Razer’s 2019 Blade Stealth: Ice Lake and GeForce GTX 1650 for Project Athena

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 - Notebooks, Teknologi

Razer’s 2019 Blade Stealth: Ice Lake and GeForce GTX 1650 for Project Athena

Razer on Wednesday has unveiled its new Blade Stealth laptops that are based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors codenamed Ice Lake paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX discrete graphics. The new machines are slightly less compact than their predecessors, yet they offer considerably higher performance in games. In addition, the company introduced its Mercury White laptop that does not have a dGPU, but offers a longer battery life.

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Razer’s Blade Stealth laptops have come a long way. Originally introduced as ultra-thin notebooks with integrated graphics, they needed an external Thunderbolt 3 GPU to offer decent performance in games. By contrast, the latest Blade Stealth machines integrate a sophisticated discrete GPU to provide good performance out-of-the-box. The new 2019 Blade Stealth laptop is powered by Intel’s quad-core  Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 CPU that is accompanied by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics processor with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The systems also feature 16 GB of LPDDR4-3733 memory as well as a 256 GB or 512 GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

Usage of Intel's codenamed Ice Lake processor and other advanced components enable the new Razer Blade Stealth to comply with Intel's requirements for Project Athena laptops.

All of Razer’s latest Blade Stealth notebooks come with a 13.3-inch displays featuring a 1920×1080 or 3840×2160 resolution depending on the SKU. Meanwhile, the 4K Ultra-HD panel covers 100% of the sRGB and AdobeRGB color gamut and come factory-calibrated, so the UHD models are positioned for professionals needing a decent monitor rather than for mobile gamers.

Meanwhile, in a bid to integrate NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 GPU into a 13.3-inch chassis, Razer had to increase its thickness by 0.5 mm as well as to install a new advanced cooling system that adds 100 grams to its weight (vs. previous generation). Traditionally, Blade Stealth machines use a CNC-milled aluminum chassis with a black anodized finish.

In addition, the new Blade Stealth is available without a dGPU, and comes in a Mercury White chassis.

When it comes to wireless connectivity, the 2019 Razer Blade Stealth comes with Intel’s Wireless-AX201 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 solution that supports Gbps speeds over 0 MHz channels. The wired I/O department includes a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port. As for other features, the laptop has an RGB-backlit Razer Chroma keyboard, a sizeable trackpad, a 720p webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello, four stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a 3.5-mm audio connector.

Razer Blade Stealth Laptops: Fall 2018 vs Fall 2019 Models
 13.3"/FHD
Base

2018

13.3"/FHD
Graphics

2018

13.3"/UHD
Graphics 4K

2018

13.3"
Mercury White

2019

13.3"/FHD
w. GTX

2019

13.3"/UHD
w. GTX

2019

DisplayDiagonal13.3"
Resolution1920×10803840×21601920×10803840×2160
Brightness400+ cd/m²???
Color Gamut100% sRGB
100% AdobeRGB
??100% sRGB
100% AdobeRGB
Bezels?4.9 mm
CPUCore i7-8565U
4C/8T
1.8 – 4.6 GHz
8 MB LLC
15 W
Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T
1.3 – 3.9 GHz
8 MB LLC
15 W
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (25 W) with 4 GBIntel Iris PlusNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1650
4 GB GDDR5
RAMCapacity8 GB16 GB16 GB
TypeLPDDR3-2133LPDDR4-3733
Storage256 GB M.2 SATA SSD256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD256 GB
M.2 PCIe
SSD
512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Wi-FiIntel Wireless-AC 9560 (IEEE 802.11ac)Intel Wireless-AX 201
Bluetooth5.05.0
USB2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt1 × Thunderbolt 3 port (USB Type-C)
Other I/O720p webcam with IR for Windows Hello, TRRS connector for audio, four speakers with Dolby Atmos, microphone
DimensionsHeight14.8 mm | 0.58 inches15.3 mm | 0.6 inches
Width304.6 mm | 11.99 inches
Depth210 mm | 8.27 inches
Weight1.28 kg
2.82 lbs
1.31 kg
2.89 lbs
1.38 kg
3.04 lbs
1.36 kg
2.99 lbs
1.42 kg
3.13 lbs
1.48 kg
3.26 lbs
Battery LifeCapacity53.1 Wh53.1 Wh
 Life13 hours?????
Launch Price$1,399$1,599$1,899$1,499??

Razer’s 2019 Blade Stealth laptops will be available at the end of September 2019 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States and Canada starting at $1,499.99/ €1,679.99. Later on, the new notebooks will come to the UK, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan

Dimensions and Weight of Razer's Blade Stealth Laptops:
Fall 2018 vs Fall 2019 Models
 13.3"/FHD
Base

2018

13.3"/FHD
Graphics

2018

13.3"/UHD
Graphics 4K

2018

13.3"
Mercury White

2019

13.3"/FHD
w. GTX

2019

13.3"/UHD
w. GTX

2019

DimensionsHeight14.8 mm | 0.58 inches15.3 mm | 0.6 inches
Width304.6 mm | 11.99 inches
Depth210 mm | 8.27 inches
Weight1.28 kg
2.82 lbs
1.31 kg
2.89 lbs
1.38 kg
3.04 lbs
1.36 kg
2.99 lbs
1.42 kg
3.13 lbs
1.48 kg
3.26 lbs

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