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Ice Lake-powered Razer Blade Stealth now shipping for a hefty $1800 USD

Ice Lake-powered Razer Blade Stealth 2019 now shipping for a hefty $1800 USD (Source: Razer)
Ice Lake-powered Razer Blade Stealth 2019 now shipping for a hefty $1800 USD (Source: Razer)
Announced earlier last month at IFA 2019, Razer will now be taking orders for its latest Blade Stealth refresh and it's going to cost you quite a bit. The Base Ice Lake SKU starts at $1500 USD while the GTX 1650 Max-Q version will be $1800 to $2000 if configured with a 4K UHD touchscreen.

Razer seems hell-bent on packing as much power as possible into its Blade lineup of ultra-thin laptops. The late 2019 Blade Stealth refresh introduces both Core i7 Ice Lake processors and a GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU for the first time ever in a 13-inch chassis size. The next smallest laptop with both an ULV Core U CPU and a GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU would be the 14-inch MSI Prestige 14.

Razer products typically launch at high starting prices and the newest Blade Stealth is no exception as illustrated by the table below. The $1800 asking price for the GTX 1650 Max-Q SKU is actually more expensive than the Blade 15 with faster GTX 1660 Ti graphics. In other words, you'll be paying a hefty premium for the super-thin form factor and portability of the Blade Stealth.

See our preview of the Blade Stealth Ice Lake to learn more about the changes and performance benefits that the refresh is expected to offer. Note that the discrete GTX GPU is the Max-Q version of the GTX 1650 and NOT the standard GTX 1650 even though the product page neglects to mention it. (Blade Stealth MX150 on sale now at Amazon)

Blade Stealth UHD Graphics 620Blade Stealth Iris PlusBlade Stealth MX150Blade Stealth GTX 1650 Max-Q
CPU/
GPU
15 W Core i7-8565U
Whiskey Lake-U/
Intel UHD Graphics 620
25 W Core i7-1065G7
Ice Lake-U/
Iris Plus
15 W Core i7-8565U
Whiskey Lake-U/
25 W GeForce MX150
15 W Core i7-1065G7
Ice Lake-U/
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Dimensions14.8mm x 304.6mm x 210mm15.3mm x 304.6mm x 210mm14.8mm x 304.6mm x 210mm15.3mm x 304.6mm x 210mm
Price$1100$1500$1300$1800

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Allen Ngo, 2019-10- 8 (Update: 2019-10- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.