If there was to be a countdown on the surprises of the year in the PC world, then the Razer Blade Stealth would definitely make that list. The Razer surprised many by announcing that there opted for a gaming ultrabook in the name of Razer Blade Stealth. The jury is still out on whether this ultrabook actually can be proficient and efficient in gaming as the previous Raze PCs have been. However, what cannot be disputed is that this model is quality with fantastic and powerful features that will sure attract just anyone. Having been described as ‘Powerfull, Portable, Perfect by its manufacturers. It would be great to find out whether it fits the bill.
Razer Blade Stealth – Design Features:
The Razer has made no mistake when designing the chassis for this ultrabook. The purely black CNC Aluminium chassis of Razer Blade Stealth gives it a stylish premium feel while covering the internal components. It measures just about 12.6 x 8.1 x 0.52 inches and weighs about 2.8 pounds which are relatively heavier compared to other ultrabooks in the market. The display features a 12.5-inch touchscreen that has a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels.
The beauty comes to life with the Chromatic keyboard that features a backlit keyboard with a variety of colors in various patterns numbering millions. However, it ends up discouraging the user as the tactile feedback has been hampered due to the reduction of the key travel, this may be hamper typing making it less fun and comfortable.
The interfaces or the ports have been designated to fit the small model, at the right the full-size HDMI port and a single USB 3.0 port are found whereas on the opposite left side there is also a single USB 3.0 port plus a headset jack, and a Thunderbolt 3.0 port which is also used as the AC charging interface.
Razer Blade Stealth – Specifications:
The Razer Blade Stealth is not left behind in terms of performance. Inside the processor powering the system is the latest seventh Generation 2.7 GHz Intel Kaby lake Core i7-7500U CPU with a 16 GB RAM. As for the graphics, it uses Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU. In terms of Storage, it possesses 256 GB of space in SSD.
The Razer Blade Stealth custom Operating System is the Windows 10(Pro and Home) but Razer has their own built-in apps such as Razer Comms. Synapse is still available to help in; tweaking the macros, setting the trackpad sensitivity, tracking the keystrokes and configuring the keyboard’s color palette.
Razer Blade Stealth – Battery and Price:
The battery could be labeled as disappointing. It measures 45 Wh which is lower compared to its competitors such as the MacBook Air. If at all, Razer wants to stiffen the competition they ought to do something about the battery.
The 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-7500U CPU, 16GB RAM, and 256GB cost about $1,249. The other model costs around $999 and it has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD. Price has often been a problem in Razer products, therefore, the Razor Blade Stealth is not out of the hooks. Competition cannot be taken lightly from the Asus Zenbook 3 to Apple MacBook to Dell XPS 13 but the specifications of this ultrabook are clearly top notch and could easily floor its competitors.