Razer Book 13 - MacBook and XPS Competition 

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An early look at the Razer Book 13. Their best laptop for portable productivity!
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Nov 5, 2020




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rusith manorathna
rusith manorathna 4 hours ago
Please do a full review 👍❤
BennyWinZ 7 hours ago
I would like to see the Stealth and Book get bumped to 14 inches. Hopefully we could get better specs, thermals, and gpu.
Gabriel Oliveira
windows os? it sucks...
Stefan Pfleger
Stefan Pfleger 2 days ago
I just cant see myself ever buying a razer, until they finally sell more than 500gb ssd
Fatema Alsayqh
Fatema Alsayqh 3 days ago
Is it good for gaming?
NoSkill PG3D
NoSkill PG3D 8 days ago
Is it good for school?
Josh Brown
Josh Brown 8 days ago
So I need a laptop for school but I also want to be able to play games, on the right side at one point you said it gets 117 in valorant. So it’s still acceptable as a gaming laptop. Up to this point I’ve only ever had a console so really if it can run a game better than 60 FPS I’m happy. Any thoughts or other recommendations?
Renz Bulseco
Renz Bulseco 13 days ago
Dave should have an 'Okay' shirt for his merch.
Felix Ramos
Felix Ramos 13 days ago
will it charge thru USB-C? like if i connect to my external monitor, the monitor also charges the laptop i have thru the same cable
Daniel Bozi Ramalho
Please, make the full review you mentioned!😁
Lactose Free
Lactose Free 15 days ago
ok but where did u get the wallpaper dave
Devon Schnitger
Devon Schnitger 15 days ago
I love how the thing looks but its so expensive for what it is.
Михаил Скорбеж
Сын/внук/правнук Бердымухамедова?
psycl0ptic 18 days ago
16:10 isn't 1080p
Shawn Afshar
Shawn Afshar 22 days ago
Whats good for travel and editing youtube videos
Goodman 4525
Goodman 4525 23 days ago
Why does it need a vapour chamber when it doesn't even have a discrete GPU?
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The underrated thing about this laptop is the fact that it doesn’t reduce its performance when you unplug it, unlike like 95% of other Windows laptops, and it’s got an HDMI + USB-A port. The first thing I mentioned is the most underrated one though imo.
BIG BUX Month ago
Will there be a stealth edition too?
Loaf of bread
Loaf of bread Month ago
I got one for 900 dollars, and i love it!
AskIve Solar
AskIve Solar Month ago
Finally a laptop with USB C on both sides and they both charge and USB A and 16:10 .... They just needed a full size sd card.
siyanaba Month ago
4k screen drains the battery faster, but I’ll still go for it for 8 hours, thanks for the info.
Rob Month ago
Does the Razer Book has a HDR Display?
Sebastian Porras S.
Pass the wallpaper please
Radicool Gaming
Radicool Gaming Month ago
Is a minimalist aluminum gaming laptop too much to ask for?
Ruata Chhangte
Ruata Chhangte Month ago
I would definitely buy this if it had at least a MX450 or the Iris Xe Max.
Omar ElAssy
Omar ElAssy Month ago
Full review any time soon? :)
Is Sy
Is Sy Month ago
I don't think he will. He already reviewed it for the second time in his "Laptop Picks 2020". Check it out
Fernando Fernando
I prefer black color!
Steven Hawan
Steven Hawan Month ago
I like the shirt, Dave. Do you sell printed shirts?
This should be said, the hdmi port only supports 60hz regardless of resolution. It's a driver and firmeware issue. Razer claimes it's a 2.0 hdmi port, but my Monitor has native support for DP 165hz@1440p and HDMI 2.0 144hz@1440p. With my razer book 13 I can't set the 144hz. I even bought a different cable that supports hdm1 2.1 8k 48gbps and still caps @ 60hz all resolution. Razer should've mention that. Also, my usb-c to display port cable does 165hz, but crashes on video playback as of january 2021. This is probably a driver issue on intel's part. Very dissapointed in the razerbook 13. Don't be fooled by reviews. It's still plagued by little bugs.
