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Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the energy efficiency and battery are different. Some have doubts about the size.

performance, portability, screen, design, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-0168, Early 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook Review


Extra sharp. Razer has honed its ultra-thin design philosophy even further to provide the sleekest 12.5-inch Ultrabook yet for just under $1000 USD. It's a genuinely compact notebook from a gaming-centric company that even non-gamers will want to...

individually backlit keys with 16.8 million color options per key, QHD and 4K display options with complete sRGB coverage, good performance under heavy loads; no throttling, full CPU and GPU performance on battery power, USB Type-C gen. 2 with...

no matte option; mandatory touchscreen, average battery life; high power draw, light keyboard keys; shallow travel, slow White to Black response time, non-expandable RAM; no DDR4, system fans are always active, only one USB Type-C port, average SSD...

The Blade Stealth injects a big dose of Razer's signature style into the ultrathin subnotebook market. Everything about it exhumes character in ways that make "normal" Ultrabooks from manufacturers like Lenovo or Dell feel envious. On top of all this,...

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Razer Blade Stealth


The road to perfection is cobbled with little tweaks as well as big improvements. Razer continues to walk that road with the latest model of the Blade Stealth. Priced at $1,699 (starting at $1,249), the ultraportable retains its slim dimensions and...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Razer Blade Stealth Review: Razer Takes On The Ultrabook


Razer has traditionally been a company focused on gaming. In fact, their tagline is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” So when Razer announced at CES that they were building an Ultrabook – a product category whose size and power limitations are typically the...

Ultimately the Razer Blade Stealth is so close to being an awesome Ultrabook. If you don’t need battery life, you’ll want to check it out, but if you do value longer run times off of the battery, the Stealth is likely not the laptop for you.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

Razer Blade Stealth review: This is a feisty ultrabook at an incredibly low price


The Razer Blade Stealth is not a gaming laptop.

Thunderbolt 3 USB-C charging capability ; Sleek aluminum chassis ; Out-specs all similarly priced competitors ; First laptop with per-key RGB lighting

Shorter battery life ; Stock USB-C charging cable is flimsy

Razer's first foray into non-gaming hardware manages to outshine most of the established competition, and it's (surprise!) affordable too.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (

Razer Blade Stealth (2016) Review


This 0.52-inch thin Ultrabook was anything but stealthy at CES 2016. Best known for its gaming peripherals, Razer's latest computer is a stand-out in more ways than one.

4K touch display with outstanding image quality ; Brilliant RGB keyboard backlighting ; Simple, elegant design ; Solid quality ; Good speakers

Substandard battery life ; Very limited keyboard feedback ; Cooling fan can get loud ; No media card reader or lock slot


Mar, 2016

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Razer Blade Stealth (QHD)


Razer's Blade Stealth (QHD) isn't capable of high-end gaming without the company's forthcoming external graphics amplifier, but its top-notch design and performance still make it our top pick for midrange ultraportables.

Premium, compact build. Sharp QHD touch display. First individually backlit RGB keys on a notebook. Fast performance.

Keys are shallow. Battery life is a bit short for an ultraportable laptop.

Conclusion The Razer Blade Stealth (QHD) features fast performance and a top-notch display packed into a premium, compact body. Though it isn't capable of serving as a dedicated gaming laptop without the Razer Core, it's an excellent ultraportable in...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Razer Blade Stealth Review: a true MacBook alternative at last


The Razer Blade Stealth is not made for gaming - not on it's own, anyway. When it was first shown at CES 2016, the company suggested that it was meant to be part of a two-device combo, the other being a GPU dock that gives the laptop a massive boost in...

The Razer Blade Stealth reminds us that Razer isn’t just an up-and-coming notebook manufacturer anymore – they’re squarely in position to take the throne. With wave after wave of Windows notebooks being made by all manner of manufacturer just not...

Feb, 2016

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Razer's Blade Stealth gaming ultraportable is all work and no play


Razer's first gaming ultrabook suffers from the sin of ambition: It's a beautiful machine with a gorgeous display, powerful processor and incredible potential -- but middling battery life and the absence of its companion GPU dock leave it feeling...

Thin, light and well designed ; Razer finally did away with its mushy mouse buttons ; Fast performance ; Stunning 4K display

Disappointing battery life for an ultraportable ; Can't play high-end PC games without Razer Core accessory ; External GPU docking station not available at launch

The Stealth reminds me of Razer's first gaming laptop . It's well designed and competitively priced but maybe a little too ambitious for its own good. By shooting for the moon to create the "ultimate Ultrabook," Razer kitted out the Stealth with...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Brad Bourque (

Razer Blade Stealth review


Razer's Blade Stealth Ultrabook confidently treads unexplored territory, but its gaming roots may hold it back.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Razer Blade Stealth review


After turning heads and garnering accolades at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the Razer Blade Stealth is here. And having spent some quality hands-on time with the final product, it's not hard to see why this slim Windows 10 laptop with a...

The Razer Blade Stealth is slimmer and lighter than similar laptops from Dell and Apple. Even the base model includes a Core i7 processor and fun Chroma backlit keyboard, and future expansion via an external graphics box for gaming is promising.

Battery life takes a nosedive with the 4K screen. The promised add-on gaming module still has no price or release details.

The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.

Feb, 2016