Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook has been introduced by San Diego-based Razer company. It specializes in gaming with an integrated Intel HD 520 graphics and a 12.5-inch touchscreen. Innovations such as the SwitchBlade UI and manufacture of portable gaming laptops has enhanced Razer company to actually compete with the competitors. Blade Stealth is mainly made for gamers.
The ultrabook measures 0.52 inches thick similar in thickness to Apple’s MacBook Air. Blade Stealth has CNC-milled aluminum unibody design which is tight creating a premium hands-on feel. It also has a sleek matte black design with the company’s on the lid. The overall artistic is simple with a few decorations aimed at tickling the fancies of gamers.
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The downside is greasy fingertips will leave an undesirable patchwork of unevenly glossy splotches in the matte finish. You can avoid this by avoiding consuming fatty foods such as French fries when using the ultrabook.
Other features of Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook include: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) charging port, HDMI 1.4b, a 3.5mm jack and 2 x USB 3.0. The Thunderbolt 3 presence is to deliver 40Gbps of bandwidth thus making it possible to drive two concurrent 4K 60 Hz displays. Rubber pads on the bottom of Blade Stealth run almost the entire length of the notebook.
There are two choices to make when it comes to touchscreen displays. One is 12.5 inch UHD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) and the other is 12.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels). Both are IGZO-based IPS and have a smooth reflective surface. The 4K model has some appealing specs such as 100% Adobe RGB coverage and high 352 PPI pixel density while the QHD panel is married to only 234 PPI and 70% RGB coverage.
IGZO is delivered from the semi-conducting materials contained within the panel backplane, that is, Indium, Gallium and Zinc Oxide. IGZO provides faster response times, less power draw, a more uniform image and more passthrough light.
Colors are lively and rich without looking artificially oversaturated, blacks are deep with uniform lighting and excellent contrast. Most probably it would be the brightest panel on a notebook. One downside of the display is the thick black framing that surrounds the panel.