Razer’s New Blade Stealth Flaunts 13-inch Display And Kaby Lake, Targets Apple MacBook Pro

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If you are a fan of the Blade Stealth family of gaming notebooks, Razer is back at it again with a new model that ditches the 12.5-inch display in favor of a more spacious 13.3-inch unit. As before, the Blade Stealth is milled from aircraft-grade aluminum, but is now available in both black or gunmetal gray finishes.

The 13.3-inch IGZO display features a Quad HD+ screen resolution (3200x1800), which is actually not as dense as the 4K (3840x2160) display found on the 12.5-inch Blade. The larger display, however, is enhanced by 50 percent thinner bezels and captures 100 percent of the sRGB color space.

The new Blade Stealth is of course powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7500U and comes equipped with 16GB of LPDDR3-1866 memory (standard across the board). Customers can choose from either a 256GB, 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD, and you’ll find plentiful external ports including two USB 3.0, one Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI 2.0. The Thunderbolt 3 port can be used to hook up the Razer Core external graphics enclosure, which is available for $500 standalone or $400 with the purchase of a Razer notebook. A Killer Wireless-AC 1535 NIC is also included which provides 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.

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Razer says that the Blade Stealth weighs in at 2.93 pounds and measures just 0.52 inches thick. It also includes a 53.6 WHr lithium-ion battery that is topped off with a 45W USB-C charger.

“The first Razer Blade Stealth’s success proved that highly mobile students, creatives and professionals alike are demanding more in terms of performance, personalization and value,” said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. “From the classroom to the boardroom, the new Razer Blade Stealth continues to set the standard for mobility, power, durability and value in laptops for productivity everywhere.”

The 13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth is priced at $1,399 with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The top-ranging model with a 1TB SSD will set you back $1,999.