Razer Blade Stealth 2017 – Our First Look
Razer has revised its Blade Stealth laptop. The updated Razer Blade Stealth is a superhero with a secret identity. Here is our first look.
Updated Razer Blade Stealth 2017
The Razer Blade Stealth is no longer a contender for the best portable gaming laptop, so Razer is taking steps to secure its place in the market. This resulted in a larger screen without changing the chassis – an attractive price and a new body color (dark grey).
It’s now thinner and should be the best choice for anyone looking for a comfortable solution for gaming anywhere, while not costing more than the matte black Blade Stealth. I spent a few minutes with the system at E3 2017, here are my impressions.
More attractive design
Wrapped in bronze, the updated Razer Blade Stealth has received even more attractive forms. It’s thin, light, and feels great in the hand, though Razer has never had a problem with it before. The screen bezels, which previously stretched to almost an inch on the previous model, are thinner, like what we’ve seen on more expensive laptops. This makes the system much more elegant, which distinguishes it from others. The new, dark gray variant looks absolutely great, has the premium touches of the more expensive systems.
Razer has expanded the touchpad with the new generation Blade Stealth. It feels more precise, and stretches all the way down to the bottom of the case. When pressed, the surface gives a good, precise “response”, it feels smooth to the touch, any multi-touch gestures pass easily.
The keyboard also performs well, with its spacious layout defying the laptop’s small size. The model I tested had Chroma backlighting, but Razer says the basic https://jiji.ng/doors/iron versions will only have white backlighting.
Of course, creating an attractive gaming machine with a solid set of input methods is not all that a portable laptop needs. Razer learned a lesson from last year’s Blade Stealth, which had a mediocre battery. In response, the company has changed its mind in favor of 2560 x 1440 or 3200 x 1800 pixel screen resolutions, removing the 4K option from the 13.3-inch model. As far as I know, this is a good idea, as 4K resolution doesn’t offer many perceptible benefits on a 13-inch screen, but it weighs heavily on battery life.