Before last year, the 2019 Blade Stealth 13 was a significant player in the thin and light gaming market. It’s highly unusual to see any GPUs more powerful than 150mmx27 unexpectedly seeing their way into these small machines, but that all changed with one device: The Zephyrus G7 laptop from Razer! This ambitious machine packs an Nvidia GTX 1650 (for those who want print collateral) or AMD Radeon RX 6490 GPU inside 3 pounds 12 x 8-3/4″ inches tall.
The Blade Stealth 13 is an improvement over last year’s model, but thanks to Asus and AMD, it no longer enjoys the obvious status that it used to have. This leaves people who care about performance for gaming or work with fewer options when looking at laptops under $2K in price point.
While the Blade’s webcam is small and located in an inconvenient place, it does have one advantage over many other laptops: support for Windows Hello facial recognition. This means that when you login into your computer with a fingerprint reader or via PIN codes, there will be no need to type out passwords anymore!
The design of the Blade Stealth 13 sets it apart from other gaming laptops. Not only does this sleek, but the lightweight machine also has an appealing appearance; its compact size makes for easy transportability (perfect if you need your computer with you wherever). And don’t let those gamer credentials fool ya–the display may be big enough to play games on, but there’s no question as to what purpose these devices were designed For office work or school-related activities.
The Blade 15 is a sleek, dark horse of the laptop world. With its simple design and subtle color schemes, it will not win any innovation awards, but what you will find here are quality features that make this device perfect as your everyday workhorse or when gaming on the go!
The keyboard comes equipped with both backlit keys (which can be customized through Razer Chroma Studio) alongside dedicated media controls, making game nights much more enjoyable without having an extra controller handy – especially since some models allow full RGB lighting, too, if desired.
The Blade Stealth features a high-refresh-rate screen that can be configured in three ways: 120Hz, 4K (3840 x 2160), or QHD with multiples of 16×9 aspect ratio. I measured brightness up to 357 nits covering 99% sRGB spectrum and 74 Adobe RGB while response times were decent, but there was more ghosting than what’s ideal for gaming laptops, so it may not work well depending on your needs–
The new Razer Blade Stealth’s keyboard is a welcome change from its predecessors. The previous generations of this computer tried to squeeze an up arrow right between shift and question mark keys, making it very easy for people who wanted to hit return instead by mistake! Now that there’s extra space under Shift where you’ll find half-height arrow keys as well — perfect if your main navigation tool on any given day are those little slick tiles at the bottom left–I have no problem whatsoever using them without worrying about error-prone accidental presses while typing away. And speaking honestly, I prefer having more screen real estate dedicated specifically towards editing emails rather than browsing websites.
The speakers on the Blade are impressive for a laptop of this size. In my opinion, they lack strong bass but deliver clear audio that sounds better than both G14 and 13-inch MacBook Pro; they’re also fairly comparable with larger laptops like Macbook Pro when it comes to quality per dollar spent (though some people may prefer one type over another).
With a performance improvement, the Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti delivers better results than its predecessor. However, it still does not match up to other high-end graphics cards like RTX 2060, which can be found on more powerful laptops or PCs at higher frame rates when running games such as “Shadow Of The Tomb Raider” benchmarks under average settings of 45 fps vs. 74 FPS. The Blade model with an Intel Core i7 + 1065G7 processor+16GB RAM run slower compared to the gameplay experience offered by newer models with similar specifications but less power consumption.
The Blade surprised me with its cooling performance. Under heavy loads of Chrome tabs or other demanding programs (like games), the fans would start to spin but never became annoying as they do on some laptops- I was able to keep using this machine without moving it because there wasn’t any heat coming off from beneath my hands!
There are several different battery modes that you can choose from when it comes to gaming on the Razer Blade 15. The Windows Better Performance profile and its high-performance optimizations will give your laptop around five hours while playing games, but if you want more juice for longer periods without having to worry about plugging in at all times, then try out one or two other presets like balanced mode which reduces power consumption by 20%.
The Blade 15 is a powerful laptop that lasts longer than most gaming laptops. It managed to get seven hours on average, which beats many other models in its class, and better yet, the XPS 13 was able to do it too! The difference between these two devices isn’t huge, but given how much more expensive they are (by around $600), I’m still happy with what we got here – an 8-hour runtime from our test unit vs. 10+ hrs when using similar benchmarks such as Cinebench R15.
With the 2020 Blade Stealth 13, Razer has created a competent and beautiful computer that is almost perfect. The problem? It’s when you’re looking to game on it; there are other laptops out now that will give you more performance than this one does at an affordable price point – such as Asus or even AMD systems with their new lineups (if they suit what kind of player YOU want). In conclusion: while these may not be “portable” gaming laptops in most people’s eyes because they lack something necessary for travel purposes like storage space etc., I would argue otherwise since all those features don’t matter if your only goal is casual gaming.
If you want a compact and portable laptop with some extra features like webcams or colorful keyboards, go with the Blade Stealth 13. If your top priority in buying any electronic device would be performed while gaming, take note because this won’t cut it for what most people think of when they hear ” gamer”.
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