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Razer Book 13 Laptop

MSRP 1200 USDNEX score 81%

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Product Overview

Razer Book 13 is a high-performance laptop computer optimized for portable computing. Featuring a gorgeous 13.4" display in 16:10 and per-key RGB, the Razer Book 13 is slim and sleek.
Carved from a single block of aluminum, the Razer Book gives a premium feel. It measures just over half an inch thin and a kilo light. In this compact chassis, Razer nonetheless managed to fit two up-firing stereo speakers. As a result, the Razer Book 13 is a great multimedia machine.
The Razer Book 13 is powered by 11th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 mobile processors, with support for Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6, and LPDDR4x dual-channel memory.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sleek, ultraportable design
  • Beautiful Chroma backlighting
  • Great port selection
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Poor webcam
  • Lacks bass
  • Lackluster performance
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Limited storage options
  • Mediocre speakers
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
FHD+
UHD+

Connectivity

Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x USB 3.2 + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x microSD
Wireless Connectivity
Intel Wireless-AX201 WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
55 Wh
Camera | Front
IR Camera, 720p
Colors
Mercury with Tone-on-tone Razer logo
Form Factor
Clamshell laptop computer
Material
T6 CNC Aluminum, Anodized
Microphone
4 Mic Array
Speakers
2x Upward-Firing Speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
7.8" (198.5 mm)
Size | Height
0.6" (15.15 mm)
Size | Width
11.6" (295.6 mm)
Weight
2.95 lbs / 1.34 kg Non-touch | 3.09 lbs / 1.40 kg Touch

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:10
Display Diagonal
13.4 inch
Display Type
IPS Matte, Gorilla Glass on touch models
Gamut
100% sRGB
Resolution
FHD+ (1920x1200) or UHD+ (3840x2400)

Function

Audio
THX Spatial Audio
Graphics
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Keyboard Backlight
Per-Key RGB lighting, powered by Razer Chroma
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7
Touch Screen
Optional for both FHD+ and UHD+

Performance

FHD+Battery Life
Up to 14 hours
UHD+Battery Life
Up to 11 hours
Memory | Capacity
8 or 16 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR4x 4267MHz dual-channel onboard memory
Power Supply
65 W
Storage
256 or 512 GB PCIe M.2

Production

Debut
2020-11-05

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 isn't a gaming laptop, but Razer still included its beautiful per-key Chroma backlighting. Inside, Razer offers a choice of 11th-gen Core i5 or i7 CPUs and Intel Iris XE integrated graphics. It doesn't come with an option to add a discrete GPU like you get on the Razer Blade Stealth.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful 16:10 display
  • Beautiful RGB backlighting
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No discrete GPU

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
The glass touchpad in the Razer Book 13 is terrific. It feels great, it's incredibly accurate, and presses aren't too “clicky” The keyboard is not so great, there have been many times where it didn't register when I stroke a key. As long as you are aware of the limitations of this machine, you'll be happy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful glass touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent webcam
Cons
  • Keyboard isn’t great
  • Poor webcam

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 has a $1,200 base configuration that comes with a Core i5-1135G7. You can upgrade to 512GB of storage, but most premium laptops offer configurations with at least 1TB. It's one step behind battery life leaders like the Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 or Lenovo Yoga 9i 41.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, colorful design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13's integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics did a bang-up job on our graphics testing. It's the longest battery life we've ever seen on a Razer laptop. The ZenBook 13's 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD notched a faster rate than the XPS 13.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Long battery life
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Lackluster performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 which is one of the requirements for being an Intel Evo laptop. A one-year warranty comes standard compared to three years on more traditional business laptops. The Book 13 keyboard is identical to the Blade Stealth in terms of overall size and key feedback.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek and light design
  • Full-size RGB Chroma backlight
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Weak and spongy key feedback

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 is a sleek and compact machine that reaches the top tier of ultraportables. It's light and thin, offers a gorgeous display, and sports a mature all-silver look. The inclusion of USB-A and HDMI, as well as Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, is a strong point in its favor. The Razer's battery life is solid, even if not revolutionary.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Gorgeous display
  • Solid battery life
  • Built-in USB-A and HDMI ports
Cons
  • No RGB lighting

pcworld[7]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 has an Intel Core i7-11G5G7 processor and 16GB of RAM. RGB lighting is the laptop's clearest nod to Razer's gaming roots. It's plenty fast for everyday productivity tasks and gets decent battery life. While the laptop is pricey, paying more for slick design and no bloat isn't an outrageous prospect.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • No fingerprint reader
  • Mediocre speakers

t3[8]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 is one of the best gaming laptops on the market. It has an impressive 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics is the best integrated graphic system Intel has put out yet. There's no fingerprint sensor embedded in the keyboard or trackpad, which is a shame. Battery life could be a bit better, but we didn't test the laptop using the battery saver mode.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Top-tier gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Battery life could be better

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 has essentially the same hardware as the Dell XPS 13, but manages to get more out of it for the most part. The keyboard is the typical notebook layout without a tenkey, but if you're used to notebooks, that's not unusual. The multitouch trackpad is smooth and responsive, while the left and right buttons are both snappy. The top-firing speakers offer some of the best sound we've ever heard on a laptop.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Solid build quality
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Some bloatware

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 has a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM. On Geekbench 5 general benchmarking tests, it sits in the middle of the XPS 13 and MacBook Air. It took 14 minutes and 46 seconds to convert a 4K movie to 1080p.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Good battery life
  • Slim bezels
Cons
  • Mediocre performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3 ports

tomshardware[11]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 has top-firing speakers on the sides of the keyboard. The only bloatware is what's built into Windows 10, like Roblox, Hulu, and Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure. It's debatable whether the Book 13 is really the company's first shot at an ultraportable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lacks bass
  • Limited storage options

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Razer Book 13 is an impressive Windows laptop featuring a cutting-edge design. It features a 4K touchscreen and the most powerful performances we’ve seen in an Ultrabook. But Razer is charging too much for its new laptop, especially since you’re getting only a 256GB SSD with the base model.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful Intel Core i7 processor
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Lags behind rivals
  • Only 256GB of storage

User Reviews

References

1. ^ The Razer Book 13 Is the Closest Thing Yet to a Windows MacBook. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/the-razer-book-13-is-the-closest-thing-yet-to-a-windows-1846220521. 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Razer Book 13 review: So close to greatness. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/razer-book-13-review-1205119/. 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Razer Book 13 review: Nearly the perfect laptop?. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/razer-book-13-review/. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Razer Book 13 review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/razer-book-13. 2020-12-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Razer Book 13 Core i7 Laptop Review: Like an XPS 13, But Faster. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Razer-Book-13-Core-i7-Laptop-Review-Like-an-XPS-13-But-Faster.508474.0.html. 2020-12-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Razer Book 13 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/razer-book-13. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Razer Book 13 review: A slick laptop with a disappointing keyboard. [pcworld]. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3609674/razer-book-13-review.html. 2021-03-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Razer Book 13 review: all the Razer quality without the GPU. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/razer-book-13-review. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
9. ^ Razer Book 13 (2020) review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/razer-book-13-2020. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Razer Book 13 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/razer-book-13. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Razer Book 13 Review: Working Class. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-book-13. 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Razer Book 13 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/razer-book-13. Retrieved 2021-03-25.

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