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Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the size, while there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

The gaming Ultrabook you've been waiting for

Captivatingly colorful display ; Greatly improved battery life ; Faster overall performance

Cumbersome charger ; Keyboard needs more travel ; Lacks SD card reader

With an extended battery life and even faster performance, Razer has perfected its Ultrabook offering, the Blade Stealth.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook Review

 

Extra sharp. Razer has honed its ultra-thin design philosophy even further to provide the sleekest 12.5-inch Ultrabook yet for just under $1000 USD. It's a genuinely compact notebook from a gaming-centric company that even non-gamers will want to...

individually backlit keys with 16.8 million color options per key, QHD and 4K display options with complete sRGB coverage, good performance under heavy loads; no throttling, full CPU and GPU performance on battery power, USB Type-C gen. 2 with...

no matte option; mandatory touchscreen, average battery life; high power draw, light keyboard keys; shallow travel, slow White to Black response time, non-expandable RAM; no DDR4, system fans are always active, only one USB Type-C port, average SSD...

The Blade Stealth injects a big dose of Razer's signature style into the ultrathin subnotebook market. Everything about it exhumes character in ways that make "normal" Ultrabooks from manufacturers like Lenovo or Dell feel envious. On top of all this,...

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth

 

From its striking beauty to its potent performance, the latest Razer Blade Stealth has something for everyone. Starting at $899, the 12.5-inch Ultrabook packs an attractive, quad-HD display; a customizable keyboard; and speedy components into a sleek,...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Razer Blade Stealth

 

The Razer Blade Stealth is a high-end Ultrabook trying to upset the status quo currently lead by the likes of Lenovo, Asus, Apple and Dell. While Razer is a gaming brand, this isn't a gaming laptop; it instead matches the specifications of the...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Razer Blade Stealth Review: Razer Takes On The Ultrabook

 

Razer has traditionally been a company focused on gaming. In fact, their tagline is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” So when Razer announced at CES that they were building an Ultrabook – a product category whose size and power limitations are typically the...

Ultimately the Razer Blade Stealth is so close to being an awesome Ultrabook. If you don’t need battery life, you’ll want to check it out, but if you do value longer run times off of the battery, the Stealth is likely not the laptop for you.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review: This is a feisty ultrabook at an incredibly low price

 

The Razer Blade Stealth is not a gaming laptop.

Thunderbolt 3 USB-C charging capability ; Sleek aluminum chassis ; Out-specs all similarly priced competitors ; First laptop with per-key RGB lighting

Shorter battery life ; Stock USB-C charging cable is flimsy

Razer's first foray into non-gaming hardware manages to outshine most of the established competition, and it's (surprise!) affordable too.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (2016) Review

 

This 0.52-inch thin Ultrabook was anything but stealthy at CES 2016. Best known for its gaming peripherals, Razer's latest computer is a stand-out in more ways than one.

4K touch display with outstanding image quality ; Brilliant RGB keyboard backlighting ; Simple, elegant design ; Solid quality ; Good speakers

Substandard battery life ; Very limited keyboard feedback ; Cooling fan can get loud ; No media card reader or lock slot

The

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (QHD)

 

Razer's Blade Stealth (QHD) isn't capable of high-end gaming without the company's forthcoming external graphics amplifier, but its top-notch design and performance still make it our top pick for midrange ultraportables.

Premium, compact build. Sharp QHD touch display. First individually backlit RGB keys on a notebook. Fast performance.

Keys are shallow. Battery life is a bit short for an ultraportable laptop.

Conclusion The Razer Blade Stealth (QHD) features fast performance and a top-notch display packed into a premium, compact body. Though it isn't capable of serving as a dedicated gaming laptop without the Razer Core, it's an excellent ultraportable in...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Razer Blade Stealth Review: a true MacBook alternative at last

 

The Razer Blade Stealth is not made for gaming - not on it's own, anyway. When it was first shown at CES 2016, the company suggested that it was meant to be part of a two-device combo, the other being a GPU dock that gives the laptop a massive boost in...

The Razer Blade Stealth reminds us that Razer isn’t just an up-and-coming notebook manufacturer anymore – they’re squarely in position to take the throne. With wave after wave of Windows notebooks being made by all manner of manufacturer just not...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Razer's Blade Stealth gaming ultraportable is all work and no play

 

Razer's first gaming ultrabook suffers from the sin of ambition: It's a beautiful machine with a gorgeous display, powerful processor and incredible potential -- but middling battery life and the absence of its companion GPU dock leave it feeling...

Thin, light and well designed ; Razer finally did away with its mushy mouse buttons ; Fast performance ; Stunning 4K display

Disappointing battery life for an ultraportable ; Can't play high-end PC games without Razer Core accessory ; External GPU docking station not available at launch

The Stealth reminds me of Razer's first gaming laptop . It's well designed and competitively priced but maybe a little too ambitious for its own good. By shooting for the moon to create the "ultimate Ultrabook," Razer kitted out the Stealth with...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IGZO
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Trackpad

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
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InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88194
Processor code:SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.6
Height :1.31
Weight:1.25
Width:32.1