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Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-8550U

Specifications

Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-8550U
Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-8550U (Blade Stealth Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620 - 1024 MB, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 350 MHz, 23.20.16.4849
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel 276 PPI, Touch display, Sharp SHP1493 (LQ133Z1JW26), glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point-LP
Storage
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.8 x 321 x 206 ( = 0.54 x 12.64 x 8.11 in)
Battery
53.6 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.35 kg ( = 47.62 oz / 2.98 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 61%, display: 86% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Razer Blade Stealth QHD i7-8550U

86% Razer Blade Stealth (QHD i7-8550U) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Dancing at two weddings with one laptop. With the Blade Stealth, Razer aims to attract gamers during the night and office workers during the day. In order to gain a performance increase compared to the predecessor, the Ultrabook is equipped with an i7-8550U of the 8th Intel generation. We took a look at the Kaby Lake refresh.
Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s a great machine, though. Peerless, when it comes to the actual design itself. It’s a real pleasure to use the Blade Stealth, be it on a plane or just at home lounging on the couch. Durable enough to feel rugged and portable, but lightweight enough to make it worth carrying, I really love it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2018
Review: Razer Blade Stealth (8th Gen, Gunmetal)
Source: Hexus English
This is the best Blade Stealth to date and it remains a solid laptop that speaks to enthusiasts seeking Ultrabook credentials with an added hint of gamer attitude.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2018
Razer Blade Stealth (Early 2018) Review: Almost There
Source: PC Perspective English
For those of you who can get past the input device issues, the Razer Blade Stealth is a great option. For the rest of us, I hope that Razer takes some of their peripheral pedigree into the next generation of Blade Stealth notebooks and fixes the issues to create a truly desirable product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2018
90% Razer Blade Stealth & Razer Core V2 Review
Source: Techspot English
My thoughts on the Blade Stealth have not changed since last time I reviewed this laptop: I like it a lot. The build quality is excellent and complemented well by the RGB keyboard and trackpad. The high resolution display and is good, bezel size is good. It’s also great to see the improved performance the Core i7-8550U provides, and unlike some other laptops I’ve reviewed, Razer’s cooling solution can keep the 15W CPU performing as expected.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade Stealth (13.3" QHD+, Early 2018)
Source: PC Mag English
The refreshed Razer Blade Stealth is mostly the same as the previous model of this ultraportable laptop that we love, but now delivers a fresher, faster processor for $100 more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Razer Blade Stealth Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Razer Blade Stealth packs a powerful 8th-gen processor and a QHD display into a very sleek frame, but the battery life is still short.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Razer Blade Stealth Weniger Gaming, mehr Arbeit?
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2018
77% Razer Blade Stealth - test duetu dla graczy
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. 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.  
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET 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.
1.35 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).


82.6%: 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: 2017-12-27)