Kevin Hs
Kevin Hs Month ago
I wish dell still sells the old XPS chassis. Like, old chassi, but new spec and cooling. Would be amazing
LuKa Month ago
What is the hz on the screens?
Youssef 2 months ago
What’s that game on 3:36 ??
Kevin NguyenTu
Kevin NguyenTu 2 months ago
Can’t wait for full review of this. Is the non 4K version 500 nit screen as well?
Is Sy
Is Sy Month ago
I don't think he will.
Shadow Lord
Shadow Lord 2 months ago
Dave, us-first.info/player/video/gLieoG96hoB1gpM.html I'm pretty sure the clips are from this video
Pratyush Neupane
Pratyush Neupane 2 months ago
You're not going to get 14 hours that was a lot of damage there
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez 2 months ago
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simon bolton
simon bolton 2 months ago
hey Dave Lee, did you know, your the only tech channel where i keep watching till the end and dont skip through the videos like i do with most others?!
li jason
li jason 2 months ago
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Dru Anubis
Dru Anubis 2 months ago
4K, or not to 4K, that is the question?🤨🤔
Reasonable Entity
Reasonable Entity 2 months ago
'real people doing real work' Gamers are shut ins who aren't people
Shumail Iqbal
Shumail Iqbal 2 months ago
Hi Dave, can you recommend me a good ultra book. I need it for media consumption which is portable. I want oled display (because I am used to oled on cell phones) which is touch too. I want an HDMI port because I still like hooking up to my tv or a projector at work. I also want a USB A port too. I want a good battery. I appreciate a good build quality like an Apple or razer. Is there any other option than razer book 13 because the new dell xps 13 doesn’t have hdmi. Your suggestion will be appreciated Thanks Shumail
Draxgon Egal
Draxgon Egal 2 months ago
This with amd 8c/16t and i would pay nearly anything
Jmhm17 2 months ago
USB A for us Engineers that need to console into things. You can get a USB C to RJ45 cable but the Type C would snap off in a day. This thing is growing on me..
Sagar Dinker
Sagar Dinker 2 months ago
Hey where can I find that wallpaper? The on laptop/ thumbnail thanks
António Areia
António Areia 2 months ago
Can anyone enlighten me if this might me a good choice for music production? I've been searching for an alternative to the macbook.
👨🏻‍💻 2 months ago
Check out Dave’s sexy side shoulder action! 😂
Carlos C
Carlos C 2 months ago
The spacebar not being centered killed it for me.
Y Huynh
Y Huynh 2 months ago
How can I get that screen wallpaper human? Finding everywhere :(
Germiah Cunil
Germiah Cunil 2 months ago
Was thinking about buying the hp spectre x360 14, but saw this video and my thoughts immediately changed! I'm totally going for this ultrabook
Yelsin Mendez Camacho
razer book 13 is better than macbook pro 2020?
Farouk 2 months ago
"I'm probably going to make a full review on this in the near future" so that was a fucking lie
Is Sy
Is Sy Month ago
Not a lie tho. He said "probably"
Rajesh Karmakar
Rajesh Karmakar 2 months ago
Where i find this desktop wallpaper???
Caio Gomes
Caio Gomes 2 months ago
Dave2d people always comment about no introduction or simplicity in scenario, and all this comment means good stuff, we know it is harder to go simpler than just add random stuff, we love ur content btw
Максим Малюта
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Is Sy
Is Sy Month ago
You talk about wha-?
Jacques junior Fatal
i wish razer added an amd version
Ngo Minh
Ngo Minh 2 months ago
I don't know about the others. But from my experience XPS is not even that popular. I have 9370 and been trying to sell for too long and no one even noticed. Here in Canada Macbook is the way to go
이준희 3 months ago
Too thick
Radoslav Dimitrov
Radoslav Dimitrov 3 months ago
I need more detailed review. Tests of camera, audio, benchmarks. Also how thik is compared to dell xps13 or hp spectre. What about the display?
