Razer Book 13

Razer Book 13

Razer Book 13

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Excellent9.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.0/10
SIZE: 13.4"

The Razer Book 13 is priced in the midrange and comes with a solid-state drive of decent capacity and ample RAM for multitasking. It runs on an Intel i7 processor and has integrated Iris Xe graphics, which suffices for general use and some light creative tasks but isn't designed for intensive gaming or heavy 3d work. It features a 13.4-inch IPS display with a sharp 16:10 aspect ratio touchscreen, offering high brightness and color accuracy but capped at a standard refresh rate. The laptop has a respectable battery life, exceptional portability, and very good scores for keyboard and build quality. Its physical dimensions and weight make it highly portable, while the selection of ports, including Thunderbolt 4, provides versatile connectivity, except for Ethernet. It delivers excellent heat management but only fair performance for engineering and 3D/machine learning tasks. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • High screen brightness
  • Good battery life
  • Backlit keyboard, touchscreen
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Moderate performance for 3D tasks
  • Limited upgradability options
  • No dedicated graphics card
  • Higher fan noise

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.2
The Razer Book 13 is good for general use owing to its powerful Intel i7 processor and 16GB RAM for smooth multitasking, along with a high-quality 13.4-inch IPS screen that offers a clear and bright display. It's also highly portable due to its lightweight and compact design, with an excellent battery life that allows for extended use without frequent charging.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The Razer Book 13 is equipped with a high-quality Intel i7 processor and substantial RAM, both vital for demanding engineering software, and it has an integrated GPU that can handle design tasks modestly. It also features an excellent IPS screen with high brightness and color coverage, enhancing detailed visual work, while its lightweight design and robust build make it portable and durable for on-the-go use.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,389
Brand
Razer
Release Date
January 04 2021
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Overall Dimensions
11.6'' x 7.8'' x 0.6''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1165G7
Overall CPU Score
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5.5/10
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
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7.7/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.8/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.5/10
Diagonal Size
13.4"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
14 hours
Battery Capacity
55 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Allen Ngo | December 2020
"The Razer Book is like an XPS 13, but faster. The Book 13 combines the design philosophy and performance of a Blade Stealth with the 16:10 display of a Dell XPS 13 for an impressive piece of hardware. Office users who want something more stylish than the typical Dell, HP or Lenovo will certainly find themselves drawn to this Razer subnotebook. If your priorities are to have the best-looking and fastest 13-inch laptop in the office over auxiliary features, however, then the Book 13 proudly fulfills that niche."

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