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Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 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. Opinions about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size, and reviews about the energy efficiency and battery are mixed.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 (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

Expert review by : Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

Razer's Blade Stealth Ultrabook confidently treads unexplored territory, but its gaming roots may hold it back.

Feb, 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

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

After turning heads and garnering accolades at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the Razer Blade Stealth is here. And having spent some quality hands-on time with the final product, it's not hard to see why this slim Windows 10 laptop with a...

The Razer Blade Stealth is slimmer and lighter than similar laptops from Dell and Apple. Even the base model includes a Core i7 processor and fun Chroma backlit keyboard, and future expansion via an external graphics box for gaming is promising.

Battery life takes a nosedive with the 4K screen. The promised add-on gaming module still has no price or release details.

The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (256GB, UHD)

 

This is not exactly a slim-at-all-costs high-fashion ultrabook. Nor is it a gaming laptop, despite Razer's years of experience in the PC gaming biz. It's an amalgam of many different ideas about what a high-end ultrabook-style laptop should be,...

The Razer Blade Stealth is slimmer and lighter than similar laptops from Dell and Apple. Even the base model includes a Core i7 processor and fun Chroma backlit keyboard, and future expansion via an external graphics box for gaming is promising.

Battery life takes a nosedive with the 4K screen. The promised add-on gaming module still has no price or release details.

The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (4K UHD)

 

Though its potential as a competitive gaming laptop relies on an external graphics amplifier, the Razer Blade Stealth is a premium ultraportable on its own, with an attractive 4K display, a unique customizable keyboard, and strong performance.

Thin and compact. Vibrant 4K touch display. First individually backlit RGB keys on a notebook. Solid performance.

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

Conclusion Razer is known as a gaming company, so the Blade Stealth (4K UHD)'s inability to serve as a dedicated gaming laptop on its own might seem counterintuitive, but its full potential should be unlocked with the Razer Core. While we can't render...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth

 

The road to perfection is cobbled with little tweaks as well as big improvements. Razer continues to walk that road with the latest model of the Blade Stealth. Priced at $1,699 (starting at $1,249), the ultraportable retains its slim dimensions and...

Nov, 2017

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

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 Content

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

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
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