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Review: Razer Blade Stealth 13.3

by Tarinder Sandhu on 8 August 2017, 16:01

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Testing Methodology

Comparison Laptops - Part One

System Name
Form Factor
13.3in
13.3in
13.3in
14.0in
CPU
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel Core m5-6Y57
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel Core i5-3427U
CPU Base Frequency
0.9GHz
1.1GHz
2.5GHz
1.8GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
2.2GHz
2.8GHz
3.1GHz
2.8GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
2 / 4
2 / 4
2 / 4
2 / 4
CPU TDP / SDP
4.5W TDP
4.5W TDP
15W TDP
17W TDP
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD 515
Intel HD 515
Intel HD 520
Intel HD 4000
IGP Max Frequency
0.85GHz
0.9GHz
1.05GHz
1.15GHz
Discrete Graphics
-
-
-
-
Memory
8GB DDR3 (2x4GB)
8GB DDR3 (2x4GB)
8GB DDR3 (1x8GB)
4GB DDR3 (1x4GB)
Memory Speed
1,600MHz
1,600MHz
1,600MHz
1,333MHz
Display
14in QHD+ IPS (3,200x1,800)
13.3in FHD IPS (1,920x1,080)
13.3in FHD IPS (1,920x1,080)
14in HD+ TN (1,600x900)
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
Battery Capacity
44Wh
34Wh
45Wh
46Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Ethernet
Realtek USB GbE
-
-
-
Storage
128GB Lite-On CV1 M.2 SSD
256GB Toshiba NVMe M.2 SSD
250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
128GB SanDisk mSATA SSD
Power Supply
45W External
45W External
40W External
90W External
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
324mm x 226mm x 12.3mm
305mm x 211mm x 14.3mm
325mm x 219mm x 18mm
331mm x 226mm x 18.9mm
Weight
1.2kg
1.12kg
1.4kg
1.4kg
Warranty
1 Year
3 Year
3 Year
3 Year
Date Reviewed
July 2016
July 2016
November 2015
-
Price When Reviewed
£560
£1,390
£599
£1,200

Comparison Laptops - Part Two

System Name
Form Factor
14.0in
12.5in
13.3in
12.5in
CPU
Intel Core i7-5600U
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel Core i7-7500U
CPU Base Frequency
2.6GHz
2.5GHz
2.7GHz
2.7GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
3.2GHz
3.1GHz
3.5GHz
3.5GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
2 / 4
2 / 4
2 / 4
2 / 4
CPU TDP / SDP
15W TDP
15W TDP
15W TDP
15W TDP
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD 5500
Intel HD 520
Intel HD 620
Intel HD 620
IGP Max Frequency
0.95GHz
1.05GHz
1.05GHz
1.05GHz
Discrete Graphics
-
-
-
-
Memory
8GB DDR3 (2x4GB)
8GB DDR4 (1x8GB)
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB LP-DDR3 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
1,600MHz
2,133MHz
1,866MHz
1,866MHz
Display
14in QHD IPS (2,560x1,440)
12.5in FHD IPS (1,920x1,080)
13.3in QHD+ (3,200x1,800)
12.5in QHD IPS (2,560x1440)
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Capacity
50Wh
44Wh
53.6Wh
53.6Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Killer Wireless-AC
Killer Wireless-AC
Ethernet
-
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
-
-
Storage
256GB Samsung PM871 M.2 SSD
256GB Samsung PM871 M.2 SSD
256GB Samsung MZVLV256 PCIe M.2
256GB Samsung MZVLV256 PCIe M.2
Power Supply
65W External
45W External
45W External
45W External
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
331mm x 227mm x 17.7mm
310mm x 220mm x 17.8mm
325mm x 206mm x 13.1mm
321mm x 206mm x 13.1mm
Weight
1.3kg
1.3kg
1.33kg
1.29kg
Warranty
3 Year
3 Year
1 Year
1 Year
Date Reviewed
September 2015
February 2016
August 2017
November 2016
Price When Reviewed
£1,955
£1,165
£1,349
£1,249

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

System Benchmarks

PCMark 8 System-wide examination run using the Home and/or Creative presets with OpenCL acceleration.
3DMark Graphics benchmark run using the Sky Diver DX11 preset.
Gaming Where applicable, a selection of modern titles are tested at various resolutions.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Display Datacolor's Spyder 4 Elite professional monitor analyser is used to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.
Power Consumption Noted for system-wide power draw while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test.
Temperature Average CPU temperature taken across all cores from the last five minutes of the HandBrake video-transcoding test.
Battery Life Measured while looping a high-definition movie clip with 50 per cent screen brightness and flight mode enabled.