Razer is best known as being one of the world’s foremost purveyors of gaming peripherals and, of late, gaming laptops but they’re now taking on the corporate market with a business-oriented laptop that won’t look out of place in the boardroom. Meet the Razer Book 13.
The Razer Book 13 is a far cry from Razer’s other Blade series gaming laptops but it does have their indelible design DNA in its sleek minimalist design and – it’s Razer after all – a Chroma RGB enabled keyboard. All this is crammed into a Mercury silver chassis that weighs 1.4kg and is 15.5mm thin. At launch, this seems to be the only colour variant available.
In terms of hardware variants, the Razer Book 13 comes in a variety of configurations depending on how deep your pockets go.
You’re able to kit it out with either a 13.4-inch UHD 60Hz touchscreen or a Full HD 60Hz in both touch and non-touch versions if you’re not the touchy feely type. Of note is that the displays are in a 16:10 aspect ratio, which makes them ideal for paperwork and web browsing on account of their taller height.
Under the hood, the Razer Book 13 is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors with your choice of either the i7-1165G7 or the i5-1135G7, up to 16GB RAM , up to 512GB M.2 SSD storage and Intel Iris Xe graphics.
Seeing as this is intended for serious work, it has a variety of ports on offer with a microSD card reader, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support and a HDMI 2.0 port across all configuration variants. Other mod-cons include stereo speakers augmented by THX Spatial Audio, a quad mic array for better audio as well as a 3.5mm combo jack for an external mic or headphones if so needed as well as a 55WHr battery with a 65W charger.
Of particular value to corporate road warriors is that the Razer Book 13 is Intel EVO certified, meaning that it’s ideal for general purpose duties with fast start-up times, good battery life paired with fast charging times and solid performance all around.
Razer Book 13 Price
Starting on the ground floor, you can get the entry level model with an 11th Gen i5, 13-inch non-touch display with 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for US$1,199. All the way at the top is a variant with an 11th Gen i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and a UHD 60Hz touch display for a princely US$1,999. There’s no official availability yet in Malaysia but we’ll keep you posted.