Today we’re gonna check out one of the models from the Razer Blade Stealth series, Razer RZ09-02393W32-R3W1. The focal change that this model has gone through from the previous version is the trimmed down bezel and a relatively less detailed display (QHD+ in place of UHD). So let’s get into the review then.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.8 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD graphics 620
- Memory – 16 GB DDR4
- Screen – 13.3-inch Quad HD+ IPS (3,200 x 1,800) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 512 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It is one of the slightly higher-end models of the Stealth. It features an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 gigs of dual channel RAM and a spacious 512 GB SSD. Although it doesn’t come with a dedicated GPU (other than the integrated Intel HD graphics 620) you can always connect it to the Razer Core- an external GPU doc connected to the notebook via the Thunderbolt 3 port.
- Display – Razor has finally made the bezels a bit slimmer from their previous 12-inch model. The 13.3-inch QHD+ panel supporting touchscreen is one of the biggest positives of this laptop. The colour coverage and contrast ration are excellent at 98% (sRGB) and 1600:1 respectively. The brightness is pretty high as well at 370 nits.
- Backlighting – The keyboard is backlit individually by the Chroma RGB lighting. It won’t be a lie if I said that I love it (I mean they are pretty cool). You can choose from some of the preinstalled effects or even create one according to your own taste.
- Price – Razer Blades are pretty costly- no matter it’s a gaming rig or a business notebook. And this one is no different with a price of £1700. That’s much more than many of the competing notebooks.
- Keyboard – But the keys are not as good to type on as they look with the lucrative RGB lighting. The keys feel pretty shallow due to the extra low key travel of 0.87 mm. And as a result, it would need some time to get accustomed to.
- Battery – The laptop was able to stay awake for nearly 6 hours while doing some basic stuff like internet surfing with backlighting on. The backup may somehow go up as much as 7 hours by turning the backlighting off and doing some other optimisations but it never really reaches the category average of 8 hours.
Razer RZ09-02393W32-R3W1 is one of the most premium members of the 13-inch small notebook section. It would be a great choice for you whether you’re a student or an office guy provided that you can afford it. Recommended.