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Razer Blade Stealth 13.3 (2017-2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Razer Blade Stealth 13.3 (2017-2018). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and battery are generally positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the keyboard and usability.

portability, screen, performance, battery, durability

usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade Stealth 13.3 (2017-2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

A higher class of Ultrabook

Larger, brighter display ; Subtler aesthetics on the gunmetal version ; Excellent Kaby Lake Refresh performance

Shorter and shorter battery life ; No 4K display option in sight

The Razer Blade Stealth isn’t just THE Ultrabook for gamers, it’s one of the best Ultrabooks for everyone. Though it doesn’t offer the best battery life, its vibrant display, great performance and excellent value make it one of our favorite laptops of...

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (Late 2017)

 

The gorgeous, well-built, all-metal Razer Blade Stealth, now with a slightly larger and still-brilliant screen, is one of the best premium ultraportable laptops, especially for less than $1,500.

Gorgeous 13.3-inch QHD+ touch display. Slick design and solid construction. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Comfortable 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 gorgeous, well-built, all-metal Razer Blade Stealth, now with a slightly larger and still-brilliant screen, is one of the best premium ultraportable laptops, especially for less than $1,500.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer's slim Blade Stealth laptop grows up

 

With a bigger screen and a new, subdued look, the Razer Blade Stealth is more mainstream, but slightly less fun.

The Razer Blade Stealth gets a larger screen in the same slim body. The new design feels more sophisticated and less gamer-y. Dropping the resolution from 4K means better battery life. Well priced for a premium Core i7 laptop.

The keyboard loses its fun multicolored backlight, going white-only. Accessing many system options requires signing up for a Razer account with your email. Limited configuration options.

The redesigned Razer Blade Stealth has a more serious, sophisticated look and better battery life, but also loses its singular hook, a million-color lighting system.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

New Razer Blade Stealth (Intel Core i5, Early 2017)

 

Though it still offers speed, long battery life, a sleek and sturdy metal build, and a full feature set, the New Razer Blade Stealth is now even more affordable thanks to an Intel Core i5 processor.

Speedy performance stacks up well to more expensive machines. Long battery life. Attractive and sturdy metal construction. Customizable individually backlit keys. Includes both USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 ports.

Somewhat light on storage. Keys have slightly shallow travel.

The Core i5 Blade Stealth's specs may not be out of the ordinary, but it's rare to get them in such a high-quality compact build for this price. It's a very appealing value given that it stacks up to more expensive machines pretty nicely, and you don't...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Display Check: Razer Blade Stealth (13.3 QHD+, i7-7500U)

 

Now with a bigger screen. Razer has updated its Ultrabook and now offers two different panel sizes in the same chassis. We have tested the new 13.3-inch model. What are the differences and which display should you get?

Razer follows the current trend to equip existing devices with bigger screens. The Blade Stealth is now available with a bigger 13.3-inch panel in the same chassis. The bigger panel improves the design and gets rid of the huge bezels we know from the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review: A light, sleek ultrabook for portable productivity

 

Our Razer Blade Stealth review takes a look at Razer's13" QHD+ ultrabook which, while resembling their gaming laptops, has portable productivity at top of mind.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (13.3-inch) Review and Ratings

 

Razer's sleek ultraportable gains a slightly larger screen and a conservative new color scheme, but adding two or three missing features would have turned our test unit from impressive to irresistible.

Elegant, compact design ; Gorgeous high-res IGZO touch screen

Corporate gray models lack black models' RGB keyboard lighting ; AC adapter occupies Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port ; Seventh-generation Core i7 CPU overshadowed by eighth-gen "Kaby Lake R" ; Mediocre battery life

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (techcrunch.com)

Razer’s gunmetal Blade Stealth is like dressing a gaming laptop in a suit

 

An all-black exterior, backlit triple snake logo and a keyboard with every color in the rainbow is often what kept corporate types and minimalists away from Razer's laptop portfolio. Now for the first time, Razer is making a laptop with a new color...

For a $100 premium over a 13-inch, non-TouchBar MacBook Pro you can have the ability to invest more dollars to play games. Regardless, even without the Core you’d have the advantage of more RAM, storage space and ports than the base MacBook — with the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Jennings Mike Jennings (hardwareheaven.com)

Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core – Laptop Review

 

Razer has made some eye-popping moves into laptops over the past few years, but we didn't expect the green-tinged firm to release an Ultrabook.

Razer’s £1,350 Blade Stealth is an excellent bit of kit. It looks the part, it’s light and sturdy, and the IGZO screen offers huge quality levels and a solid resolution.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Razer Blade Stealth Review Tim Schiesser

 

The Blade Stealth is smallest and sleekest laptop in Razer's line-up, boasting a 12.5-inch display and powerful yet efficient hardware. Combined with an elegant, well-constructed chassis, the Blade Stealth is a laptop that should be on your radar.

Understated yet premium design. Excellent performance from the Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U. Beautiful high-resolution display. Superb RGB LED-backlit keyboard. Still has full-sized USB and HDMI.

Thick bezels around the display. Fingerprint magnet.

Feb, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):53.6
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Colour name:Gunmetal
Colour of product:Black / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Grey
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 35.6
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / QHD+ / Quad HD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IGZO
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
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):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:French / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack / USB Type-C
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0a
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.50 / 4.00
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.80 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
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® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 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 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD capacity:256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:206
Height :13.1 / 13.8
Weight:1.29 / 1.33 / 1.35
Width:321