The Blade family is set to get even bigger. Razer added two new additions to its laptop fleet: The Blade Stealth 13 Mercury White Edition and the Blade Stealth 13 Graphics Edition. Available beginning toward the top of September, the laptops will start at $1,499 and $1,799, respectively.
Razer is billing the Graphics Edition Blade Stealth as the “world’s first gaming ultrabook.” That’s since the laptop is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of VRAM joined with a 10th Gen Core i7-1065G processor. Meaning you’ll be able to play video games like Far Cry New Dawn and Battlefield V, not at the highest settings.
In addition to the Core i7 processor, the laptop comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD. The $1,799 configuration of the notebook sports a 1920 x 1080 display that features Intel’s Lower Power Display technology, which is meant to assist in extending battery life. Razer further has a $1,999 variation with a 4K touch panel. Either system would work for a gamer on the go, but if body rates and battery life are significant concerns, 1080p iteration is a solution.
Speaking of battery life, Razer claims that the Graphics Edition will last between 10-11 hours on one charge. Most gaming laptops rarely last for more than 6 hours on the Laptop Mag Battery test.
Concentrating on college students, Mercury White Edition has one of Intel’s new 10 Gen Ice Lake processors (Core i7-1065G7 CPU), 16GB of RAM and an Intel Iris Pro built-in graphics card. Intel promises better graphics and overall efficiency with this new round of chips in addition to AI features.