Razer Blade Stealth Specification And Review: Talking about Gaming notebook you first think about those bulky and thick notebook which is very hard to carry along. While many companies are tried to bring some sleekness in notebook they have to compromise in performance. While Razer has something new and ground breaking to gaming industry with sleek design and light weight. Yeah it true without compromising performance and without any frames drops. As this notebook has external graphics accelerator to this laptop will remain for future expansion as like desktop.
Razer already gains some credibility in Gaming with earlier gaming system in 17-inch and 14-in displays, while this time new encasing of 12.5-inch with matte-black shell, rigid construction, minimalist design and green snake-like logo. While the device is not actually gaming from inside but looks from out.
Razer Blade Stealth Specification And Review:
We have using this device since 2 month and it also gives impressive impression as a gamer which we gonna show in our discussion. While Razer has put their extreme engineering put all these gaming stuff inside a singe notebook. Calling this device a gaming Notebook sounds like I am kidding with Intel Graphics card how can this device do but the answer lies inside another review which we will do it shortly but we can tell you that will decide the future of the Gaming products. So without further ado let’s get started.
Last year Razer 14 looks like a gaming Notebook but this year Razer completely overhaul whole design from inside and out. As Razer Blade Stealth is Ultrabook having some feature of gaming world with glossy keyboard and tough design. From its first look Razer Blade look much like gaming design notebook which opens up start performing. Razer Blade is made up of anodised Aluminium from top to bottom so device looks rigid and gives tough feelings. As you twist up the device you can see bend into it.
As device much looks like a black offering of MacBook Pro as all design pattern is much like Macbook from top to bottom. On the bottom side Razer Blade has rubber stand to lift up the Notebook so Air can pass away easily. From the front panel to keyboard, trackpad and even speakers design are like Macbook Pro. While other factors of design looks like a gaming Notebook. On the side you will find a USB-3.0 Port a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Thunderbolt 3 adaptor which is original game changer of this PC. While on the other side you’ll fine another USB 3.0 port with HDMI port. On the front you’ll find a LED notification indicator which show recent notification. While on the lid you’ll find Razer Logo which light up when you power on and looks awesome in dark.
As Razer Blade has already takes heart away with its design in 2016 CES as it can be fit in any life situation as a gamer or other work. Blade is nice as compared with it Air and XPS 13 this device lies between them can you image how this device is insanely thin and compact. Taking look at its dimension about 0.52” / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6” / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1” / 206 mm (Depth) and just weigh around 2.75 lbs /1.25 kg which is very nice when we look at this notebook. Carry this Notebook is very ease without any issue as it weigh around Macbook Air.
Display of Razer Blade is awesome with 4K 12.5″ with Touch screen which is very nice display. Display is glossy and color output is nice as Adobe RGB gives it 100% which means phenomenal color coverage. Viewing angle of the device is upto 170 degree which is enough for this device as looking from side it display isn’t lose any detail. While watching 4K content detailing of the device is so nice that you even lose in the detailing. Color accuracy is so much better that device that you can’t differentiate any color with your eyes. Viewing this device in bright room or light still not vanish your content so you can easily get going.
Razer has option in Display in two variant of Q-HD(2560×1440 resolution with 234ppi) display and 4K(3840×2160 resolution with 352ppi) display. As both option have touch enable screen so you can opt any of these. As Q-HD model gives 70% Adobe RGB which is also nice for this display.
Taking look of Spec of this device you’ll thought how this it a gaming notebook with specification of a Ultrabook so this is really true but how this device become a gaming best we’ll check it on another article soon. But assumes it has a Ultrabook for now.
From its heart this device is power with Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake’s Core i7 6500U Dual Core Clocked at 2.5GHz with Turbo bost of 3.1GHz as it also supports Hyper Threading Processor with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 1866MHz with storage upto 512GB SSD PCIeM.2. While on the first verge device this notebook not able to run games and it true. As device uses Intel HD Graphics 520 which hardly handles game.
In our game test we ran certain games like CS Go which nice in medium setting gives playable FPS while in Low setting FPS is very fast and Fluid. Playing Assassins Creed Unity won’t able to give any playable content in this games as frames are just lies between 10-20FPS which is low even in low setting.
For connectivity this device has Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Bluetooth v4.1. And Ports include in device is 2xUSB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI Port and 3.5mm headphone jack. For Video calling device has webcam 2.0MP which is very nice give good picture output.
Razer shipped this device with Windows 10 Pro which is upgradable to new Anniversary build which enhances this device touch capability as using it with touch pen you can make this device as personal canvas with ease. While using features like new Note works seamlessly. Best companion of this device is non other than Cortana which works very fast and fluid. Overall windows really work nice doing work stuff like office all work seamlessly and nice. While doing video editing in 4K is also work with device with very ease.
While playing games or listening to music speakers of this device outperforms very well as speakers are stereo speakers with nice sound output as sometime it pre flexed in bass and treble otherwise it’s good.
Heating dissipation of this device is very good as device has low power specs which won’t able to heat up this device up. As earlier model of Razer won’t get much heat dissipation easily as this device really has good one.
Keyboard & Trackpad:
New Razer Keyboard which easily catches our eyes easily with all keys have power to gives out 16.8M color out of it so you can think how variation is available. As there are some pre configuration which looks like gamers Notebook as it is powered with Razer Chroma backlit keyboard which help this device to light up in different ways. The much like effect you see is ripple one which lights up keyboard like ripple. Razer also give user to select each key’s color so device always get your personal touch.
Trackpad of this device is nice addition with support of all Windows gesture which helps you to perform system multitasking with ease and fast. While some time trackpad shows little error which give incorrect output but only for sometime.
Battery of this device gives out over 5-6 hour of daily usage while playing games on 4K display will run upto 1 hour complete. While battery may also need to improve as travelling this Notebook and playing game is gives out some time bad experience.
Razer Blade Stealth is nice slimmer and lighter than other competitors. While device is really affordable not in terms of Gaming but as Ultrabook usage as its base unit has Core i7 configuration which runs all task you throw at it. The machine has nice gaming in nearby future with graphic accelerator which is available in market. Screen and Keyboard of this device are two things you really gonna notice.
“Despite of not having Gaming capabilities but look and design is like Gaming Notebook while in performance it’s like Ultrabook” For pricing option device start with option of Q-HD screen with 128GB SSD at $999 and final model which we are reviewing is cost about $2199 having 4K screen with 512GB SSD.