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Razer Blade Stealth (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Razer Blade Stealth (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and durability. The screen and design also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the price and battery.

portability, design, screen, durability, performance

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade Stealth (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Razer Blade (2018) review

 

At the top of its game, but the game has changed

Beautiful new design ; Excellent screen ; Fantastic performance

Heats up under pressure ; Poor battery life ; Surprisingly dense ; No Windows Hello

The 2018 Razer Blade is an incredibly slick and good-feeling laptop, but it’s held back by some flaws that are tough to ignore. Razer is clearly at the top of its game with the latest Blade, but the rest of the gaming laptop world is clearly catching up.

Nov, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Razer Blade 15 (2018) review

 

The Razer Blade is the best of both worlds.

Beautiful, thin design ; Excellent gaming performance ; Impressive battery life ; Robust build quality ; High refresh rate display

Questionable keyboard layout ; Runs hot

The Razer Blade is a work-hard, game-hard laptop. In a work setting, it blends in with sleek laptops like MacBook Pro or Surface Book 2. In a gaming setting, it’s every bit as capable as a traditional gaming laptop. You’ll see better battery life out...

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review

 

The Blade Stealth is a fine laptop on its own, but a powerhouse with Razer's Core external GPU.

Thin, robust design ; Solid performance ; Responsive keyboard and touchpad ; Razer Core compatibility

Large screen bezels ; Modest specifications without Razer Core

The Razer Blade Stealth does a lot of things right, but without the Razer Core, it feels a bit lost. It’s slightly behind other systems in its price range, and the average laptop buyer won’t be attracted to the Razer brand. It feels designed...

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price

 

The Razer Blade Stealth is a great laptop made even greater in this generation with a quad-core CPU. But compared to similar laptop competitors, there's one thing it still needs.

Lightweight, durable, and attractive ; More than powerful enough for everyday tasks ; Battery life slightly better than last time

Price-to-performance ratio isn't as good as the competition, or even the previous Blade Stealth ; USB-C charging cable feels like it could snap in half ; Battery life still mediocre compared to other ultrabooks

It’s a great machine, though. Peerless, when it comes to the actual design itself. It’s a real pleasure to use the Blade Stealth, be it on a plane or just at home lounging on the couch. Durable enough to feel rugged and portable, but lightweight enough...

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2018)

 

The 2018 Razer Blade redefines the category it inspired: the super-slim, powerful gaming laptop. The best thin design in the business now packs a roomier 15.6-inch display and cutting-edge components.

Best-in-class overall performance. Slick, thin design, now with a larger (15.6-inch) screen. Superior high-refresh display. Per-key RGB backlighting. Solid battery life.

A bit pricey for the parts. Design of speaker grilles mars sleek build.

Bottom Line: The 2018 Razer Blade redefines the category it inspired: the super-slim, powerful gaming laptop. The best thin design in the business now packs a roomier 15.6-inch display and cutting-edge components.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade review: Riding the knife edge between gaming and work

 

The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming.

Great overall redesign, with a larger screen, smaller bezels and bigger touchpad. Includes either an Nvidia 1060 or 1070 GPU, which is enough for almost any laptop gamer. 144Hz display option. Cool keyboard lights, if that's your bag.

Painfully expensive considering Nvidia 1060 laptops can be found for under $1,000. The 4K touchscreen option isn't available yet.

The redesigned Razer Blade moves the bar on slim gaming laptops, with better hardware and a bigger screen, but you'll need a bigger budget for it, too.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (13.3

 

The refreshed Razer Blade Stealth is mostly the same as the previous model of this ultraportable laptop that we love, but now delivers a fresher, faster processor for $100 more.

Gorgeous 13.3-inch QHD+ touch display. Speedy new Core i7 processor. Slick design and solid construction. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Customizable LED keyboard. Runs quietly.

Battery life not as long as some competitors'. Can't charge and use USB-C port at the same time.

Bottom Line: The refreshed Razer Blade Stealth is mostly the same as the previous model of this ultraportable laptop that we love, but now delivers a fresher, faster processor for $100 more.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (gizmodo.com)

The New 15-inch Razer Blade Is a Gaming Workhorse in a Practical Package

 

The new redesigned Razer Blade laptop (now called the Razer Blade 15) is no longer a thin little outlier in the chunky landscape of portable gaming machines. When it was a 14-inch laptop, it was a powerhouse for its size—an incredible feat of...

The great battery life and exceptional keys.

The great battery life and exceptional keys.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Razer Blade thin & light gaming laptop gets a 2018 refresh

 

Gaming hardware company Razer makes pretty good laptops, as I discovered when I last month. But that model is a bit of an anomaly for the company: it's got everything you want in a gaming laptop… except for a discrete graphics card that lets you play...

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):51.3

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3EA0
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:2133

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x4,2x2
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.6
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Whiskey Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8565U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1528
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:149091
Processor package size:46 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
SSD capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:210
Height :14.8
Weight:1.31
Width:304.6