According to most reviews, Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook is a high-performance machine that comes at a surprisingly low price.
Despite sharing many design features with Razer's Blade and Blade Pro, the Razer Blade Stealth is not a gaming laptop but rather an ultrabook. However, according to experts, the upcoming Core graphic amplifier could give Blade Stealth good performance in running games as well.
SpecOut reports that in its four expert reviews shared with the Surface Pro, the Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook gets a rounded up average of 3.9. Razer's first experiment into non-gaming hardware comes at a very affordable price and manages to outshine most of the established competition, according to The Bitbag.
Design-wise, the Blade Stealth features the same sleek, black design of its larger sibling. But instead of the standard Blade's 14-inch screen, the Blade Stealth form factor is scaled down to hold a 12.5-inch screen.
At a price tag of $1,399, the Blade Stealth features a 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) IGZO touchscreen. The Razer ultrabook is also available with a 2,560 x 1,440 screen, for a price of $999.
As opposed to the 4K model's 100 percent, the 1440p version reproduces only 70 percent of the Adobe RGB spectrum. However, for most of users, this version offers probably better value, unless they are doing high-end color work.
According to PC World, the Razer Blade Stealth is powered by a 2.5 GHz Core i7-6500U processor and features Intel's HD 520 integrated graphics. The ultrabook comes equipped with a PCIe SSD anywhere from 128GB up to 512GB and 8GB of DDR3/1866 RAM.
One of the most significant downgrades from the standard Razer Blade is the keyboard. Razer significantly slashed the key travel in order to fit into the ultrabook form factor. The tactile feedback has to suffer but the resulting keyboard is at least very fast for typing.
Stealth's keyboard does look stylish, with its Chroma per-key RGB backlighting that gives access to the full suite of effects found on the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: Reactive, Cycling, Breathing, Spectrum and others. Each key is backlit individually.