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Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-7500U

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Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-7500U
Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-7500U (Blade Stealth Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866MHz (Fixed)
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 235 PPI, IPS/​IGZO, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 321 x 206 ( = 0.52 x 12.64 x 8.11 in)
Battery
53.6 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD 2.0MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.82% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-7500U

80% Razer Blade Stealth (13.3-inch) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Razer's sleek ultraportable gains a slightly larger screen and a conservative new color scheme, but adding two or three missing features would have turned our test unit from impressive to irresistible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Razer Blade Stealth (Late 2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The gorgeous, well-built, all-metal Razer Blade Stealth, now with a slightly larger and still-brilliant screen, is one of the best premium ultraportable laptops, especially for less than $1,500.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade Stealth Gunmetal review: Razer’s computer for everyone
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Casual customers who just want a laptop that functions and looks great will be satisfied with the Gunmetal Blade Stealth. And if by chance they get into gaming later on, the Razer Core is out there to complete the experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Razer Blade Stealth (Mid 2017) Review
Source: Techspot English
With the base model sitting at $1,399, it's pretty expensive even considering the decent array of hardware. This is another one of those cases where if you want the best on the market, you’ll have to pay a premium. Whether or not you can stomach the price is up to you, but as far as I’m concerned, the Blade Stealth is the best ultraportable currently available.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 95%
70% Razer Blade Stealth (13-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Razer Blade Stealth is simultaneously stunning and a bit infuriating. For $1,599, you get one of the slimmest, prettiest ultraportable notebooks in the land. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the svelte stunner can multitask with the best of them, and its integrated graphics let you play a number of popular titles at surprisingly high frame rates. And if you need more oomph, invest in the Razer Core and watch the spark fly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core – Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
If you’d already considered spending £2,000 on a gaming notebook, though, Razer’s two products can be a tempting alternative – the Blade Stealth is a capable laptop that’s far more lightweight, while the Core can provide gaming oomph. These are niche products, perhaps, but they offer huge quality and are another option if traditional gaming notebooks don’t cut the mustard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade Stealth (Kaby Lake) with Core / GTX 1070 graphics
Source: Kitguru English
After all, the screen on our US model already had the touch function included so this would seem like a relatively simple feat of engineering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade Stealth 4K (2017) Review: Secretly, a Gaming Laptop
Source: Paste English
Don’t let the black box that house this laptop fool you—the Razer Blade Stealth is an attractive machine that really shines. The Chroma keyboard brings a lot of personalization to Razer’s ultraportable, and Intel’s latest processor is fast enough to help you get your work done. The Stealth’s slim design, lack of dedicated graphics and solid machined aluminum construction means that this laptop is ready to take on the best Ultrabooks on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2017
Razer Blade Stealth (2017): A rather stealthy upgrade
Source: Toptenreviews English
With its original Blade Stealth, Razer delivered an impressive ultrabook with a whole lot of style and an affordable price tag to go with it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2017
80% Review: Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook
Source: PC Authority English
We’re still very big fans of the latest incarnation of the Stealth, with the improved battery life and performance being its stand-out features. However, it’s now facing incredibly tough competition from the Acer Spin 7, which is thinner and convertible, though about 10% slower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Razer Blade Stealth Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,249 Razer Blade Stealth hovers on the brink of greatness. It's a simply gorgeous piece of machinery, accented by a lovely quad-HD display and a tantalizing Chroma keyboard. Then there's the Kaby Lake processor and integrated graphics, which deliver a one-two punch of overall performance and graphics prowess with a relatively speedy PCIe SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

64% Test : Razer Blade Stealth QHD+, son grand écran ne joue pas tout à fait en sa faveur
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
90% Razer Blade Stealth (конец 2017 г.)
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: The Razer Blade Stealth is a thin Ultrabook built for gaming. At only 0.52 inch (1.32 cm) thin and 2.84 lbs (1.29 kg), the Razer Blade Stealth is extremely portable, making it the ultimate Ultrabook. It raises the standard for ultra-mobility and powerful Ultrabook performance. Besides black, the Stealth laptop is also available in a new gunmetal finish. Razer, at its core, is a gaming device manufacturer but the approach with the laptop is a departure from the norm: the company wants to meet the needs of an ‘urban professional’. Thus, the device does not have an aggressive build unlike the gaming-specific HP Omen or the Lenovo Y 520. The incredibly thin CNC aluminum chassis encases the latest 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and the most visually stunning 12.5” QHD high-resolution touch display available at a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. A user could have a GTX 1080 ti inside the supported EGPU. Along with dual-core processors, the standard 16 GB RAM is more than enough to run with a high-power graphics card. The storage range from 256 GB, 512 GB to 1 TB. The Blade's QHD display has a matte finish that's sharp and bright. Just because it's matte doesn't mean it's lackluster. The Blade's QHD screen displays clear details, vibrant colors and satisfying brightness. It's visible in direct sunlight and doesn't reflect a lot of ambient light in bright environments. It features wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees, high color saturation and displays content with striking clarity and accuracy.

The 14-inch Razer Blade's keyboard is part of the company's Chroma line and is similar to other Razer laptop keyboards and standalone desktop keyboards. The Blade colorfully provides more backlighting flexibility and features than any other comparable laptop. The included Chroma app allows specific sections of the keyboard to be programmed to show different colors such as highlighting WASD keys in a different color than the rest of the keyboard. Built-in stereo speakers produce decent sound without much distortion at max volume. The top-mounted speakers aren't as loud but they are clear and crisp, with warm soundscapes during gameplay. The battery inside is 12,800 mAh, good for about a 40% charge on most laptops or juicing up a phone a couple times. It’s not an off-the-grid power replacement but should allow a user to last out the longest of plane flights. The Blade doesn't have a huge storage hard drive in its default configuration, but thanks to high-speed ports, using external storage isn't a big hassle. Quick transferring is available via the Thunderbolt 3 port and three USB 3.0 ports. There's no Ethernet port on this bad boy, which can be an issue if the user wants to download 25 GB or larger games from Steam or other online game stores.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".

There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).


80.82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-03-13)