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Razer Blade Stealth Ice Lake just dropped like a rock in price despite being only three months old

Razer Blade Stealth Ice Lake just dropped like a rock in price despite being only three months old
Razer Blade Stealth Ice Lake just dropped like a rock in price despite being only three months old
What was once $1500 in October 2019 is now just $1000 as of January 2020. Razer's silent price drop could be hinting at a replacement model coming soon. While the Blade Stealth Ice Lake comes equipped with Intel's newest 10 nm Core i7-1065G7 CPU and Iris Plus GPU, it is still slower than the older Blade Stealth Whiskey Lake-U with the 14 nm Core i7-8565U and GeForce MX150.

The Blade Stealth Ice Lake is Razer's latest 13.3-inch laptop equipped with the newest 10 nm Core i7-1065G7 CPU from Intel. It launched last October to be one of the first Ice Lake laptops available and it was one of the costlier Blade Stealth SKUs as well because of its $1500 price tag. Thus, we were definitely taken aback by the recent $999 price drop to be the least expensive Blade Stealth SKU at Razerzone.com even though it is technically the latest model.

In our review of the Blade Stealth Ice Lake, we criticized its launch price not because it was high, but because it was more expensive than the Blade Stealth MX150 SKU despite having inferior gaming performance. In other words, users would get better performance for less out of the Blade Stealth MX150 which made the pricier Blade Stealth Ice Lake unattractive. The price structure was a head scratcher to say the least.

But for $999, however, the Blade Stealth Ice Lake now feels like a legitimate option especially since it's cheaper than the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and HP Spectre x360 13 all equipped with the same Core i7-1065G7 CPU. Though we're not sure how long the sale will last, this is definitely one of the better ones from Razer. The sale may also be hinting towards a newer Blade Stealth Comet Lake-U model that was teased at CES 2020.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-01-29 (Update: 2020-01-29)
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.