Two weeks ago, I have bought a new ultrabook. At the time of the national lockdown I was considering to get a new mobile station but I wasn’t sure what to chose. I wanted actually a small high performance device, which should be capable of running games fluently and also handy transportation wise. So I did find the Blade Stealth 13 from Razer and after reading many tests and watching reviews on Youtube, I decided to get that little beauty. And so, here is my own small review!
Look & Feeling
The ultrabook’s aluminium case is very well designed and manufactured. It resembles kinda a bit Apple’s Macbook Air. The back side has the company’s logo but different from other models, it is unfortunately not illuminated. That was actually a small disappointment for me because everyone wants something colorful and shiny, don’t you agree?
The mouse pad response also very well. The only thing I don’t like is the size of it. Its too big in my own opinion. Somehow I have the habit that my right hand touches it always when I have it near the keyboard. Speaking of the keyboard, it comes with a RGB lightning and with the software Razer Synapse you can manage your lights as you wish on the keyboard and also of course your other Razer hardware 😉 The only small negative thing I have to say about it, is the very small Shift key on the right side next to the arrow keys. I hit always the Up key instead of the Shift.
The specifications I have, are the following:
- Intel Core i7 10th Gen Processor with 4 cores
- 16GB RAM
- NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
- 512GB SSD Disk Drive
The device contains a dull full HD screen in small frame which guarantees a colorful display. Two fans on the bottom side regulate the heat. They are usually quite silent but here and there when the device thinks it has to do even such small works as doing downloading or installing, they can be a bit noisy. But it’s still in a green zone.
It comes also with a Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and USB-A connectors. Additional to that it includes a Windows Hello-Camera and of course Wifi.
Both speakers are on the left and right side of the keyboard and give a really good audio quality for their size.
The battery life varies. In idle mode, the Razer Blade Stealth lasted around 8 hours which is pretty average. If you are playing or doing intense works on it, the periode running on battery went down actually to the half, around 4 hours.
Actually, overall I am pretty happy with the Razer Blade Stealth 13. It’s not the perfect ultrabook even if you can play pretty much everything on it. For longer journeys you still have to watch out for a power socket. The price is also pretty high and for that value, you can get easily other models, even when they have a 15″ size which are better. In the end, the quality of the product is outstanding but keep in mind, you can get better for less.
What experiences do you have with ultrabooks? When you also use a Razer Blade Stealth 13, tell me your experiences!