Razer’s 13-inch ultrabook offers one of the most portable gaming options in the market, with its impressive combination of processing muscle and compact size. It’s a great computer that’s easily the most powerful at its size. This year, it gets even better in the 2020 Razer Blade Stealth 13.
As powerful as the previous generation was, it had limitations. While capable enough as a gaming computer, it does fall just a bit short when it comes to the needs of more demanding gamers. Suffice to say, if you want to get consistent 60 fps framerates in a resource-heavy online game, it’s going to fail you along the way. This machine potentially changes that.
The 2020 Razer Blade Stealth 13 is now powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 (up to 3.9 GHz clock speeds), a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which should equip it with the core hardware needed to put up consistently high framerates, regardless of the game. It pairs that with a 13.3-inch 120Hz 1080p display, which should take full advantage of the more powerful hardware, ensuring you don’t miss any of the split-second action that happens onscreen at any time. As with many modern gaming laptops, you can also opt for a 4K touch display instead of the gaming-focused 1080p panel, in case you want to use for content creation tasks like editing videos, splicing up VR footage, and more. Both display options boast 100 percent sRGB compatibility, individually-calibrated settings, and impressively slim 4.9mm side bezels.
Do note, it only come with a 512GB SSD, so you’ll definitely need external storage if you want to do anything on this machine. There’s no option for an extra HDD, either, as the compact size means they already crammed everything as tightly as they can.
The 2020 Razer Blade Stealth 13 comes with a four-speaker setup with a built-in amp, so audio should be plenty decent for a laptop, while a mic array setup allows you to trash talk people on Warzone like you’re a 13-year old having illicit affairs with other people’s moms from halfway around the country. Yes, just like you trash talked people on Call of Duty back when you were actually 13. Hey, some things never change. On second thought, maybe it’s best you actually use the headset for that (yes, it comes with a 3.5mm port).
Features include Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, a generous selection of I/O ports (Thunderbolt 3, four PCI Express, USB-C, two USB-A, and more), and a 53.1Wh battery. When closed, the whole thing measures just 11.9 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches (width x depth x thickness), making it as compact as any productivity-oriented ultrabook, all while packing enough muscle to run through any AAA game pretty well. It is, of course, compatible with Razer Core X, in case you want an even beefier GPU for your gaming needs at home.
Want one? Pricing for the 2020 Razer Blade Stealth 13 starts at $1,799.99.