Hey, the newest addition of Raiser’s smallest laptop. This is the Blade 13 Stealth, which is the partner to the 15 intraplate and 17 inch model. So the idea between the 13 edge blade used to be that this was their ultra portable non gaming notebook business has started to slowly do away with that idea. Over the years, they added a GP option to do some gaming on the side if you wanted to go for that configuration. But now it’s just come standard.
There’s a 16 50 t’ai in this, which is not a slouch in terms of gaming performance, especially at full each day.
It’s perfectly capable. No, it’s not a powerhouse.
It’s not as good as many 15 inch or bigger laptops, but it can definitely do the job. And that puts us in sort of a unique place because there really aren’t others, say many, but really any 13 inch gaming laptops in the market outside of this.
Yes, some 14 inch options, but something small that’s otherwise just competing with ultra portals that can actually do HD gaming at 60 frames or close, depending what you’re playing is pretty impressive.
We’ve reviewed a lot of different redesigns of it over the years.
Sometimes those include big physical overhauls, sometimes those just include component updates. This year’s model is somewhere in between.
There are some physical changes to this, but the main additions are new features and some component updates. Now, starting with the changes, you can see we’re going to look at the keyboard, which has a slightly different design layout.
It doesn’t look like anything crazy and it’s not, in fact, the changes to make it a little more standardized.
The Arrow Keys had formerly been full size, which on a laptop the size means you have to compromise somewhere. So it Rasor done in the past was make this shift.
He had a half width. And for me and a lot of people, he used normal sized keyboards.
When you go to hit the shift key, it would actually be the arrow key instead. And you miss. So Rasor has finally just upgraded the chip key to full size and made the Arrow keys smaller because most people don’t use those very often.
And you can get away with the half like arrow key.
But the the irregular shift key was kind of irritating for some user. So they’ve addressed that its full size. It’s otherwise a pretty standard keyboard layout.
You full, backlighting, customizable OLED, which is always nice, and they even backlit the function row appearance didn’t used to be the case in some of the older models. So we appreciate that as well.
Now, the next change that’s technically physical is actually a little bit harder to notice.
The display is 120 hertz, which since this has the gaming g.p you can actually make use of. Not all games are going to hit that with the GTA that’s in this laptop.
But if you’re playing some multiplayer titles, especially if you lower the settings a little bit, you can hit 80, 100, maybe a little bit higher than that frames per second, which makes use of one hundred twenty third screen. The second you over 60 frames, you’re benefiting from the higher refresh screen.
So if you are not sitting at that ceiling all the time, it’s really cool inclusion and it’s the only one at this size that 13 inches to include a high refresh display this fast.
Other than that, this laptop is physically the same, weighs three point one pounds, got a high quality metal, build the ports or even the same.
You view SBA and you SPC on either side. This side has an audio. Jack, one of these USGBC sports supports Thunderbolt three, but otherwise it’s the same high quality build. We’ve come to know the thin bezels. It’s really nice looking laptop and it feels great with a laptop this thin and light, you obviously want to be able to use it off the charger.
This went for about 10 hours on our battery rundown tests, which is pretty good.
It’s not topping the charts, but that’s a nice long battery life. You can throw in a bag, pick it back out later. You know, it’ll still be running not quite all day, but a pretty good result. I think the GP, you add the high refresh screen,
definitely have an impact on that battery life.
You have to give it a little bit of leeway if you’re going to want those features. I mentioned the gaming GPO and it’s a pretty solid performance before.
Well, you also get his attention, correct? Seven processor, sixteen gigabytes of RAM and a 512 gigabyte SSD for some games that are really big and small sizes. Looking at your call of duty, that’s a little limiting.
I mean, if I told gigabyte SSD doesn’t go super far for games anymore, but it’s OK for a laptop of this size.
That’s a pretty acceptable amount of configuration is seventeen ninety nine, which is a little pricey. But you gotta remember you’re getting a high quality metal compact laptop and also the gaming GPO.
So compared to some of the other competitors, that’s a pretty fair price.
There’s only one configuration above this which just swaps out of Fourcade display for our Tennet DP screen. That’s a four K touchscreen.
So if you’re the creative or someone who really, really likes watching media and Falke, that might be a worthwhile option to you.
I probably wouldn’t recommend it at this screen. Size 13 inches is pretty small.
That will only negatively impact your gaming. It definitely won’t be able to game with that resolution. So the value maybe isn’t there. But if you’re an enthusiast and you really like work, you have the option. Overall, we really like this laptop. There aren’t a lot like it. We were impressed last year when it kind of debuted in this current form and it hasn’t changed too much from that.
There still aren’t really any competitors like it.
Asou says the 14 inch R.G. Zephyr’s J14, which is a really good value, especially the less expensive the business is giving laptop. It’s a little bigger.
But, you know, pros and cons of each thing. Otherwise, it’s kind of competes with the ducks. Yes, their team, the MacBook Pro, 13 inch things that you would use as a daily ultra portable, but it has the advantage of being a gaming machine.
Some people want that. Some people don’t definitely want to pay extra for it.
If you don’t do any gaming. But it’s really cool that this exists in a 30 year form factor and it’s really well done. Not a lot of major drawbacks. Good battery life. I guess it could be longer. Not a ton of port options, but it kind of gives you every type of port. So you’re pretty covered across the board.
As a result, we give it a four star rating and you can check out my.