There is no doubt Razer is among the biggest gaming brand out there. It specializes in gaming hardware, software, and system. However, the company has now launched a new its first non-gaming laptop—the Razer Book 13. With this, it looks like Razer is trying to penetrate into the Ultrabook market. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Razer Book 13 in Nepal.
Razer Book 13 Overview
Design and Display
Talking about the design, Razer Book 13 looks quite similar to Blade Stealth 13. It sports a portable unibody design. The chassis is made from CNC anodized aluminum, while the whole thing weighs around 1.34 kg.
As the name implies, Razer Book 13 features a 13.4-inch display with a four-sided thin bezel. Users can choose between FHD and UHD resolution. Further, there is a touch and non-touch option for the FHD variant. On the other hand, the UHD variant only has the touch option. Irrespective of the configuration, the display in the Razer Book 13 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Performance and Memory
The base variant of Razer Book 13 is powered by Intel’s Tiger Lake Core i5-1135G7. It should be the first time that the brand is offering the option of Core i5 on its laptop. Thus, the company is advertising it as an exclusive variant. The other two models are powered by Core i7-1165G7.
There is no discrete graphics and users have to make use of the Intel Xe Graphics that comes with Intel’s 11 Gen Core 5 and Core 7 processors. While it may not match more powerful discrete GPUs, Intel claims that the new Xe graphic units are up to twice as powerful as its predecessor. Users can also buy Razer Core X separately to connect an external GPU to the laptop.
Razer has also included a Vapor Chamber cooling system that cools the device as you go through more demanding tasks. As far as the memory is concerned, the laptop will come with 16GB of RAM (dual-channel) and 512GB SSD storage. The Exclusive version has only 8GB of RAM that is paired with 256GB of SSD.
Intel Evo certification
Talking about productivity, the Core i7 models of the Razer Book 13 are Intel Evo certified. The Exclusive model doesn’t have it as the certifications require the laptop to have a touch display. Evo certification ensures longer battery life (Razer claims endurance of up to 14 hours), instant wake and resumes feature, quick recharge (30 minutes ~ 4 hours usage), and best-in-class connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4).
Rest of the specs
Like the Blade Stealth 13, the Razer Book 13 comes with the Per-Key RGB Backlit Keyboard. The keyboard is powered by Razer Chroma RGC and users can personalize the lighting of each key as per their style. The sound system on the laptop is backed by THX Spatial Audio. For biometric, the laptop comes with Windows Hello facial recognition. Getting to I/O, you get two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB Type-A port, a full-size HDMI port, a MicroSD slot, and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port.
If users want to make the most out of the Razer Book 13, they can also buy separate accessories from Razer. The company is promoting the Razer Laptop Stand and Razer Core X on the product page of the Razer Book 13. The former offers an inclination to up to 18-degree, while the latter uses one of the Thunderbolt ports and allows users to connect a discrete GPU.
Razer Book 13 Specifications:
- Design and Build: Anodized Aluminum unibody, Mercury with Tone-on-tone Razer logo
- Dimensions: 15.15 x 198.50 x 295.60 mm
- Weight: 1.34 kg (6.06 pounds)
- Display: 13.4″ 4-sided Slim bezels, touch/non-touch display, 60Hz, 178-degree viewing angle
- Resolution: FHD / UHD
- Keyboard: Pre-Key RGB Keyboard powered by Razer Chroma
- Processor: Intel 11 Gen Core i5 – 1135G7 / Core i7 – 1165G7
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
- RAM: 8/16GB (dual-channel, fixed)
- Storage: 256/512GB SSD
- Webcam: 720p Webcam with IR for Windows Hello
- Audio: 2 speakers + Smart AMP, THX Spatial Audio, 4 mic Array
- Connectivity: Intel Wireless-AX 201 (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax), Bluetooth 5.1
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1x USB Type-A port, 1x HDMI port 2.0, 1x MicroSD slot and 1X 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port.
- Battery: 55 Watt-hours
- Adapter: 65 Watts
Razer Book 13 Price and Availability in Nepal
Razer Book 13 has been launched with a starting price of $1,199.99 for the base variant. The Core i7 variants costs $1,599.99 and $1,999.99 for UHD and FHD (touch) variant respectively. We can expect the price of Razer Book 13 in Nepal to start at NPR 1,50,000 if it launches here.
|Razer Book 13 Variants||Price (US)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|FHD non-touch (Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD non-touch)||$1,199.99||NPR 1,50,000|
|FHD Touch (Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Evo)||$1,599.99||NPR 2,00,000|
|UHD Touch (Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Evo)||$1,999.99||NPR 2,50,000|
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