Over the years, Razer made several changes and slowly expanded its reach beyond the play area. Starting with the Razer Blade Stealth, a sleek, ultra-portable device that culminates in the Razer Book 13. The Razer Book 13 is designed for productivity users and is equipped with the 11th generation Core i7 processor, one of the powerful new Tiger Lake CPUs from Intel.
The Razer Book 13 is a slim and compact machine that achieves the ultimate in ultra-portability in terms of design, performance and features. This ultrabook combines two familiar looks to create something new. There’s no doubt that it shares its general style with the Razer’s Blade gaming laptop, particularly in the square edges and logos.
If it’s closed, you may be mistaking the book for a silver version of the Blade Stealth (or as Razer calls it “Mercury”). It is a rectangular aluminum plate with the company’s three-headed snake logo in shades. On the one hand, it definitely mitigates the impact of the logo. However, this is a notebook for students or business people.
The keyboard is generally of good quality, the signature function of the keyboard, however, is the RGB lighting per key, which is hard to find at this size. Instead of a simple white backlight, the Razer Book 13 lets you change the lighting of each key while activating different colors and effects for each key.
The top model Razer Book 13 has a full 4K display with an aspect ratio of 16:10. So instead of a 16: 9 display’s resolution of 3840 × 2160, we get 3840 × 2400. It is difficult (or very expensive) to find the right monitor at that resolution, and the fact that we now get it on a laptop is a bit mind-boggling.
The Razer Book 13 has a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD. That can watch Netflix with 35 additional Google Chrome tabs, some of which run Twitch, YouTube, and Tweetdeck with no delay. Performing synthetic tests, the Razer Book 13 scored 5,460 in Geekbench 5.0 overall performance test. That’s better than the average 4,104 premium laptops ZenBook 13 (5,084) and XPS 13 (5,254).
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||256GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Display||13.4-inch, 1920 x 1200, touchscreen|
|Networking||802.11ax Intel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, microSD card slot|
|Power Adapter||65 W|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Dimensions(WxDxH)||11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches / 295.6 mm x 198.5 mm x 15.15 mm)|
|Weight||3.1 pounds / 1.4 kg|
|Price (as configured)||$1,599.99|