Two New Razer Blade Steath 13 Notebooks: With Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake & GTX 1650 Tiby Gavin Bonshor on April 21, 2020 4:00 PM EST
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- Razer Blade Stealth
- Ice Lake
- GTX 1650 Ti
Off the back of the release of two new Blade 15 series (NVIDIA GeForce RTX and Intel 10th Gen models), Razer has also unveiled two new variations of its slightly smaller Blade Stealth 13 models. Splitting them down the middle, one is designed for gamers, while the other is for content creators on the go, with both featuring an Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB graphics card, and a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 storage drive.
Kicking things off with the main differences between the two new models, the gamer-focused Razer Blade Stealth 13 model comes with a high-spec 13.3-inch FHD 1080p screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. For those looking for a creator-focused notebook, the new Blade 13 is also available with a 13.3" 4K touch display, with both models variants including factory display calibration with 100% sRGB coverage, and 4.9 mm slim side bezels.
The other minor difference between the two new variants is that the 4K touchscreen does make that model slightly heavier, with a total weight of 1.48 kg, compared to 1.41 kg on the 120 GHz 1080p model. The dimensions of both Razer Blade Stealth 13 models sit at 304.6 x 210 x 15.3 mm (WxDxH).
Razer claims the Blade Stealth 13 features the world's fastest 13.3-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, marketing it as the world's thinnest 13-inch ultrabook with such specifications.
Included within the Temper 6 CNC precision milled anodized aluminium frame is an Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core Ice Lake processor which operates with a base core clock speed of 1.3 GHz, boosting up to 3.9 GHz, and sporting a TDP of just 25 W.
Powering the 4K touchscreen and 1080p 120 Hz screens is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, with an Max-Q efficiency design and a 35 W TDP. For memory there's 16 GB of low-power DDR4-3733 as a 2 x 8 GB dual channel configuration which is soldered in and can't be upgraded. For users that demand high-speed storage, Razer has preinstalled a 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD as standard. An Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface is installed which includes support for BT 5.1 connectivity as well.
The Razer Blade Stealth 13 models include a keyboard with single-zone full key backlighting powered by Razer's popular Chroma RGB, and a Microsoft Precision glass touchpad. There is a single Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port which uses 4 PCIe lanes, a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C which can provide power via PD, and two USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports. It includes an HD 720 infrared webcam installed into the top bezel, with a 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port, and an integrated array microphone.
|Razer Blade Stealth 13 Intel 10th Gen Refresh Specifications|
|Razer Blade Stealth 13 (4K Touch)||Razer Blade Stealth 13 (1080p)|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1065G7 (1.3 GHz Base, 3.9 GHz Turbo) - 25 W TDP|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB Max-Q - 35 W TDP|
|Display||13.3 Inch 4K Touchscreen||13.3 Inch 1080p 120 Hz|
|Memory||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) LPDDR4-3733|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Networking||Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 /w BT 5.1|
|Power||100 W USB Type-C Power Adapter|
|Ports||1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-C (Powered)
2 x USB 3.1 G1 Type-A
1 x 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||304.6 x 210 x 15.3 mm|
|Weight||1.48 kg||1.41 kg|
|Price (USD)||Starts at $2000||Starts at $1800|
Expanding upon the two previously announced Razer Blade 15 series models, the two new Stealth 13 models come with a 25W CPU and a 35W GPU.
In general, the new Stealth 13s fall into the second category of premium laptops available today, starting off from 15W Athena compatible Ultrabooks, 25W CPU + 35-50W GPUs such as today's models in up to 13" form-factors, 35W+65W 14" models, and finally the higher-end 45W+80W 15" devices.
Prices for the new Razer Blade Stealth 13 start at $1800 for the 1080p 120 Hz version, with a higher $2000 starting point for the 4K touchscreen model. Both can be purchased and customized at Razer.com, with stock expected to filter into retailers around the world soon.
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atirado - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkIt's only the weights. Sorry :)
cosmotic - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkWhy can't I haz 4k without touch =(
sorten - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkI don't think you're required to touch it ... but I bet you will.
atirado - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkMinor point feedback: The first reference to the CPU is missing a 0 (first paragraph).
Is this laptop Athena certified or is Athena more like a set of guidelines makers can meet by bundling together specific choices of CPU, GPU, Connectivity, power? Would both models meet the specs for Athena?
SomeFrenchDude - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkLooking at this vs the Zephyrus G14 (in the same weight class) :
Who's going to buy this overpriced underperforming compromised laptop ?
Gamers will have better performance with the 2060 Max-Q,
Creators will have vastly superior performance with the Ryzen 4900HS
And all of that for several hundred dollars cheaper.
This thing is not worth anybody's money. DOA.
mathew7 - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - linkThose who look for smaller packages for portability.
I went from Lenovo x230 to MSI GS43VR just for "gaming".
Then I chose the T480 w/ MX150 over RBS just because of "brand reputation" (my worst decision, as the T480 cooling was terrible).
My 2019 RBS choice was because of availability (G14 was just annouced) and unknown Linux support for Ryzen+nVidia.
If I would not have bought the RBS in january, I would be looking at the new RBS. But know I'm only interested in retrofitting the display. That was the only compromise I made.
PS: I have a full desktop with RTX2070S, so my laptop is used for IT support (battery life is why I ditched the GS43VR) and playing games in hotel rooms (which is not often, and I don't need ultra quality).
PS2: I really don't like G14s screen piece raising the base.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - link"Included within the Temper 6 CNC precision milled anodized aluminium frame..."
That's laying it on pretty thick with marketing language. I expect that most of this article is pretty much direct from Razer since few people write like that except someone that crawled out of the festering depths of a cube farm full of people that are desperate to keep the department head happy with text that looks like it might dupe someone into buying a product without actually being any sort of lie.
sorten - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - linkDefinitely. As if there were an aluminum-bodied laptop that wasn't CNC machined. I guess you could pour the aluminum into a mold ... not a material scientist here. But CNC is hardly a differentiator.
ingwe - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - linkYou can cast aluminum. The finish wouldn't be as nice generally though without additional process steps though.
Valantar - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - linkYou can also stamp panels from sheet metal. Those also need additional process steps and added components, but most aluminium laptops are stamped - which is why CNC is a marketing point due to being more expensive, stronger (potentially at least) and lighter.