Razer focuses on productivity with the Razer Book 13 with a 16:10 display

Razer, traditionally known for its ventures in the world of gaming hardware, today announced its venture into the world of productivity laptops with the Razer Book 13. Shifting its focus away from gaming, the Razer Book 13 has no dedicated GPU, but it does feature Intel's Tiger Lake processors with Iris Xe graphics, which should be good enough for some light gaming in a pinch. You can choose from either a Core i5 or Core i7, with the latter also being certified for Intel's Evo platform.

Design-wise, the laptop uses an aluminum unibody design, anodized with a mercury white finish, which strays from the company's signature black color. The white logo also matches the tone of the laptop, instead of being green.

The company has made some choices that productivity-focused users might appreciate, such as the inclusion of a 16:10 display, which comes in Full HD+ (with or without touch) or Ultra HD+ (with touch) flavors. The 13.4-inch panel has relatively small bezels, but there's still a Windows Hello camera along with an HD webcam at the top, and the whole panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

That's not to say the laptop strays completely from Razer's identity, since the keyboard still features per-key RGB Chroma lighting. On the sides of the keyboard, the speaker grills cover the stereo speakers with THX Spatial Audio, and this technology is also enabled for headphones you connect with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Below the keyboard, there's a glass trackpad with Precision drivers.

In terms of ports, you're looking at two Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, full-size HDMI 2.0, and a microSD card slot, in addition to the aforementioned headphone jack.

The Razer Book is available with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The laptop is available for pre-order today, starting at $1,199 for a Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a non-touch Full HD display. For $1,599, you can bump up to a Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and a touch display. At the top of the range, $1,999 gets you 512GB of SSD storage and an Ultra HD display.

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