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New Razer Book 13 is a productivity laptop (although you can still game on it)

Granted, you could still game on this if you wanted, but Razer is gunning for a different market.
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November 5, 2020
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TL;DR
  • The all-new Razer Book 13 is the first productivity-focused PC from the brand.
  • Its design, specs, and price pit it up against high-end ultrabooks.
  • The base-level model starts at $1,200 and will be available directly from Razer.

In 2016, Razer launched the first Blade Stealth laptop. This gaming PC didn’t feature an in-body graphics card. Instead, you would connect it to the Razer Core accessory which could house a graphics card of your choosing. This allowed you to get powerful gaming graphics when you needed them, but also get portability when you didn’t.

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Today, Razer is launching a new laptop that takes things a step further: the Razer Book 13. Unlike the Blade Stealth series, the Book 13 is built with productivity in mind exclusively. As such, it’s the first effort from Razer to move into the ultrabook market, rather than gearing its products only towards gamers and creatives.

Granted, you could still game on the Book 13 if you wanted. It has no dedicated GPU but will support all of the Razer Core accessories.

Razer Book 13: Specs and photos

Razer Book 13
Processor
11th-gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7
4 cores / 8 threads
Hyper Threading
Graphics
Intel Iris Xe integrated
No dedicated GPU
Wireless
Intel Wireless-AX 201
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth 5.1
Display
13.4-inch
Touch and non-touch models
Matte and glossy finishes
1,920 x 1,200 or 3,840 x 2,400 resolutions
RAM
8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X
Storage
256GB or 512GB
PCIe M.2
Ports
2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) + Power
1 x USB-A 3.2
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
1 x full-size HDMI
1 x MicroSD card slot
Power
55Wh
4,602mAh
65W adapter
Audio
2x upward-firing speakers
Quad-mic array
Keyboard
Per-key RGB Chroma lighting
Touchpad
Glass
Camera
720p webcam, top of display
Windows Hello support
Dimensions and weight
151.15 x 295.6 x 198.5mm
0.6 x 11.6 x 7.8in
2.95lbs / 1.34kg (non-touch model)
3.09lbs / 1.40kg (touch model)

Price and availability

Looking at the design, specs, and pricing of the Razer Book 13, it’s clear Razer is gunning towards the ultrabook market currently dominated by Dell with its XPS 13 series. At the same time, it’s also gunning for some of the MacBook Pro market, to which the Book 13 owes some of its design inspiration.

The non-touch, FHD+ version of the Book 13 will start at $1,200 / €1,300. That will come with the Intel Core i5 (11th-gen) and 8GB of RAM. The upgraded model with a touchscreen display, a Core i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM will start at $1,600 / €1,700. The all-out model with a UHD+ display and 512GB of storage will likely push the $2,000 mark.

The Razer Book 13 will be available this month from Razer.com and Razer-authorized retailers.