Razer Announces Redesigned Blade Stealth With Improved Performance, Battery Life

Joanna Estrada
December 5, 2018

Razer is no exception.

Razer has officially unveiled the Blade Stealth, a redesigned 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop that is inclined for die-hard gamers.

The Razer Blade Stealth retails at an SRP of US$1399 (~RM5809). And it is packed with a built-in 53.1Wh battery that can offer up to 13 hours of battery life.

From what we can tell, it's a nicer looking laptop than the previous version, which speaks to Razer's focus on productivity and build quality, as the company told us. Seeing as you can buy a 14-inch Asus VivoBook S with 2GB of discrete graphics, a good chunk of change is clearly being charged as part of the illusive Razer tax - and for its stately design. Headlining introductions with the new Razer Blade Stealth are its new near bezel-less display, and longer battery life - but the biggest news might be the superior gaming performance delivered by the inclusion of an Nvidia GeForce MX150 (25W) 4GB option. A third version of the Razer Blade Stealth costs a whopping $1,899. Equipped with a 4K touchscreen and 512GB of SSD space while retaining the same 16GB of RAM and MX150 graphics, its premium price tag seems justified.

The company has redesigned the Blade Stealth to look much better than before. Razer says that its matte black coating its applied at a "sub-molecular level", anodized deep into the aluminum "for maximum durability". Razer steps up the stealthiness by toning down the glowing green three-headed snake logo, instead sticking with an unobtrusive basic black that won't stand out in meetings.

Razer has reduced the bezels around the display, the new Micro Edge 4.9mm thin side bezels are over 60% thinner than the previous version.

The Razer Blade Stealth comes with variety of connectivity options which include Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, two USB-A, and a 3.5mm audio combo port. The base model of the Razer Blade Stealth comes with 8GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory while dedicated graphics models come with 16GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory. The Nvidia MX150 isn't going to set your favorite games ablaze or anything - it's just enough to get through many games at middling settings. The laptop features Stereo sound, using 4 Speakers + Smart Amp and supports immersive Dolby Atmos. Meanwhile, new power management options and Razer's advanced thermal system are now integrated into Razer Synapse 3 software to maximize battery life, quiet fans, or provide full power while gaming.

Other key features of the laptop include an anti-ghosting backlit keyboard that is more responsive, along with an IR web camera that supports Windows Hello for security, which is the first for the Razer Blade line. For pin point accuracy, Razer also improved the touchpad with a larger glass surface area and Microsoft Precision support.

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