The Razer Book 13 is Razor’s new productivity-first laptop. Coming later in November and starting at $ 1,200, the new laptop takes over Dell’s XPS 13 and promises high performance, productivity and the traditional design of the Razor.
Not to be confused with Razor Blade Stealth 13, Razor Book 13 is a new product line for the company. This takes into account Razer’s familiar, quality design, but enhances the internals with Intel’s latest 11th-generation Tiger Lake processor, keeping productivity in mind.
Razor Book 13 features a signature lightweight aluminum design and tough “mercury white” finish. It weighs 2.95 pounds and is a little over half an inch thick. It also features Razor’s Chroma RGB Synapse 3 lighting, with per-key lights, which allow users to customize the backlight on certain keys for a shortcut or general look of the keyboard.
Under the hood, the Razer Book 13 is powered by Intel’s latest Tiger Lake processor. There are two options, the Core i5-1135G7 on the entry-level model, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD or Core i7-1165G7, with 16GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB SSD. Both high end and midrange models. Storage is upgradeable on all configurations, but RAM is soldered into the motherboard.
According to Razor, this option in the processor means that the new Razor Book 13 is Intel Evo certified, a first for the company’s laptop. Like we have seen in Acer’s new Swift laptop, the Razer Book 13 is capable of receiving up to 14 hours of battery life and features quick wake, modern standby, and fast recharging commonly seen in Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-Laptops .
Razor Book 13 also features Intel’s Iris X graphics and vapor chamber cooling technology, which should enable it to be entry-level gaming. Tiger Lake CPU performance does not match that of Comet Lake, but it also improves productivity tasks on Ice Lake.
For display options, you have the option of FHD + non-touch resolution (1,920 x 1,200), FHD + touch (1,920 x 1,200), or UHD + touch (3,840 x 2400). FHD + Touch and UHD + Touch are only available on high-end and midrange models.
However, all models feature a slim-bezel 16:10 aspect ratio display, which cuts the bottom chin on the laptop to allow more content to fit on the screen. It is a signature featured on Dell’s latest XPS laptop. It is also worth noting that the entry-level models sport a matte display, while the high-end and midrange models are antireflective with the Gorilla Glass 6. However the panels lock at a 60Hz refresh rate.
All models of Razor Book 13 will feature connectivity which is more convenient for the user. The mix includes a microSD card reader, HDMI 2.0 port, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a USB 3.2 Type-A port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Charging is done via USB-C, and the HD webcam is Windows Hello certified. The laptop also features upward firing speakers with THX spatial audio, as seen on last year’s Razer Blade Stealth 13.