Razer on Wednesday has unveiled its new Blade Stealth laptops that are based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors codenamed Ice Lake paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX discrete graphics. The new machines are slightly less compact than their predecessors, yet they offer considerably higher performance in games. In addition, the company introduced its Mercury White laptop that does not have a dGPU, but offers a longer battery life.

UPDATE 9/6: Intel notified us that Razer's new Blade Stealth has not been certified by Intel for Project Athena compliancy.

Razer’s Blade Stealth laptops have come a long way. Originally introduced as ultra-thin notebooks with integrated graphics, they needed an external Thunderbolt 3 GPU to offer decent performance in games. By contrast, the latest Blade Stealth machines integrate a sophisticated discrete GPU to provide good performance out-of-the-box. The new 2019 Blade Stealth laptop is powered by Intel’s quad-core  Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 CPU that is accompanied by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics processor with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The systems also feature 16 GB of LPDDR4-3733 memory as well as a 256 GB or 512 GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

Usage of Intel's codenamed Ice Lake processor and other advanced components enable the new Razer Blade Stealth to comply with Intel's requirements for Project Athena laptops. However, at press time the new laptop is yet to receive approval from Intel.

All of Razer’s latest Blade Stealth notebooks come with a 13.3-inch displays featuring a 1920×1080 or 3840×2160 resolution depending on the SKU. Meanwhile, the 4K Ultra-HD panel covers 100% of the sRGB and AdobeRGB color gamut and come factory-calibrated, so the UHD models are positioned for professionals needing a decent monitor rather than for mobile gamers.

Meanwhile, in a bid to integrate NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 GPU into a 13.3-inch chassis, Razer had to increase its thickness by 0.5 mm as well as to install a new advanced cooling system that adds 100 grams to its weight (vs. previous generation). Traditionally, Blade Stealth machines use a CNC-milled aluminum chassis with a black anodized finish.

In addition, the new Blade Stealth is available without a dGPU, and comes in a Mercury White chassis.

When it comes to wireless connectivity, the 2019 Razer Blade Stealth comes with Intel’s Wireless-AX201 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 solution that supports Gbps speeds over 160 MHz channels. The wired I/O department includes a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port. As for other features, the laptop has an RGB-backlit Razer Chroma keyboard, a sizeable trackpad, a 720p webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello, four stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a 3.5-mm audio connector.

Razer Blade Stealth Laptops: Fall 2018 vs Fall 2019 Models
  13.3"/FHD
Base


2018
13.3"/FHD
Graphics


2018
13.3"/UHD
Graphics 4K

2018
13.3"
Mercury White

2019
13.3"/FHD
w. GTX


2019
13.3"/UHD
w. GTX


2019
Display Diagonal 13.3"
Resolution 1920×1080 3840×2160 1920×1080 3840×2160
Brightness 400+ cd/m² ? ? ?
Color Gamut 100% sRGB
100% AdobeRGB
? ? 100% sRGB
100% AdobeRGB
Bezels ? 4.9 mm
CPU Core i7-8565U
4C/8T
1.8 - 4.6 GHz
8 MB LLC
15 W
Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T
1.3 - 3.9 GHz
8 MB LLC
15 W
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (25 W) with 4 GB Intel Iris Plus NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1650
4 GB GDDR5
RAM Capacity 8 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Type LPDDR3-2133 LPDDR4-3733
Storage 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD 256 GB
M.2 PCIe
SSD
512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Wi-Fi Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (IEEE 802.11ac) Intel Wireless-AX 201
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
USB 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt 1 × Thunderbolt 3 port (USB Type-C)
Other I/O 720p webcam with IR for Windows Hello, TRRS connector for audio, four speakers with Dolby Atmos, microphone
Dimensions Height 14.8 mm | 0.58 inches 15.3 mm | 0.6 inches
Width 304.6 mm | 11.99 inches
Depth 210 mm | 8.27 inches
Weight 1.28 kg
2.82 lbs
1.31 kg
2.89 lbs
1.38 kg
3.04 lbs
1.36 kg
2.99 lbs
1.42 kg
3.13 lbs
1.48 kg
3.26 lbs
Battery Life Capacity 53.1 Wh 53.1 Wh
  Life 13 hours ? ? ? ? ?
Launch Price $1,399 $1,599 $1,899 $1,499 ? ?

Razer’s 2019 Blade Stealth laptops will be available at the end of September 2019 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States and Canada starting at $1,499.99/ €1,679.99. Later on, the new notebooks will come to the UK, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan

Dimensions and Weight of Razer's Blade Stealth Laptops:
Fall 2018 vs Fall 2019 Models
  13.3"/FHD
Base


2018
13.3"/FHD
Graphics


2018
13.3"/UHD
Graphics 4K

2018
13.3"
Mercury White

2019
13.3"/FHD
w. GTX


2019
13.3"/UHD
w. GTX


2019
Dimensions Height 14.8 mm | 0.58 inches 15.3 mm | 0.6 inches
Width 304.6 mm | 11.99 inches
Depth 210 mm | 8.27 inches
Weight 1.28 kg
2.82 lbs
1.31 kg
2.89 lbs
1.38 kg
3.04 lbs
1.36 kg
2.99 lbs
1.42 kg
3.13 lbs
1.48 kg
3.26 lbs

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  • Alistair - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    The irony: uses the first Intel CPU with supposedly decent integrated graphics, "the latest Blade Stealth machines integrate a sophisticated discrete GPU to provide good performance".

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  • Alistair - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    never mind, the prices are ridiculous, $1499 without the integrated... Reply
  • ajp_anton - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    Yeah, it's a weird match. Comet Lake has better CPU performance and should be a better companion to the dGPU than Ice Lake, which prioritizes iGPU over CPU. Reply
  • boozed - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    What fraudcoin does this one mine? Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    is this "chroma" keyboard single zone like the previous generation? Not a fan of RGB everything but I do sort of like it on keyboards Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    yes, it is single zone, according to https://wccftech.com/razer-introduces-new-razer-bl... . Could live without but that is a tad disappointing Reply
  • mathew7 - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    Still no >100Hz panels????
    I chose my T480 w/MX150 over the 2018 model just because of brand serviceability/reliability (Thinpad, not the cheap lineups). But with the 1650 in 13", they got my full attention. 100Hz panel and it's a no-brainer.
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  • shabby - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    Still only one tb3 port? I thought with ice lake you'd get tb3 ports out the wazoo? Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - link

    100% ARGB in what's basically an ultrabook, I haven't seen something like that in many years. Reply
  • skavi - Thursday, September 05, 2019 - link

    This is closer in spirit to the original Razer Blade than the current Razer Blade (15") Reply

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