Razer presented the world's first gaming ultrabook at IFA 2019, the Razer Blade Stealth. This super compact notebook uses the 10th generation Intel Ice Lake CPUs with its brand new integrated Gen11 Iris Plus GPU to enable high-quality 60 fps games even on battery power, no matter where you are. This laptop was launched in variants with and without a discrete Nvidia GPU. This means that Razer considers the built-in GPU worthy of a gaming laptop, at least for certain situations and types of games. We were able to watch a live demo at IFA 2019, and here are some early thoughts.
According to Intel, gamers can continue to play without compromise on the go, in the car or on a plane. The laptop is designed to stay cool instead of throttling the CPU after a while, which negatively affects performance. Intel does not hold back when it claims that its competition in the form of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series for laptops cannot do this. Practical tests and assessments will show how accurate this claim is.
The Razer Blade Stealth is available with an optional Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU. However, there is also a Mercury White Edition, which is only equipped with the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor with up to 25 W and Iris Plus graphics with a Full HD screen. This is the version we saw.
Intel told us that Razer's configuration software allows users to set the TDP limit between 15 W and 25 W themselves. This is an unprecedented level of control for end users, but Razer's target audience is enthusiasts and gamers who enjoy optimizing performance anyway. This option is exclusive to the CPU-only variant. The thermal of the laptop was developed for the full power of 25 W TDP, so the only limitation is a possibly shorter battery life. We're excited to see how the Razer user interface handles it, and advise users which option works best for them.
You get a full HD screen (or optionally a 4K touchscreen with the variant that has a GPU), up to 512 GB PCIe SSD memory and 16 GB LPDDR4 RAM. There is Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6, as well as an RGB backlit keyboard and an IR camera for Windows Hello authentication. The case is 15 mm thin and weighs 1.3 kg. This is not much more than many ultra-portable laptops on the market today.
Another fascinating promise is the battery life, although we assume that this does not cover the playing time. Razer clearly aims to appeal to an audience that goes beyond the core players. those who value style and portability and who may want to play games from time to time. There is also Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 as well as a Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) Type C port, two full-size USB 3.1 Type A ports and a 3.5mm audio port ,
The Razer Blade Stealth will be available in the US and Europe at the end of September for $ 1499.99 or $ 1699.99, and will ship to other Asian countries later this year. It is not known whether this laptop will be available in India.