Razer has announced a late 2020 refresh of its small gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Stealth. This 13-inch laptop is quite highly regarded and all this refresh appears to really address is the CPU, updating it to use Intel’s 11th-Generation mobile processors – the Core i7 1165G7, to be specific. However, even something as simple as a CPU change can make a big impact on a computer’s performance in different workloads.
The Razer Blade Stealth’s specifications are as follows
- OS – Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
- Display – 13.3″ FHD 120Hz matte (100% sRGB) OR 13.3″ OLED Touch 100% DCI-P3)
- Processor – Intel Core i7-1165G7 at 2.8 GHz (4.7 GHz boost)
- Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Max-Q Design)
- Memory – 16GB LPDDR4X 3733MHz
- Storage – Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD (expandable)
- Ports – 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), 2x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, headphone/mic jack
- Keyboard – Razer Chroma
- Camera – 720p webcam w/ Windows Hello support
- Connectivity – WiFi 6 Intel Wireless AX 201 (IEEE 802
- Audio – Stereo, 4 speakers + Smart Amp THX Spatial Audio
- Dimensions – 0.60″ x 11.99″ x 8.27″ (15.3mm x 304.6mm x 210mm)
- Weight – 3.11lbs (1.41kg) non-touch, 3.26lbs (1.48kg) touch
- Power – 100W USB-C power adapter
- Battery – 53.1WHr
Naturally, Razer is offering a high refresh rate variant using a Full HD (1080p) display clocked at 120Hz. Where things are different is with the other display you can opt for. Rather than using the 4K display which, while stunning to look at, was overkill for the hardware found within, Razer has decided to opt for a Full HD OLED display with touch screen capabilities. This alternate display also has 100% DCI-P3 coverage, allowing for this laptop to be a great choice for people with more creative applications, such as photo editing.
Currently, only US prices are available, but if the pricing of the current Razer Blade Stealth 13 is anything to go by, it may cost anywhere from A$3000 to A$4000. It will be available through Razer’s website during October and then spread out to other retailers later.