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Razer's Blade Stealth 13 ultrabook gets Intel's 10th Gen chips and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650

By Koh Wanzi - on 4 Sep 2019, 4:49pm

Razer's Blade Stealth 13 ultrabook gets Intel's 10th Gen chips and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650

Image Source: Razer

Razer has finally made a gaming ultrabook. The original Blade Stealth was a slightly strange creature, since its integrated graphics couldn't really handle much even though the laptop was made by a company that was all about gaming. With its latest Blade Stealth 13 though, Razer actually has an ultrabook that you can game on, and it'll also come with Intel's new 10th Gen Ice Lake processors.

I'm not even just referring to Intel's beefed-up Iris Plus graphics, even though those will handle less demanding esports titles pretty decently. The Blade Stealth 13 can now be equipped with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, making Razer the first company to stuff that GPU into a tiny 13.3-inch laptop.

Here's an overview of what Razer's Blade Stealth line-up looks like now: 

  Mercury White GTX FHD GTX 4K
Processor Intel Core i7-1065G7  Intel Core i7-1065G7  Intel Core i7-1065G7 
Display 13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel  13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel  13.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160-pixel touchscreen
Memory 16GB LPDDR4 3733MHz dual-channel 16GB LPDDR4 3733MHz dual-channel 16GB LPDDR4 3733MHz dual-channel
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Storage 256GB PCIe M.2  512GB PCIe M.2 512GB PCIe M.2
Battery 53.1Wh 53.1Wh 53.1Wh
Dimensions 304.6 x 210 x 15.3mm 304.6 x 210 x 15.3mm 304.6 x 210 x 15.3mm
Weight 1.32kg 1.39kg 1.47kg

The base model has been replaced with a Mercury White edition with integrated graphics, while the GTX models will be available in both FHD and 4K flavours. The display on the 4K model also supports touch inputs and is covered by Gorilla Glass. 

Image Source: Razer

That said, Razer says all its screens have been individually calibrated at the factory and offer 100 per cent coverage of the sRGB colour space. 

And while the GTX models take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology for some power savings, you'll probably still want to opt for the Mercury White version if battery life, as opposed to gaming performance, is a bigger priority for you.

Image Source: Razer

The connector layout remains unchanged from before, featuring one Thunderbolt 3, one USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C, and two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports. Other things that haven't changed include the tiny right Shift key, which some of you might find quite a hassle to get used to. 

Elsewhere, the Blade Stealth has a single-zone Razer Chroma RGB keyboard, a Windows Hello IR camera for easier sign-ins, and a large glass precision trackpad. 

The Blade Stealth 13 in Mercury White starts at US$1,499 and will be available in the US at the end of September. Razer says it'll be coming later to other countries, including Singapore. 

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