Radoslav Dimitrov
Radoslav Dimitrov 2 months ago
@IceCraftroria I understand, but there is a pre-order campaign, so It will be good to know more details before buying. There are lack of information in Razer's website.
Gael Soto
Gael Soto 3 months ago
Please i need to know what wallpaper are you using
Daniel Hearson-Roberts
Can we expect a full review of the laptop?
Pranav 3 months ago
Can you give a folder of your wallpapers, they are so cool🥺
Kiril Petrov
Kiril Petrov 3 months ago
@dave lee when are you gonna have the full review ? it's already shipping and I want to see the full potential compared to the stealth and XPS 13. Keep up the good work.
joao rodrigues
joao rodrigues 3 months ago
Hey dave! Do you think that this device, with the Inel Xe Graphics, is capable of editing 4k video? I would be grateful if you share your opinion about this ;)
rehan ali
rehan ali 3 months ago
i love you razer g ??
rehan ali
rehan ali 3 months ago
i m laptop razer give ????
Wildfire 3 months ago
The price shows that these people have completely lost touch with reality. 2 grand for a 13" 4k screen? fuck off
Axios O7
Axios O7 3 months ago
*I wish Stealth 2021 would be more like Razer Book* 1. Mercury White option 2. Nvidia GPU - whatever you can fit in I guess 3. AMD CPU (at least option) 4. 1920x1080 144hz with good brightness IPS panel 5. 1080p camera (for real like 1994-2000 is done everyone) 6. Bezel less bottom of the screen 16:10, we don't need to see your logo name - we know what we bought and why (I hope) 7. Dual thunderbolt ports on both sides and 1-2 usb-a, headphone jack, RJ-45 would be nice 8. Vapor chamber cooling 9. Option to customize memory/storage without changing models 10. Single key RGB 11. Higher quality speakers (be different) 12. No touch screen or at least give the option to opt out of it Please Razer, make it happen...my money is waiting for you
Axios O7
Axios O7 2 months ago
@Ηλίας Γεωργακόπουλος My backpack can fit 15" yes...up to 16" I think My smaller backpack can't, but the main one can 13 vs 15...2" is not a biggie, performance tho is a big upgrade, power brick a bit bigger though Idk I guess question is do you value mobility and occasional gaming or movie watching and more frequent gaming And weight is not that different I think Tough one indeed, but I have a powerful desktop, so I'm leaning 13" as more of a ultrabook that can game - even at low settings as long as it doesn't struggle
Ηλίας Γεωργακόπουλος
As a 15" laptop user, i have to tell you that the difference between a 15 and a 13 inch laptop is minor, so if you have a quite large backpack, why not buy a 15" laptop. But its up to you
Axios O7
Axios O7 2 months ago
@Ηλίας Γεωργακόπουλος Yeah, challenging times with tech... Everything exists to make amazing laptops and peripherals, but companies choose to be cheap or do the apple tactics of small updates/changes every year With razer, no one is competing in 13" space except for g14, so they can slow innovation and chill...15" is a different story Idk I want 13" cuz I need portability more, but 15 is not that heavy and offers way more power :/
Ηλίας Γεωργακόπουλος
@Axios O7 alright then, now that i know your needs, i agree with you in waiting for the next year's model of the stealth
Axios O7
Axios O7 3 months ago
@Ηλίας Γεωργακόπουλος I'd buy dell xps...not a fan of HP But all of the 3 don't have a GPU I am not planning to play that much competitive high demanding games, but you never know...maybe I feel like playing some single player relaxed story game So I'd prefer to have a good gpu and screen refresh rate Idk I'm gonna wait for razer stealth 2021, if it's not like book 13...idk, I might get 15" instead
Danny Dev
Danny Dev 3 months ago
Most US-firstrs have a set, picturesque intro. Dave: Oh-kay. Doug DeMuro: TTTHHHHHIIISSSSS...
