Blade Stealth 13 Gets Tiger Lake This Month

2020-10-11

Razer today announced that it’s going to be bringing Intel’s new processors to its Blade Stealth 13 line later this year, which will hopefully give the ultrabook the power it needs to make good on its promise to offer gaming-level performance in such a small form factor. 

120Hz ModelOLED Model
Processor11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G711th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-QNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Display1920 x 1080, 120Hz1920 x 1080, OLED, Touchscreen
Memory16GB LPDDR4X-3733MHZ16GB LPDDR4X-3733MHZ
Storage512GB PCIe NVMe M.2512GB PCIe NVMe M.2
Dimensions12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Starting Weight3.1 pounds3.1 pounds
Price$1,799.99 $1,999.99
Release DateOctober 2020October 2020

When we reviewed the earlier this year, we felt like it landed in an awkward space for an ultraportable, not able to live up to the it emulates while failing to reach the same productivity prowess as cheaper competitors. The Tiger Lake version seeks to rectify that by upping the machine’s power significantly.

(Image credit: Razer)

That means the Blade Stealth 13 will be upgrading to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, while it will keep its GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics card. It’s also going to upgrade to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM (over the DDR4 of the 10th gen version) and will continue to come with a 512GB SSD.

Externally, it will look the same, which means it will also keep its dimensions and weight small. Audio’s also getting a boost, with 4 upward-firing speakers and THX spatial audio, which mimics surround sound. And with Tiger Lake comes two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The refreshed Blade Stealth 13 will be launching later this October with two configurations- one with a 120Hz screen and one with an FHD touchscreen. The two models will be otherwise identical, with the former costing $1,799 and the latter coming in a touch more expensive at $1,999.