Razer is planning to release the early 2020 edition of its blade Stealth 13 in the second quarter of the year. The new model comes for $17,999 and replaces last year’s GTX model.
The biggest news is that the new Stealth is the first Ultrabook with a 13.3-inch 120Hz display, compared to the 60Hz displays on prior models. A higher refresh screen is ideal for gaming, as it provides smoother visuals in games. Razer says the new panel will cover 100 percent of the sRGB spectrum and will also offer a 4K touchscreen model aimed at content creators.
Source: The Verge
Most reviewers labeled the 2019 model to be the most powerful ultraportable ever made. The device was just 3.13 pounds and 15.3 millimeters thick, and it was powered by a GTX 1650 Max-Q. The company had to fit such a powerful hardware into a thin chassis and now the Blade Sheath has been turned into a capable gaming laptop.
Previously, it would have been highly unusual to see anything more powerful than an MX 150 graphics card in an ultraportable machine because the heat output was considered to be too much for such a form factor. However, even though the configuration was impressive and could handle games like overwatch, reviewers found that it was not able to provide graphics for running AAA titles.
This Stealth is even more ambitious, and Razer clearly hopes that it might better suit the needs of serious gamers. It’s even lighter, at 3.11 pounds, and 15.3 millimeters thick once again. But Razer is trying its luck with an even more powerful graphics card: this one’s got a GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q design and 4GB of GDDR6 memory.
This Stealth uses the same Core i7-1065G7H as its predecessor did, but uses a 25W variant, while the previous used a 15W variant. A higher wattage processor generally leads to higher performance but that also means more power consumption and more heat.
“The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is the world’s most powerful Ultrabook and we just made it better,” said Razer senior vice president Brad Wildes in a statement. “The new Razer Blade Stealth 13 introduces the next evolution of ultraportable gaming, providing users the perfect balance between fun and function.”