The Razer Blade Stealth 13 becomes the first ultrabook with 120Hz display

The Razer Blade Stealth 13 has long been one of the most enviable Ultrabooks to own. Ironically, it’s also been one of the only Razer laptops that couldn’t really game to save its life. Today, Razer announced the all-new Blade Stealth 13 with new NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics and the first-ever 120Hz refresh display in an Ultrabook.

The new 13.3-inch display with 120 Hz refresh rate has a 1080p resolution and covers 100% of the sRGB space. Those who need a higher resolution can opt for the 4K UHD display that’s also touch-enabled.

Each screen is individually factory-calibrated for colour accuracy and vibrancy.

Razer Blade Stealth 13

The new GeForce GTX 1650Ti with Max-Q design was recently launched with the rest of NVIDIA’s new line of GPUS for 2020 but was overshadowed by the RTX Super cards. The new GPU has 4Gb of GDDR6 memory and 1,024 NVIDIA CUDA cores that Razer says is 80% faster than a GTX 1050. Razer has packaged this with NVIDIA Optimus which intelligently manages which GPU is being used depending on the task.

This helps extend the battery life.

The Blade Stealth 13 also gets a processor upgrade. The Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core is the 25W variant that pushes clock speeds up to 3.9Ghz. One immediate advantage of the new processor is its ability to sustain boost clock speeds longer than the last years 15W variant. RAM gets an upgrade as well – 16GB of LPDDR4X running at wickedly fast 3733Mhz. The benefits should be immediate in rendering tasks and of course gaming.

And thanks to the Intel chipset in the Blade Stealth 13, customers can enjoy speedy USB-C Thunderbolt 3. The port allows for significantly higher data transfer making it ideal for connecting accessories like the Razer Core X eGPU for improved graphics. Even more impressively, you can use the Core X eGPU together with the Blade Stealth 13 for a dual-GPU setup.

Razer has also improved the keyboard design on the Blade Stealth 13 with a full-sized right shift key and half-height directional keys fixing a long-running ergonomic fail. The Blade Stealth 13 also includes an HD webcam with IR Sensor for Windows Hello functionality. And even with all this powerful new hardware, the Blade Stealth 13 remains a tiny machine weighing only 3.1lbs in a frame that’s only 0.6 x 11.9 x 8.27-inches.

The new Blade Stealth 13 is already shipping in the US and Canada starting at $1,799.99 USD via and select retailers. Still, no word when it will be available in Australia and for how much but we will update you when we know more.

Kizito Katawonga
Kizito Katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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