Razer Book 13: The Ideal Laptop for Productivity
When the name Razer is heard, pc and laptop users immediately think “high-performance gaming in a sleek chassis.” But what if there is a Razer that isn’t built for gaming? Albeit, the Razer Book 13 is Razer’s official entry into the world of business and productivity. The starting price for the razer Book 13 is $1,199.99.
In terms of design, the Razer 13 is not very different from the overly known Razer Blade models with the sleek Razer logo on the lid, RBB keyboard, and a silver matte finish on the compact frame. The design looks very minimalistic, and in Razer’s fashion, quite portable.
The Razer 13 is built for durability with its unibody design made from CNC Anodized Aluminum which helps with keeping the laptop thin, compact and portable.
The Razer Book 13 is a 13.4-inch productivity laptop that packs all of the right I/O for such a compact device. The best thing about the 13.4-inch screen on the Razer Book is the aspect ratio of 16:10 that it comes with, giving the user a little more vertical screen real estate to work with.
The Razer book weighs in at about 1.34kg (2.95 pounds), making it smaller than the Razer Blade 13 Stealth.
The base model of the Razer Book 13 comes equipped with an Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
The full HD version with touch comes at $1,599.99 with an Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD space.
The highest version of the Razer Book 13 comes equipped with a UHD (4K) touch display (60Hz), an Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD for $1,999.99.
The get the best out of the Razer Book 13, you can add the Razer laptop Stand (mercury edition) for $49.99 and the Razer Core X – Mercury for $2.999.99.
The Razer Book 13 has the right amount of I/O for a laptop this size. Our personal favorites are the two ultra-fast Thunderbolt 4 ports on either side of the laptop. One the left side of the laptop you have a USB 3.2 Type-A port, and a headphone/microphone jack (combined). On the right, there is a MicroSD slot and an HDMI 2.1 port.
The Razer Book 13 comes with the best of Intel’s Wi-Fi connection - the Intel Wireless AX Wi-Fi 6 adapter.
The Razer Book 13 is equipped with three types of screens – an FHD 60Hz screen with touch, FHD 60Hz screen (no touch), and a UHD touch @ 60Hz. All three screens have a 16:10 aspect ratio and are 13.4 inches diagonally wide.
The screens on the Razer Book 13 are Gorilla Glass 6 screens and can therefore withstand scratches and light impacts.
The 4-sided thin bezel on the display is one that many users would find quite interesting as it enhances the viewing experience.
According to Razer, the battery in the Razer Book 13 would last for up to 14 hours.
Perhaps, what sets the Razer 13 apart as a productivity laptop are the features included to suit the business needs of its users better.
Some of the features include the Intel Evo that allows the Razer Book 13 to wake in less than 1 second. Other features include the instant resume, modern standby which allows the laptop stay connected even when it is asleep, and the quick recharge feature that gives the laptop up to 4 hours of usage with just 30 minutes of charge.
Another feature that users may find appealing is the ability to customize the individually lit keys on the Razer Book 13 for an added sense of style.
The Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics is capable of displaying incredible graphics with enticing details. Even without a discrete graphics, the integrated graphics that comes with the 11th Gen Intel processors are more than capable of providing users with an incredible viewing experience.
Windows Hello is a feature that is common on many business laptops these days, and the Razer Book 13 offers the option to use the Windows Hello feature. To use the Windows Hello feature, you need to have specialized hardware like a fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor and other biometric sensors, and capable devices.
The Razer Book 13 is a very good competition in the productivity laptops space and a good competition to trusted sleek business laptops like the Dell XPS 13. Overall, the Razer Book 13 is where performance meets durability, portability, and style. If that's convincing enough, you can trade your laptop for the Razer with us.