Razer Book 13 (2020) detailed review: Premium Ultrabook with impressive design and configuration

Razer Book 13 (2020) detailed review: Premium Ultrabook with impressive design and configuration


Coming from one of the leading names in gaming laptop manufacturers, Razer Book 13 (2020) is considered one of the comprehensive laptops with beautiful design, strong performance and many other valuable equipment. . To learn more about this Razer family Ultrabook, we invite you to join me in the detailed review Razer Book 13 (2020) below.

Note: The article is translated and referenced from the Tech Radar technology site.

See also: Detailed review Razer Blade Stealth 13: Powerful configuration with the most compact design in today’s gaming laptop world

Razer Book 13 (2020) with luxurious design and professional expression for users

The Razer Book 13 (2020) is made up of a sturdy and luxurious monolithic CNC aluminum frame. The top of the machine is placed with the 3-head solid logo of Razer creating a minimalist but still classy lid design.

Luxurious and premium design of Razer Book 13 (2020).
The luxurious and premium design of the Razer Book 13 (2020). Source: Future.

As for myself, I only use 3 words that are ‘luxury, fine, smooth’ to comment on the design of the Razer Book 13 (2020). The design of this machine still has the distinctive Razer characteristics, has some similarities with the Blade Stealth 13 and is mixed with a bit of power from the gaming laptop line.

The manufacturer is also very meticulous when surrounding the screen of the Razer Book 13 (2020) is a silver bezel that helps create accents when looking directly at the device. And there is another small but subtle point in the design of Razer that is the thin bezel in the laptop opening that makes it easy to open the machine with one hand.

The keyboard on the Razer Book 13 (2020) is still the familiar layout you often see on other laptops. The keys on the keyboard are spaced from each other and also have a white backlight for easy use at night.

The keyboard design on the Razer Book 13 remains the same as other laptops.
The keyboard design on the Razer Book 13 (2020) remains the same as other laptops. Source: Future.

In addition to the default white keyboard backlight, Razer also equips the Razer Book 13 with RGB lighting effects – A feature in Razer’s keyboard design too. However, for you who are working in the office or at meetings, I think that you should still use the default white key light, because you will not want to shine brightly in front of everyone and your boss. huh?

For the touchpad, the Razer Book 13 (2020) is equipped with a smooth and responsive multi-touch trackpad. The left and right mouse buttons are designed with a moderate stiffness, making the mouse click easier and smoother.

The Razer Book 13 (2020) is equipped with dual speakers for impressive sound quality.
The Razer Book 13 (2020) is equipped with dual speakers for impressive sound quality. Source: Future.

How about the sound quality on the Razer Book 13 (2020)? Please rest assured because the dual speaker system on the Razer Book 13 (2020) is considered to deliver very good sound quality. Besides, the speaker volume of the device is also quite loud, making it easy to listen to music in large spaces.

The Razer Book 13 (2020) is a differentiated Ultrabook

Unlike the Ultrabooks that often have limited ports, the Razer Book 13 (2020) gives you quite a few ports to better serve your daily work needs. It comes with two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports – both rechargeable, one USB Type-A 3.2 port, one HDMI 2.0 port, a MicroSD slot and a 3.5mm jack.

Razer Book 13 (2020) is a different Ultrabook with the Razer Book 13 (2020) is a different Ultrabook with more connection ports than many ports
The Razer Book 13 (2020) is a different Ultrabook with more ports. Source: Future.

In addition, the Razer Book 13 (2020) also has Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 to help you easily connect and share data on your computer.

The Razer Book 13 (2020) dissipates heat well thanks to the vapor chamber cooling system

The heatsink on the Razer Book 13 (2020) works quite well, although there will sometimes be a noticeable heat dissipation when running heavy tasks. The main heat sink is hidden behind the hinge of the machine, and is also supported by two heat sink fans equipped with Razer’s steam cooling system on the underside.

