Razer recently released a Razer Book 13 designed for productivity and business purposes, a new focus from their usual gaming machine. It is available in 3 models with a starting price of S$1,899 for their i5 base model and S$2,599 for their i7 base model. A premium price tag similar to the Dell XPS 13 series. However, is the Razer Book 13 worth the hefty price tag? Here’s a brief specification comparison of it with the Dell XPS 13 9310 model.
The Razer Book 13 runs on the latest 11th gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, an Intel® Iris® Xe integrated graphic card, and 16GB RAM, similar to the Dell XPS 13 9310. It also has a dual fan and an internal vapor chamber that keeps the machine cool and stable when running on intensive programs.
On top of the latest specification, the Razer Book 13 i7-models also has an Intel Evo certified ideal for everyday tasks. Claimed to last for a 14+ hour battery life, instant wake, modern standby, and fast charging efforts, the Razer Book 13 set a stone apart from their competitor if the battery life lasts that long.
Slim & Sleek Design
Another premium cost placed in the Razer Book 13 would be the carving from a single block of CNC Anodized aluminum, which claimed to make it durable and is as light as 1.4kg. However, it is still a tad heavier than the Dell XPS 13 series, weighing in a range of 1.2kg to 1.27kg. The mercury white soft finishing also gives it a premium touch and professional outlook, instead of the usual black coating—a great choice to carry around to meetings for the professionals.
All in all, although the Razer Book 13 may be on the higher-end price, it is justifiable with what it has to offer for now. The minimalist unibody built and sleek design coated in mercury white gives it an overall premium and professional look. And with the latest Intel processor, integrated graphic card, and Evo certified for longer battery life, it certainly meets most users' everyday needs.