Razer Book 13 Review – Performance, Price and Specification

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Razer Book 13

Razer, best known for its amazing gaming PCs and accessories, has finally announced Its latest laptop for business and productivity, the Razer Book 13.  

Looking at the outside design, the ultra-compact design of the Razer Book 13 doesn’t look different from the Blade stealth 13. The major difference here, is the 16:10 screen on the Razer Book 13. 

The Razer 13 has an ultra-compact design and a 13.4-inch bezel display for easy mobility. It packs an 11th Gen intel core i5 or i7 and is perfect for multitasking. It also has an exceptional battery life of about 10 hours which makes working with the Razer Book 13 a great.

Price and Configurations 

The base model comes with a 1920 x 1200 non-touch display, a Core i5-1135G7 processor (it’s the first Razer laptop to offer an i5), 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. For $1,599.99, you can upgrade to a Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 1920 x 1200 touch display. And if you need a higher-resolution screen, you can get those specs with a 3840 x 2400 touch display for $1,999.99. 

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Razer Book 13 Design

Design

The Razer Book 13 is a perfect replica of the Blade stealth 13 on the outside, with a few differences at the screen area. This laptop sports an ultra-compact design, a 16:10 screen, a 13.4-inch display with 4-sided thin bezels and a Gorilla Glass 6 for better protection. The Razer Book 13 comes in FHD Touch and Non-Touch and UHD Touch screen. 

Just like the Blade stealth 13, the Razer Book 13 packs a Thunderbolt 4 ports technology with a faster connectivity. A HDMI 2.0 port, HD Webcam, MicroSD slot, USB Type A and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port. It also has two speakers + smart Amp close to the keyboard and a nice touchpad. 

Ports

The Razer Book 13 sports a Per-Key RGB keyboard, similar to that of the Blade stealth 13. The Per-Key RGB backlit keyboard by Razer Chroma is designed with individual lit keys so you can personalize them to display the colors you want. 

Per-Key RGB backlit keyboard

This device comes in Mercury with Tone-on-tone Razer logo simple but premium finish and weights 2.95lbs/1.34kg. 

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Razer Book 13 Display 

Display

The Razer Book 13 sports a classic 13.4-inch full HD Matte 60Hz display with amazing color blends. It has Up to 178° wide viewing angles. Experience brilliant visuals that support billions of colors in crisp, HD quality with the Intel® Iris Xe Graphics. Renderings, as well as presentations and videos shown on this device will not only catch your eye, but captivate it. 

Razer Book 13 Performance 

The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Quad-Core Processor present in the Razer book 13 makes the device perfect for multitasking among other things.  

This device provides a responsive assistant, the Evo Platform to help in your everyday work activities. The Evo Platform features instant resume, instant wake (less than 1 second to resume power) and modern standby (to stay connected, even when asleep). 

With the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 mobile processors, expect immersive graphics for deeper engagement, the processing power to revolutionize creative workflows at faster speeds, and intuitive AI to empower more authentic collaboration no matter where you conference in. Consider your tasks mastered. 

Expect the Razer Book 13 to power pixel-perfect productivity. With the Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, experience brilliant visuals that support billions of colors in crisp, HD quality as if having a dedicated graphics card. 

This device is equipped with a vapor chamber cooling system which allows the onboard processor to ramp up and stay cool and stable at the same time. 

Considering the speakers, the Razer Book 13 speakers produce amazing sounds. Vocals from music and movies are heard with absolute clarity. The THX® Spatial Audio brings advanced 7.1 surround sound to your Razor 13 with a high degree of precision. 

Battery Life

The Razer Book 13 packs a 55WHr battery and a 65W power adaptor for charging the battery. With the assistance of the Evo Platform, this device is expected to last up to 14 hours. It also has a quick charge feature that gives you 4 hours of usage under 30mins of charging.  

It is therefore safe to say that you will have a nice experience with this laptop while working at your convenience because of its good battery life. 

Razer Book 13 Specification 

General 

Brand Razer 
Model Book 13 
Release date 5th November 2020 
Model Name Razer Book 13 
Dimensions (mm) 295.60 x 198.50 x 15.15 
Weight (kg) 1.34 
Colours Mercury 
Operating system Windows 10 Home 
Battery Capacity (WHR) 55 

Display 

Size 13.00-inch 
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 
Refresh Rate 60Hz 

Processor 

Processor Intel Core i5 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 

Memory 

RAM 8GB 

Graphics 

Dedicated Graphics No 

Storage 

SSD 256GB 

Connectivity 

Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 ac/Yes 
Bluetooth version 5.1 

Inputs 

Web Camera Yes 
Pointer Device Touchpad 
Backlit Keyboard Yes 
Touchpad Yes 
Internal Mic Yes 
Speakers 2 Speakers 

Ports and slots 

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) 
Thunderbolt 4 (Type C) 
HDMI Port Standard 
Multi Card Slot 1 Micro SD Card Reader 
Headphone and Mic Combo Jack Yes 

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Should I Buy The Razer Book 13

Buy it if you: 

  • Want a laptop with decent battery life. 
  • Like ultra-books with nice simple finish. 
  • Need a good laptop with nice graphics for professional works. 
  • Want a laptop with great performance and multitasking power. 
  • Need a good laptop for school works. 
  • Desire a light weight laptop for ease of movement. 
  • Want an Evo certified laptop. 
  • Like laptops with nice sound quality as well as an HD screen and HD Webcam. 
  • Are a fan of Razer products. 
  • Are looking to try out a new brand of ultra-books. 
  • Know the price range is under your budget. 

The Final Verdict 

The Razer Book 13 is a nice piece of technology for students and professionals. It sports a nice mercury finish, a RGB backlit keyboard, quality display, great sounds and good battery life. The laptop is also light weight, which gives room for ease of movement.  

With its 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 mobile processors and vapor chamber cooling system, performance is not an issue. You are sure to experience great speed, less heat generation, and good multitasking capabilities. 

All three models of this device are certified through Intel’s Evo program. By awarding an Evo badge, Intel is vouching that a laptop is ideal for everyday tasks.  

The Evo stamp could be a sign that the Razer Book will excel in areas where gaming laptops aren’t famous for being great, such as battery life and charging speed. 


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