2020 Computers News Razer

Razer takes on the MacBook Pro with their new Razer Book 13

Razer has announced their first productivity laptop with the new Razer Book 13.

The laptop was made from a single block of aluminum and given a mercury white finish.

Razer Book 13 (2020)

“Since the launch of the first Razer Blade in 2011, Razer has built a legacy on delivering the highest-performing gaming laptops to the delight of our fans worldwide. Today we are excited to announce Razer is breaking into the productivity space the same way we broke into laptop gaming: With a bang,” said Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Razer’ Systems business unit. “The new Razer Book 13 is the culmination of a decade’s worth of experience in developing and crafting high-end gaming machines.  Sleek, powerful, and compact, the Razer Book 13 breaks out from the boring crowd and delivers prosumers an experience not yet realized in a work laptop.”

The 13.4-inch screen is available in FHD+ or UHD+ resolution with a touchscreen.

Razer Book 13 (2020)

Powering the Razer Book 13 is the 11th Gen Intel processors with either an i5 or i7 chip and up to 16GB of RAM. There’s also Intel Xe graphics and Wi-Fi 6 support.

For ports, the laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI 2.0 and a microSD card slot. There are also 2 upward-firing speakers with THX Spatial Audio.

Razer Book 13 (2020)

The keyboard is anti-ghosting and offers per-key RGB lighting powered by Razer Chroma. The webcam on the laptop is 720p but there’s also an IR camera for Windows Hello.

Battery life is up to 14 hours on the i5 & i7/FHD+ models and up to 11 on the i7/4K model. Storage options include up to a 512GB SSD.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Full HD Touch / i5-1135G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD – $1,699 CAD
  • Full HD Touch / i7-1165G7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD – $2,199 CAD
  • UHD Touch / i7-1165G7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD – $2,199 CAD

The Razer Book 13 is up for pre-order now from Razer’s site and ships in the next few weeks.

Source: Razer


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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