The Razer Blade Stealth introduced last year, the late 2016 model with a 12.5-inch IGZO multitouch display has gotten an update. It is now larger, at 13.3-inch boasting an eye-watering QHD+ display with 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Still as thin as ever, measuring a mere 0.52 inches (13 mm) and tipping the scale at 2.93 pounds (1.32 kilograms), the new Razer Blade Stealth features an alluring CNC-milled aircraft-grade aluminum now in a choice of black or gunmetal gray finish. The latter features a tone-on-tone Razer logo and a white backlit keyboard for that professional look.
Unfortunately, it looks like those residing outside of North America will be out of luck in getting the new gunmetal gray beauty as it is, for now, only available in the U.S. and Canada. What a bummer, eh? To this end, Razer has never been kind to markets outside of its home base. Why Razer? Why??? For Chroma devotees, gunmetal gray is not for you either cos’ individually backlit multi-color keyboard will remain a feature on the black model only. So, Chroma devotees do take note.
Anywho, the larger display is, not surprisingly, IGZO touch-enabled display with 100 percent sRGB color space and it has something that pique my interest: 50 percent thinner bezel over its predecessor. So basically, what this means is, you are getting a larger display without an increase in the physical size of the laptop. Awesome. Furthermore, the display also boasts a wide viewing angles of up to 178 degrees, accompanied by high-color saturation. The only thing it lacks is 4K, which you can still find on the 12.5-inch 4K model.
Other noteworthy details include 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB dual-channel memory, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac plus Bluetooth 4.1), Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB 3.0 port x 2, anti-ghosting keyboard, HDMI 2.0 audio and video output, built-in stereo speakers, built-in array microphone, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded, and a built-in 53.6 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery.
The new Razer Blade Stealth Laptop is available now, priced at $1,399 and up.
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