A few days after announcing the refresh of the excellent Razer Blade 15, Razer logically upgrades the Blade Stealth 13.
A few days after announcing the refresh excellent Razer Blade 15, Razer logically evolves the Blade Stealth 13.
The most compact gaming laptop in the Razer range, the Blade Stealth 13 is also benefiting from an overhaul that results in the marketing of two products, differentiated by your choice of screen.
4K at 60 Hz or 1080p at 120 Hz?
Razer seems here to seek to appeal to different audiences. On the one hand the players, who swear by the refresh rates; on the other, those who prefer the finesse of the lines and the absence of aliasing. To do this, the brand will therefore offer two models of Blade Stealth 13 refresh.
The first – the cheapest – will adopt a screen capable of displaying up to 1,920 x 1,080 with characteristics very close to the model currently on the market … If not, all the same, a refresh rate of 120 Hz maximum. The second model – billed for $ 200 more – will be content with 60 Hz but will be able to display up to 3,840 x 2,160 and will have touch functionality.
Aesthetically, on the other hand, it is impossible to distinguish these two versions, which will therefore adopt the same shell as the current Blade Stealth 13, thus retaining its extreme compactness as illustrated by a thickness of just over 15 millimeters and a weight of less than 1.5 kilogram.
In terms of components, Razer did not opt for a revolution, but still made things happen. Again, the two models of Blade Stealth 13 refresh are strictly identical. Both laptop swap the Intel processor of 9e generation for a Core i7-1065G7 of 10e generation. It is a quad-core (8 threads) capable of operating at 1.3 GHz in base frequency and 3.9 GHz in turbo.
The graphics card is also evolving and in a fairly subtle way with the replacement of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 by its Ti version which remains with 4 GB of RAM. No change however memory side since we keep the 16 GB of DDR4-3733 MHz soldered to the motherboard.
Developments which are therefore even more subtle than on the Blade 15 refresh, but which nevertheless allow the range to be more interesting. Finally, note that Razer has also corrected a problem in the keyboard layout: the integration of “half-height” arrow keys here avoids clumsiness with the key shift of right.
The exit from this refresh of the Blade Stealth 13 should be effective during the month of May, but we only know for the moment the North American tariffs: 1,799.99 dollars for the 1080p / 120 Hz model and 1,999.99 dollars for the 4K / 60 Hz.
Source: Press release