New Razer Blade Stealth : an ultraportable notebook more gamer than ever
Ultra mobility, and gaming have not done well in the PC world until now. Razer, the famous brand of mouse and keyboard players, intends to change things for the past two years, offering versions of Blade Stealth boosted.
For 2020, Razer persist and sign. First of all, he swapped the GTX 1650 2019 against the model GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q and its 4 Gb of memory GDDR6. A little more graphics power, memory, faster video and a new generation, and this, with the promise not to increase the thermal envelope, or the consumption, this did not refuse.
Second change for 2020, exit the slab Full HD at 60 Hz. It is 120 Hz, and Razer is the first to adopt a display of this diagonal, refreshed at such a speed.
Of what to delight fans of games of first-person shooter (CS : GO, Overwatch) or Battle Royale (Fortnite, PUBG, etc.). The slab 4K, always offered as an alternative, retains its refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Third and final evolution, the Intel onboard is still the Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake in 10 nm) but instead of consuming 15 watts, Razer opens a little more the valves for the supply of 25 watts. In this way, the chip earns 200 MHz on each of these 4 cores at cruising speed (1.5 GHz against 1.3 normally).
Other side of the coin, the Turbo mode will go up a little less high and the heater could be a little more important. For the rest, according to the configuration, the memory can go up to 16 Gb (LPDDR4X 3733 MHz), and the storage, up to 512 Gb SSD (removable).
Razer Blade Stealth : perfect alchemy between the power and the compactness ?
The black housing changes very little. The thickness of 1.53 cm is kept but its weight drops a little and goes to 1.4 kg.
We also note a few small changes in the side of the keyboard. It is always backlit from a single source, with a few buttons redesigned or enlarged to the delight of our fingers. The touch pad is adorned with a new layer of glass and uses the drivers from Microsoft for better compatibility with the manipulations multitouch.
For connectivity, it remains the same : the Thunderbolt 3, of the USB Type-C standard, the full size USB and a combo stereo/mic input. The Wi-Fi 6 and the Bluetooth 5.1 will provide the wireless connections.
This made two big years that Razer has decided to impose the Stealth as the ultraportable gaming par excellence. This machine had won a dedicated graphics card Nvidia GeForce mid-range end of 2018, a first for a laptop of this size. At the end of the year 2019, a new change of GPU for the Stealth, it went to the GeForce GTX 1650. What to do a new bond valued in terms of gaming.
For the moment, the Stealth 2020 is not yet available on the French site of online sale of Razer but it will not be long. This would be a story of weeks. On the other hand, one knows already its price from 1999 euro.