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Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 Brings Dedicated Graphics, 120Hz Gaming to Ultrabooks

Razer Blade Stealth 13
(Image credit: Razer)

Razer is announcing its latest update to its Razer Blade Stealth 13 ultrabook today, which brings Intel's new 10th gen CPUs to the thin and light gaming line, along with a new dedicated GPU and two different display options, including the smallest 120Hz display on a laptop yet. 

Razer Blade Stealth 13 GTX 120Hz Razer Blade Stealth 13 GTX 4K
CPU Quad-Core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 Quad-Core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Memory 16GB LPDDR4X RAM 16GB LPDDR4X RAM
Display 13.3" 1080P @ 120Hz13.3" 4K @ 60Hz
Ports 2x USB Type-C, 2x USB Type-A, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack 2x USB Type-C, 2x USB Type-A, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
Storage 512GB NVMe SSD 512GB NVMe SSD
Weight 3.11 pounds 3.26 pounds
Dimensions 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Battery 53.1Wh 53.1Wh
Starting Price $1799.99 $1999.99

2020's update on the Razer Blade Stealth 13 comes in two models, one geared for 1080p@120Hz speed and one for 4K@60Hz fidelity. Aside from the difference in display, however, both models share identical specs and visual designs, although the 4K model is slightly heavier and features touch input.

Razer Blade Stealth 13

(Image credit: Razer)

Equipped with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, the most immediately noticeable upgrade to the new Blade Stealth 13 is dedicated graphics, as opposed to last year's Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics. This year's refresh also updates the CPU to Intel's latest 10th Gen silicon, specifically the Core i7-1065G7, and backs that up with 16GB of memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD on all models.

The other major upgrades are to the two new display options. The Blade Stealth 13's new GTX 120Hz model, for example, offers what Razer claims is the "world's fastest 13.3-inch display," beating out its competitors in bringing 120 fps gaming to such a small form factor. Alternatively, the GTX 4K model looks to bring in creators with a 100% sRGB color accurate 4K touch display, a first for the line. Of course, actually being able to play most modern games anywhere near the limits of either of those two screen options with the modest 1650 Ti graphics is another matter entirely. 

Razer Blade Stealth 13

(Image credit: Razer)

Design-wise, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 comes in a minimal black thin-and-light form factor, with no noticeable texturing or design work aside from the Razer logo on the back. Flipping the laptop open, however, does reveal an RGB keyboard.

Pricing starts at $1799.99 for the GTX 120Hz and 1999.99 for the GTX 4K, with both models launching today on the Razer website and through select US and Canadian retailers. Retailers in other regions are set to carry the refresh "soon."

  • PrinceTexasLoaf
    Neat laptop.
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  • TCA_ChinChin
    There is something wrong with the second column of the chart with specs for each model. Also, I don't really think the pairing of the CPU and GPU makes sense from Razor's point of view, since the iGPU of the i7-1065G7 is completely wasted since anything GPU intensive is going to be taken over by the dGPU. Getting a Ryzen 4000 U series or a i7-10 series with the standard iGPU would have been a smarter choice.
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  • bollwerk
    I will be very surprised if that GPU can do 4k@60fps for any modern games.
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  • TechyInAZ
    Cool laptop, I've always loved the Razer Blade's for their build quality and good aesthetics. But really, a GTX 1650 Super for a "gaming" notebook that is equipped with a 4k display? I doubt that'll work well besides in photoshop or professional applications.
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  • gg83
    bollwerk said:
    I will be very surprised if that GPU can do 4k@60fps for any modern games.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Why do they put 4k screens on laptops? Why not a really awesome 1440p screen?
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  • Deicidium369
    bollwerk said:
    I will be very surprised if that GPU can do 4k@60fps for any modern games.
    What kinda moron would get that with the 4K - it's a 13". I made the mistake little over 2 years ago when I bought my Dell 13 2-in-2 with 4K - it's unusable - even more so gaming.

    Unfortunate part of this laptop is the shoddy construction that is the hallmark of anything with the Razer name.
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  • iROMine
    So didja completely forget about the late 2019 model, which was the actual "first gaming ultrabook" with a 1650? The 2020 is just a somewhat beefed up version of that with presumably much worse battery life.
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