Laptop announced date: 16th June 2020
Last reviewed: 20th July 2020
Today's review of the gaming Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - Our laptop’s Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz is not a gamers processor option. With a few graphics setting adjustments perhaps a few games in 2020 could run, but this is certainly far from a gamers choice laptop CPU. This CPU has 4 cores, which is a good number for modern games.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution will struggle to run 2020 game releases making it a poor laptop GPU choice for gamers today. This GPU has 4GB VRAM in it. This is considered OK at the moment for gaming but some games will struggle and it will certainly cause an issue for running games smoothly during the coming months.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2020 system requirements demands and with its 16GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 13.3" has an OK screen size for modern 2020 AAA gaming. Although we would certainly encourage a gaming laptop to have a larger physical footprint, to ensure you could see the game text and menu systems adequately. Our gaming laptop screen size of choice would be a 17 inch. But that's because we focus on gaming over portability and the bigger you go, the less portable your laptop becomes. In our minds, whether you are carrying a smaller 1.5 or larger 3.5Kg laptop with you, it's always going to be a lump and we would rather see the games better when we arrive. But that choice is not going to be for everyone.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. So with those thoughts in mind and how the refresh rate impacts gaming, the review laptop has an ok refresh rate available to it. The 60Hz is certainly not great though, and if your hardware can deliver better FPS than the refresh rate, then perhaps shop around for a better refresh rate panel.
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 4K resolution, and at Ultra video settings. A first point of reference is seeing how many the mobile gpu, a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile found in this laptop, can run of today's 500 most demanding games. In particular it would seem that it can currently run 0 at recommended graphics requirements and then 344 games at their min specs.
Now let us compare the Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop to other gaming laptops, with regards to the performance ability it delivers and when considering the price of the laptop. Obviously there are many things that go into a quality laptop build, but at this point we want a standardised system to compare across laptops just on that criteria. It will consider $1999.99 of the laptop with regards to its key hardware capability in running modern games performance delivered by this laptop’s hardware.
Our price and performance review leads us to allocate all laptops a P2P rating out of 10, which is relative to all laptops for comparison purposes and gets adjusted over time as the prices for hardware adjust and new more capable hardware is created. This laptop is currently given a 5.8 for P2P out of 10. Looking at how this configuration of the Blade Stealth 13 2020 laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 3rd spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2933MHz|
13.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,569.04||24%|
|i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,599.00||21%|
|i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,999.99||0%|
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $986.99. This Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is currently 188% worse rating when comparing price to performance. Right, now let's look at one more of the top placed Price to Performance models today. Comparing our Blade Stealth 13 2020 laptop against the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 shows us that our laptop gets 167% worse rating against it for price to performance. The other laptop does currently have a listed price of $858.54 to consider.
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this Blade Stealth 13 2020 laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 140% better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz which is found in this review laptop.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 0, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 288.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Assassins Creed: Valhalla recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 27% worse performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Cyberpunk 2077, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 27% worse performance. We also see the 27% worse performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Watch Dogs Legion for it’s processor requirements.
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our Blade Stealth 13 2020 by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. Our comparison GPU focused laptop today that we have selected is a MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, which comes loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB card. This top end GPU is currently delivering 118% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 0, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 344.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at Watch Dogs Legion which shows our laptop video card has 18% worse performance than it. How about Assassins Creed: Valhalla, where we see our GPU is 18% worse. Then there is 18% worse performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Cyberpunk 2077.
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $11.99. We have seen this mouse lower its price during these past couple of weeks by $19, which is part of the reason we are considering it as a good option for this laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|*||Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons||$11.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$16.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$44.99|
|***||Logitech G502 SE Hero||$55.99|
A good value gaming headset available at the moment, one that should go well with the Razer Blade Stealth 13 2020 i7-1065G7 GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K is, HyperX Cloud Stinger with a price of $47.14. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.