David Robertson
David Robertson 3 months ago
I don't like that rubber rubbish on razer laptops it has a 2 year lifespan max. Then when the rubber starts debonding razer will tell you to eat a phatty because it's a wear and tear item 🙄
Curt Devine
Curt Devine 3 months ago
You lost me after you said "razer type of keyboard" their keyboards are so bad.
Kevin Park
Kevin Park 3 months ago
Why can’t they make this color for all Razer models
Mr. J
Mr. J 3 months ago
it's a cool brand i want to see some real world videos of xbox game pass performance as gaming phones are sure to be a thing phones are gonna have to be on steroids good thing razor has that covered already, my next phone is gonna need specs like a desktop as far as i'm concerned, i plan on using the duo for this soon as i can get one.
Ivan Serrano
Ivan Serrano 3 months ago
Where do you get all those minimal wallpapers from? I'd really like to have them
pritish mohanty
pritish mohanty 9 days ago
Did you get that wallpaper??
likaboss7654 3 months ago
Wish it came in black
Lenny Izekor
Lenny Izekor 3 months ago
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I am love 3 months ago
is it easy to replace the SSD on the XPS?
TheFrozenGamer YT
TheFrozenGamer YT 3 months ago
I wouldn't consider this an ultrabook, it's too thick.
Erika Doyle
Erika Doyle 3 months ago
Liked how you make ppl rmb that it's not a gaming laptop because a lot of comments here forget that they're watching a review of a Book, not a Blade.
Tobias Stamenkovic
Tobias Stamenkovic 3 months ago
Do System 76'es Lemur Pro! Id really like to know weather or not they can actually compete with the "big guys".
benedictify 3 months ago
I want it
Somesh Deshmukh
Somesh Deshmukh 3 months ago
So he compared it with xps13 and didn't show us if it's touch sensitivity experience. what is wrong with you.
Photoro Lensoman
Photoro Lensoman 3 months ago
I hope the next Razer Stealth will be with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a vapor chamber. Oh and maybe a RTX 3050 gpu :)
Rohit Sapkota
Rohit Sapkota 3 months ago
Hey Dave, how is the keyboard on this one. Short-circuit channel reviewed it and said that the keyboard was not good. I am stuck between buying this or the xps 13. Please help.
m s
m s 3 months ago
£1.3k....for eye candy, i beg just get a g14
Zayn Umar
Zayn Umar 3 months ago
I want to get this laptop
GamingStew 3 months ago
can I expect a 15"?
Ledell James Soriano
Dave can you share that cool wallpaper? 😀
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Death Killer
Death Killer 3 months ago
Is this a really good Laptop for editing/streaming via elgato from console?
dan 3 months ago
I’m planning on buying this, I’m looking at the i5 model, just worried about the matte display not being as nice as glossy when displaying stuff, what do you think?
rafi:ki 3 months ago
why no ryzen version
Absolute Longplay
Absolute Longplay 3 months ago
They better not make the Razer Blade 15 and 17 16:10 also. I hate that 16:10 shit man ever since the first widescreen monitors on pc's.
Mashá Ponce
Mashá Ponce 3 months ago
i hope the charger for this one also works for my razer blade 15 😂😂 fucking brick of a charger man
Michael Hong
Michael Hong 3 months ago
I thought Razor suck as Quality Control.... will not trust them with mission critical data
Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh 3 months ago
I need that wallpaper
OnitsukaTiger82 3 months ago
It's perfect for me. But it's fukkin expensive in Australia.
Mounir BENDAHMANE 3 months ago
Apple just killed the competition...
Pie Crust
Pie Crust 3 months ago
amd man cmon. hard pass
David 3 months ago
Id love to see a review about the Huawei Matebook 14 2020, because i think the Price/Performance ratio is insane on this one, id love to see your opinion on it!
greyrat 3 months ago
yeah I'd prefer the keys to be uniform, Razer could just move the weak speakers
This is TWO SSDs.