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Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Whiskey Lake) Laptop Review (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | Dec 2, 2019 at 08:15 pm CST - 2 mins, 30 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: RazerModel: RZ09-02812E71-R3U1

Physical Overview

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Razer's box is simple and discrete, and packaging is a bit nicer than some other notebooks.

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Accessories include AC/DC power adapter, microfiber cloth, and manuals. The AC/DC adapter is rated at 5v/9v/15v at 3A and 20v at 3.25A, so up to 65W. The adapter uses type-C as its connector, so you can also use it to fast charge your type-C phone.

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The top and bottom are made of aluminum, and they have a cool to the touch feel; they are of a CNC milled unibody design and have an anodized black finish. The edges are rounded, but the notebook has a rectangular feel to it. The two fan intake vents and the large rear exhaust vent can be seen on the bottom of the notebook. Instead of four rubber feet, we find two large rubber feet that starch the length of the notebook.

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The front of the unit has a small edge that allows you to grip the display and open the notebook. The rear of the notebook features a single large hinge. The right side of the notebook features a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port (uses four lanes of PCI-E 3.0) as well as a type-A USB 3.0 port. The left side features a USB 3.1 (10Gb/s) Type-C port, another type-A USB 3.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack. Both of the type-C ports are power ports so that you can charge from either side.

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The QWERTY keyboard features a bit larger keys than we are used too, but it is a good thing as it makes typing on such a small notebook easier. We like the keystroke distance, and we might say we like these keys better than mechanical keyboards we find on gaming notebooks. The keyboard has Razer Chroma with single-zone backlighting and anti-ghosting technology. You might want to take note that the power button is actually the key in the upper right corner.

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The glass touchpad feels like metal to the touch, and while there are no separate right/left click buttons, we had no problem with the touchpad registering strokes correctly.

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The notebook has an amazing display. It is a 13.3" full HD (1080P) matte display, which is 100% RGB and is individually calibrated at the factory. There is also a 4K touch version. It has 4.9mm slim right and left side bezels, but the top and bottom bezels aren't that slim, but that leaves room at the top for a camera.

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There is a 720P HD webcam with infrared so it can be used with Windows Hello. There is also an array microphone. We really appreciate Razer keeping the webcam up at the top of the display, and we don't mind sacrificing a thin bezel for that. The notebook also has four speakers, and their vents are on either side of the keyboard.

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The notebook opens up about 135 degrees.

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