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Razer Blade Stealth (early 2016)

Razer Blade Stealth (early 2016)

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Thin, light and well designed
  • Razer finally did away with its mushy mouse buttons
  • Fast performance
  • Stunning 4K display
Cons
  • 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
82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
The 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.
 
70
Digital Trends
This 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.
 
70
Wired
The Stealth is, as its name implies, svelte enough, though a little heavier than its competitors. Where things falter a bit is pricing.
 
80
PC Mag
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.
 
70
NotebookReview
Its 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.
 
80
IGN
The Razer Blade Stealth is a good value but incomplete without the Razer Core graphics amplifier.
 
80
SlashGear
The 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.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The Razer Blade Stealth is one of the sleekest and most powerful ultraportables you can buy, but it is hampered by short battery life.
 
80
Notebookcheck
Razer'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.
 
80
Computer Shopper
Razer'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.