New Razer Blade Stealth: is it far to the Apple MacBook?

For several years now, Razer has been specializing in the production and production of gaming computers and

accessories.In 2019, a new version of the Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook was introduced, which at first glance seems very attractive. To get a complete picture of the device, we decided to compare it with the Apple MacBook.

Razer Blade Stealth 2019

If you haven't already checked this outhandsome, we tell you about his features. Razer Blade Stealth — This is an ultrabook with a 13-inch display that offers customers high performance while having a compact body size. From an aesthetic point of view, it will remind you of the Apple MacBook Pro, which also has a very thin body. But the Apple laptop still has a different look, since it is a unibody aluminum body.

The Razer Blade Stealth display supports4K resolution, but in everyday life this feature is not so noticeable when comparing ultrabook with Apple Retina MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which have lower resolution. Given the size of the screen, it is not so visible.

Another feature of the Razer Blade Stealth —display sensitivity to touch. This is not typical for Apple laptops. Plus the side panels are noticeably narrower here. In short, the design of the Razer Blade Stealth is quite modern.

Regarding the keyboard, it is worth noting thatits operating mechanism is different from the butterfly keys from the MacBook line. There is no Touch Bar, but there is a full set of physical function keys. Naturally, there's customizable RBG backlighting for the keyboard, which can be set to different colors and themes. The trackpad is smaller than that of an Apple Ultrabook, but it is quite comfortable to use. Moreover, it can be considered one of the best third-party trackpads. It makes no sense to talk about a fingerprint sensor, like on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, because there is none, but there is a Windows Hello facial recognition option.

The Razer Blade Stealth has two USB-C and twoUSB-A port, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Thunderbolt 3 supports only one USB-C port, compared to four on all Apple MacBook Pro models with USB-C.

Razer Blade Stealth is equipped with 16 GB of RAM,the 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.8 GHz and a special Nvidia GeForce MX150 video card. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is closest in form factor to the Razer Blade Stealth, has an integrated graphics processor.


  • OS — Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Processor — Quad-Core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
  • Graphics — Intel® UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (25W) 4GB GDDR5 VRAM or
  • Display -13.3″ FHD, there are versions with 4K support
  • Memory — 256/512 GB, 8/16 GB RAM
  • Dimensions — 14.8 x 304.6 x 210 mm

Tests show that Razer Blade Stealthexceeds the 13-inch MacBook Pro, especially when it comes to the graphics processor. This is not surprising, because it is a gaming machine. As part of testing, the Razer Blade Stealth copes well with all tasks, including browsing the web, watching videos, editing videos in Adobe Premiere Pro, and some easy games. Unigine Heaven tests required lowering the resolution to 1080p from 4K to get 60–70 frames per second.

The Razer Blade Steath scored 47,377 in the OpenCL testpoints with the GeForce MX150 and 36,488 with the integrated Intel Graphics 620. By comparison, the integrated GPU in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro scored 23,624, and the AMD Radeon Pro 555X scored 50,257 points. With all this, the 15-inch MacBook Pro — it's a larger machine, and the 13-inch model, which is closer to the Razer, doesn't have dedicated graphics.

Razer Blade Stealth battery life tooat the level. About six hours, if we talk about tasks such as web browsing and email. But to perform tasks more seriously, requiring large system resources, due to the power consumption of the 4K display, you will be offered no more than three hours.

The price of the Razer Blade Stealth starts at $1,400. The version with the MX150 graphics card costs $1,900. For this money you will get a powerful, portable and beautiful ultrabook.