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Razer is Transferring Past Gaming With the New Razerbook 13

The Razer Blade Stealth is a good premium gaming-focused laptop computer with a comparatively gentle type issue, however regardless of how well-designed it’s, you possibly can’t ignore the truth that gaming laptops have a horrible repute for battery life.

That makes them a less-than-ideal choice for the typical joe that wants a laptop computer with all-day battery life, regardless of the temptation of high-end options on supply from Razer’s laptop computer vary. The corporate determined it wanted to handle the problem with the brand new Razerbook 13, a premium productivity-focused laptop computer with Intel EVO certification.

You’ll possible discover that the Razerbook 13 is the primary within the Razer laptop computer vary to not sport the Blade branding, and that’s as a result of Razer is eager to stress that this isn’t a gaming laptop computer. That’s regardless of historically gaming-focused options like per-key RGB lighting and vapor chamber cooling being on supply – options not even current on lots of the firm’s gamer-focused choices.

For the report, Razer claims that the per-key RGB lighting is to supply colour-coordinated shortcuts for apps like Photoshop or Adobe Premier, as with the Razer Blade Studio, however you’re free to make use of it as you see match with full Synapse Three integration.

So, if it’s not a gaming laptop computer, what’s the Razerbook 13? It’s basically a competitor to premium productivity-focused laptops just like the MacBook Professional and Dell XPS, utilizing Razer’s expertise in laptop computer design to supply one thing light-weight but succesful. You’ll discover Razer’s anodized end on the silver CNC-milled shell of the Razerbook and a Razer emblem on the rear, however that’s about as Razer-branded because the laptop computer will get.

Flip the lid and also you’ll discover a 13.4in edge-to-edge show sporting a barely squarer 16:10 side ratio. It’s obtainable in both FHD+ or 4K+ resolutions relying on the variant you go for, and two of the three obtainable fashions boast touchscreen expertise too. Whatever the variant you go for, the show is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 and there’s an anti-reflective coating on supply too.

It’s what’s contained in the Razerbook 13 that’s most necessary, and Razer hasn’t skimped. You’ll discover Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake chipset inside alongside both 8- or 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and vapor chamber cooling to maintain it cool when utilizing power-hungry apps like Photoshop or DaVinci Resolve. That’s paired with as much as 512GB of SSD storage, which you’ll be able to improve to a whopping 2TB if wanted.

It’s Razer’s first Intel EVO-certified laptop computer, and that comes with sure standards together with 14+ hour battery life, instant-wake expertise and quick recharging capabilities. That’s a world away from the restricted battery life on Razer’s gaming laptops, enabling true all-day use for those who want one thing for work and play. It’s price stating that Evo certification isn’t obtainable throughout the vary – solely the mid- and top-tier fashions supply it.

It might not be a gaming laptop computer, however that’s to not say that you could’t recreation on it – one of many perks of the built-in Intel Xe graphics is that it’s an enormous increase on earlier built-in graphics, providing what Razer calls ‘gentle’ gaming capabilities. That basically means you’ll in all probability be capable of run video games like Fortnite comfortably, however don’t count on it to hit 60fps on ultra-quality on the newest AAA video games.

Sadly, there isn’t an choice with a devoted GPU, however it’s appropriate with Razer’s eGPU should you actually need to recreation on the Razerbook from the consolation of your individual residence.

There are additionally extra ports than a lot of the competitors – particularly on the Apple entrance – with two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, a HDMI port, microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. When paired with Wi-Fi 6, Home windows Howdy assist (by way of the HD webcam), Bluetooth connectivity, a 4-mic array and two upward-firing audio system, the Razerbook 13 appears to be prepared for nearly something.

The Razerbook will begin at £1,199/$1,199 when it ships later in November, however the worth goes up relying on the specs you need. We break down the pricing and spec of the Razerbook vary right here:

 

Entry-level

Mid-range

Excessive-end

RRP

£1,199/$1,199

£1,579/$1,599

£1,999/$1,999

Show

FHD+ non-touch

FHD+ Touchscreen

UHD+ Touchscreen

Processor

Quad-core 11th-gen Intel Core i5-1135G7

Quad-core 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7

Quad-core 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7

Graphics

Intel Iris Xe

Intel Iris Xe

Intel Iris Xe

Reminiscence

8GB LPDDR4X 4267Mhz

16GB LPDDR4X 4267Mhz

16GB LPDDR4X 4267Mhz

Storage

256GB PCIe SSD (M.2)

256GB PCIe SSD (M.2)

512GB PCIe SSD (M.2)

Audio

2x upward-firing audio system with THX Spatial Audio

2x upward-firing audio system with THX Spatial Audio

2x upward-firing audio system with THX Spatial Audio

Dimension

198.5 x 295.6 x 15.2mm

198.5 x 295.6 x 15.2mm

198.5 x 295.6 x 15.2mm

Weight

1.34kg

1.4kg

1.4kg

Evo Certification

N

Y

Y

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