Razer Blade Stealth (early 2016)
Razer's first gaming ultrabook suffers from the sin of ambition: It's a beautiful machine with a gorgeous display, powerful processor and incredible potential -- but middling battery life and the absence of its companion GPU dock leave it feeling incomplete. At least for now.
- Thin, light and well designed
- Razer finally did away with its mushy mouse buttons
- Fast performance
- Stunning 4K display
- Disappointing battery life for an ultraportable
- Can't play high-end PC games without Razer Core accessory
- External GPU docking station not available at launch
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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsWired70Review: Razer Blade Stealth UltrabookThe Stealth is, as its name implies, svelte enough, though a little heavier than its competitors. Where things falter a bit is pricing.PC Mag80Razer Blade Stealth (QHD)Razer's Blade Stealth (QHD) isn't capable of high-end gaming without the company's forthcoming external graphics amplifier, but its top-notch design and performance still make it our top pick for midrange ultraportables.Laptop Magazine70Razer Blade Stealth ReviewThe Razer Blade Stealth is one of the sleekest and most powerful ultraportables you can buy, but it is hampered by short battery life.CNET80Razer Blade Stealth review: Razer's slick new laptThe Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.NotebookReview70Razer Blade Stealth (2016) ReviewIts scant battery life sells it short of the mark. We suspect the base model with the QHD+ display will last a bit longer, but if you want the 4K, you’ll have to deal with its short but sweet life.SlashGear80Razer Blade Stealth Review: a true MacBook alternaThe Razer Blade Stealth reminds us that Razer isn't just an up-and-coming notebook manufacturer anymore - they're squarely in position to take the throne. ... It'll be just a short while (we're hoping) before Razer releases the Razer Core to give this notebook a giant-sized kick in the pants.Computer Shopper80Razer Blade Stealth Review and RatingsRazer's 12.5-inch ultrabook is a neon-keyboard, sensibly priced sensation—and promises to let travelers return home to a speedy desktop gaming dock.IGN80RAZER BLADE STEALTH REVIEWThe Razer Blade Stealth is a good value but incomplete without the Razer Core graphics amplifier.Notebookcheck80Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook ReviewRazer's latest subnotebook offers a couple of unique hardware features not found anywhere else for its size. It's a respectable alternative to what's currently available with a sleeker and more aggressive design to boot.Digital Trends70RAZER BLADE STEALTH REVIEWThis Ultrabook is a strong showing from Razer, and it proves the company’s expertise is applicable to more than ultra-premium, uber-expensive gaming notebooks. With a few tweaks, the Stealth could sneak up on its more mainstream competitors. But it hasn’t got the drop on them yet.