Razer Book 13 Review: With the notebook industry growing, companies adopted the strategy to divide their product lines, introducing thin, and light notebooks, business notebooks, and gaming notebooks to operate independently.
Razer, however, has always adopted a different route from that of its peers, always following the product path of game + notebook. Last year, Razer modified its product strategy in a bid to try in other areas besides games. The led to the introduction of the Razer Book 13 – the first Razer notebook to eliminate the word “game.”
The Razer Book 13 is relatively more thoroughgoing than the Spirit Blade series. Aside from having a very narrow top, left, and right three frames, the width of the bottom frame is excellently controlled. It delivers a 16:10 screen ratio, which looks better as far as visual perception is concerned.
The camera sits at the top of the screen, and there are two microphones on both sides. The screen covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, and 13.4 inches is ideal for frequent travelers. Aside from the 4K touch screen, the Razer Book 13 offers two more options including full HD and full HD touch screen.
The screen surface is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection against accidental scratches. The rear of the hinge has protection, rubber feet, meaning, this notebook comes with three sets of feet.
The laptop is powered by the eleventh generation Core i7-1165G7 processor, a 10nm SuperFin process which uses a 10nm SuperFin process. It is paired with 16GB of memory, and users can go for the 1135G7 version based on their needs.
TDP power consumption has been increased to 28W and integrated Intel Iris with excellent performance Xe nuclear display. In the storage department, the top Razer Book 13 version comes with a 512GB SSD solid-state drive from Samsung, the model is MZVLB512HBJQ-00A00.
Considering the limited internal space, thin and light notebooks do not offer great external performance, but that is not the case with the Razer Book 13. It uses the same speaker layout as the MacBook Air, placing them on both sides of the keyboard areas and supports THX spatial sound effects.
Razer has added a vacuum chamber heat dissipation system to the Razer Book 13, which efficiently suppresses the heat generated by the i7-1165G7 processor. Now, let us check out the outward appearance of the notebook.
The Razer Book 13 adopts similar design elements as the Spirit Blade series. The company’s iconic snake-shaped logo is placed at the center. It comes in a relatively younger silver color option.
Housed in an aluminum alloy body, the device is 15 mm thick and it weighs in at just 1.4 kg.
The Razer Book 13 draws its juices from a 55Wh battery, which can last about ten hours when fully charged. On the left side of the fuselage, there is the Thunderbolt 4 port, USB-A port, and 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port, while the right side houses one Thunderbolt 4 port, one full-size HDMI 2.0 port, and a MicroSD card slot. There’s an HDMI interface to connect other display devices as well. It has one USB-A interface.
On top of that, the notebook supports Wi-Fi 6 wireless connection and it has Windows Hello facial recognition. The Razer Book 13 is a thin and light notebook designed for business people and it is a good alternative to Microsoft Surface.