  The main heat sink of the Razer Book 12 (2020) is hidden behind the hinge of the machine
The main heat sink of the Razer Book 12 (2020) is hidden behind the hinge of the machine. Source: Future.

Although it is not equipped with a ‘pit’ cooling system like on Razer’s gaming laptops, thanks to the 11th generation Intel processor, the Razer Book 13 (2020) still performs quite well temperature management. .

Strong performance on the Razer Book 13 (2020) thanks to the new generation chip from Intel

Let’s take a look at the configuration of the Razen Book 13 (2020):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7.
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • Hard drive: 256 GB.

When it comes to performance, the Razer Book 13 (2020) will bring you a few surprises. Basically, the machine is equipped with the same hardware as the Dell XPS 13, but I think Razer has made tweaks to help the Razer Book 13 (2020) exploit more efficiently the hardware on the machine.

Razer Book 13 (2020) delivers strong performance.
The Razer Book 13 (2020) delivers strong performance. Source: Future.

Specifically, both machines use Evo i7-1165G7 processor and have the same scores on Geekben5 (1,558 points) or PCMark10 Home (4,871 points), but the Razer Book 13 (2020) gives better results. The XPS 13 in the CinebenchR20 test scored 1,845 cb of multi-core and 572 cb single-core.

As for the graphics processing capabilities, the Razer Book 13 (2020) also outstripped the 3Dmark Firestrike benchmark when it achieved 5,038 points, exceeding the 4,153-point average of high-end laptops, and beating ZenBook 13 (4,407 points). and the XPS 13 (3,598 points). In the Time Spy test the machine also scored 1,771 points.

The powerful performance of the Razer Book 13 gives you a smoother use.
The powerful performance of the Razer Book 13 (2020) gives you a smoother use. Source: Ktechcan.

Coming to the practical experience, even if you open more than 30 Chrome tabs, with many tabs currently streaming YouTube videos, the Razer Book 13 (2020) still works very smoothly without any signs of lag or lag.

The battery capacity on the Razer Book 13 (2020) is quite large, but the actual life is only okay

In the PCMark 10 test, the Razer Book 13 (2020) got 11 hours 42 minutes of use time, when watching movies continuously, the Razer Book 13 (2020) ‘stayed’ 9 hours 20 minutes while the Dell XPS 13 reaching 11 hours 1 minute.

The Razer Book 13 (2020) has a decent battery life.
The Razer Book 13 (2020) has decent battery life. Source: Future.

Despite having a larger battery life of 55 WHr compared to its rival Dell XPS 13 with a battery capacity of only 52 WHr, the Razer Book 13 (2020) has a shorter battery life. In my opinion, this difference may be due to the Razer Book 13 (2020) having stronger graphics performance than the XPS 13, so the level of power consumption is also higher.

Other software and features on the Razer Book 13 (2020)

As a high-end Ultrabook, the Razer Book 13 (2020) has only a few bloatware installed and one of them is the Razer Synapse application – a feature of Raze computers where you can customize the color. colors and effects for your desktop backlighting.

The Razer Synapse is a bright spot in the pre-installed apps on the Razer Book 13 (2020).
The Razer Synapse is a bright spot in the pre-installed apps on the Razer Book 13 (2020). Source: Future.

Some of the other features of the Synapse software are that you can customize the system performance according to modes such as: Battery Saving Mode, Normal Mode or High Performance Mode, and the ability to control fan levels according to the your will. For me, Synapse is a bright spot in the pre-installed software on Razer’s computers, bringing a distinctive feature of the company.

summary

It can be seen that Razer did a great job in perfecting the Razer Book 13 (2020) making it one of the best Ultrabooks out there. With its beautiful design, good performance and powerful hardware facilities, it is definitely a reasonable choice in the high-end laptop segment.

So how do you rate the Razer Book 13 (2020)? Don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know. Thank you very much for reading all of your article.

See also: Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2020) review: 11th Gen Intel chip, powerful integrated graphics card fit in a flexible chassis

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