Razer Announces Redesigned Blade Stealth With Improved Performance, Battery Life

New Razer Blade Stealth announced by Razer

Razer Blade Stealth levels up with Nvidia graphics, longer battery life

Razer today announced a new version of its Blade Stealth laptop.

Beyond the raw specs, the updated Blade Stealth now comes in a spiffier chassis with 60 percent thinner bezels on the sides, which now measure 4.9mm.

Razer offers the new version with the Intel Core i7-8565U, while past year 's implementation came with an i7-8550U. Unlike the Razer Blade refresh, however, the forthcoming Razer Blade Stealth is slightly thicker than its predecessor. Like Surface devices, each Razer laptop display is now individually custom calibrated for incredible color accuracy out-of-the-box. The GeForce MX150 model with a Full HD display costs $1,599.99, and the 4K model goes for $1,899.99. Plus, in another first, the new Razer Blade Stealth comes with an IR web camera that supports Windows Hello facial recognition.

The new Razer Blade Stealth laptops start at $1,399, and available to purchase now from Razer's online shop and select retailers in the United States and Canada. Razer says that its matte black coating its applied at a "sub-molecular level", anodized deep into the aluminum "for maximum durability". This puts more emphasis on the display. Razer steps up the stealthiness by toning down the glowing green three-headed snake logo, instead sticking with an unobtrusive basic black that won't stand out in meetings. Additionally, the laptop can be charged nearly anywhere with the compact 65W USB-C charger that works on most flights with AC power available. The company is introducing some fairly major upgrades to the Blade Stealth after a while. This dGPU is said to offer 4x the performance of the Intel UHD Graphics 620.

From what we can tell, it's a nicer looking laptop than the previous version, which speaks to Razer's focus on productivity and build quality, as the company told us.

However, Razer has tuned its application of this graphics chip a little higher than most, with it being a 25-watt processor rather with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory than the 10W/2MB applications found within laptops like the Huawei MateBook X Pro.

All configurations of the Blade Stealth will also be shipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U CPU. The base model of the Razer Blade Stealth comes with 8GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory while dedicated graphics models are loaded with 16GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory for power users.

The anti-ghosting keyboard has been optimized to feel punchier and more responsive. Now made entirely of glass, the touchpad is larger, too, and it notably supports Microsoft Precision for improved accuracy.

Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, two USB-A, and a 3.5mm audio combo port.

It does preserve its portitude relative to other ultraportables, with two USB-A ports and two USB-C connections, one of which supports Thunderbolt.

In 2019, the Razer Blade Stealth remains thin and light, measuring in at just 0.58 inches high and between 2.82 pounds and 3.04 pounds depending on the configuration. The speaker count has doubled to four upward-firing speakers equipped with a Smart Amp to boost audio with greater clarity.

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