorporate the more powerful 10th gen CPUs and a GTX 1650 Max Q.
Now, they’ve done this in a 13.3-inch form factor. That is a tiny laptop to have a dedicated GPU that power inside of it. In fact, I think this is the most powerful 13-inch laptop I’ve ever used. So I just wiped down the laptop gave it a little shower, a haircut and everything is looking nice and clean. Port set up, similar to the previous model USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3, USB-A, headphone jack.
The other side, you get another USB Type-C port this one is not Thunderbolt 3. But it does support power delivery and USB-A. You have four lanes for PCI-E which means you can hook up an external GPU and take advantage of it. Now because this is using 1650, it comes with some high power and with great power comes bigger power bricks. Instead of the regular 65-watt power brick that you got in the previous model, it’s now a bit heavier at a hundred watts.
So inside not much has changed very similar to the previous model. But you do have a better cooling solution like this is something you’re not going to see in your typical 13-inch ultrabook. This is some excellent engineering a lot of copper is being used to keep the GPU and CPU cools. You do have a two fan solution you have an upgradeable or swappable NVME SSD.
This one has a pretty good read and writes speeds, and you have a brand new Wi-Fi 6 compatible card. This can be swapped out down the road. But if you have a router and a modem that can take advantage of it, you should see some pretty good speeds. Battery life, only five hours and 15 minutes are doing productivity. It’s not the best, so my suggestion does not buy the 4K model. Because you’re probably gonna get like five minutes, but for full HD you’re getting about five hours before needing to charge.
So the display is the same as the previous model excellent colour reproduction, suitable for content creators, and most importantly for gamers. Windows Hello on the top to quickly log you in. Speakers sound great because they’re on the top same as the previous model. Touchpad one of the better ones out there not as good as the Surface Laptop, but definitely up there. Keyboard, not a fan of! I just don’t like placing the right shift key. And you’ll find yourself making a lot of mistakes when you’re typing.
Performance is what really matters, though. This is a 13-inch laptop and hands down one of the most powerful 13-inch laptops I’ve ever used. My unit is coming with an i7 10th gen processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and of course the GTX 1650 max q. I have to say this is a 13-inch laptop I’d be comfortable taking on the road with me to do a little bit of content creation. I could comfortably edit a video in 1080p, make changes to a 4K edit pump it out get some excellent render times compared to like a regular Ultrabook. You know what, I didn’t have to bring my clunkier 15-inch laptop with me.
Now gamers, you do get some excellent performance. You’re not gonna be playing the newer titles on like high settings, maxed out or anything. Older titles can handle fine on high, but the newer ones you’re gonna have to drop it down to medium. Now heat management on this laptop is excellent. It doesn’t get hot around keyboard area never surpassing 45 degree Celsius. Internally CPU temps never exceeded 70 degrees. It doesn’t mean thermal throttle, it just power throttles. If you’re utilising the CPU to 100%, you’re gonna get clock speeds between 1.6 to 1.8. You’re employing the CPU and GPU to 100%, clock speeds will go well below the base clock to about one gigahertz. And if you’re doing more of a balanced workload, you’ll get better results because things are not consistently going at the same time. And CPU speeds should stay around 2 to 2.2 gigahertz.
So here are my closing thoughts, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 with the GTX 1650 is definitely an expensive laptop. And I know a lot of you out there gonna make the argument that you can go out and buy a regular gaming laptop with better performance for a similar price. You’re absolutely right, you can. And if you’re gonna be gaming and you’re not travelling or moving around a lot, that’s definitely the better option.
However, there is somebody out there who need to travel as light as possible with maximum performance. Razor has created something in a 13-inch form factor that doesn’t really exist with any other manufacturer. If that person is you, whether you’re a student or someone in a business profession. Then this will give you a lot more power than your typical 13-inch ultrabook.