Razer Book 13
Maximum PC|April 2021
A new chapter
SAM LEWIS

RAZER, KNOWN FOR its high-performance hardware, has offered a change in direction from its usual gaming-focused machines here. The Razer Book 13’s selling point is performance meets productivity. So, being a bit out of Razer’s comfort zone, how does this ultrabook make a mark on the productivity world? Well, there are three models of the Book 13—we have the range-topping model with a quad-core 11th-Gen Intel Core i71165G7, and a UHD touchscreen display.

Let’s get straight into that display. For productivity and general usage, it’s an extremely crisp panel. Colors pop on the 13.4-inch screen, and at 60Hz it looks smooth, though it’s not the best for gaming. The panel is 16:10 with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,400. This creates a tight PPI density of 338 for excellent detail, while the aspect ratio gives you a little more vertical real estate on your screen. You’ll be able to see more on a page, which helps in the productivity sector. It is a very responsive touchscreen display, but you’ll likely have to scale things up, as it can get fiddly with the tiny icons. The screen also fits the chassis perfectly, with tiny bezels all around.

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