Razer’s Blade Stealth 13 will arrive in early 2020, as the company recently confirmed. This new model is a replacement for the GTX model from last year and retails for a minimum of $1,799. The product release date is set for the second quarter of 2020.
The new Stealth’s 13.3-inch 120Hz display is the biggest news, as it is the first Ultrabook of its kind. Earlier models only had 60Hz displays. (Razer will also provide a 4K touchscreen version geared toward media producers.) The images in games will be smoother on a screen with a faster refresh rate. According to Razer, the new panel will display the full sRGB color gamut.
Reviewers agreed that the Blade Stealth, released in late 2019, is the most powerful ultraportable computer ever created. The GTX 1650 Max-Q-powered tablet weighed in at 3.13 pounds and measured 15.3 millimeters in thickness. By squeezing so much power into such a tiny chassis, Razer was able to turn the Blade Stealth into a legitimate gaming laptop. It used to be extremely rare to find a graphics card with more power than an MX 150 in a machine classified as ultraportable, as the extra heat it would generate was thought to be unacceptable.
Reviewers generally concluded that, despite the configuration’s impressiveness and its ability to run games like Overwatch without a hitch, it was not nearly up to the task of running AAA titles. Following an attempt to launch Destiny 2, Engadget described the process as “stuttery.”
Even more so, this Stealth is a bold attempt by Razer to create a product that may better meet the needs of dedicated gamers. It weighs just 3.11 ounces and is the same 15.3 mm thick. Instead, Razer is betting on a GTX 1650 Ti graphics card with a Max-Q architecture and 4GB of GDDR6 memory.
The Core i7-1065G7H in this Stealth is identical to the one in its predecessor, however, it is a 25W model rather than a 15W one. An increase in CPU wattage usually results in improved performance at the expense of increased power consumption and thermal output.