The thin, light package is something Razer fans are familiar with, and they’ll appreciate a few other familiar features as well. The most prominent of these is the Razer Chroma integration that allows users to customize the color of the individual buttons on the keyboard. You can set them to a rainbow theme if you want, or use them to highlight program-specific shortcuts like Photoshop, Premiere, or more. In this way, Razer says light enhances productivity and isn’t simply aesthetically pleasing.
The Book 13 also has a few other features brought over from its game-centric brothers. The keyboard is surrounded by two speakers facing upwards for clearer sound and has THX sound enhancements similar to the Blade series. The Book 13 also has a vapor chamber cooling system to keep things cool and running smoothly (and quiet, which helps reduce distractions according to Razer.) It also supports the company’s Core X external GPUs via Thunderbolt cable.
You won’t need an eGPU connection if you don’t want more intensive gaming – the Book 13 comes with an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and enough Iris Xe graphics for casual play. You’ll also get 8GB or 16GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. Those who want more storage can choose to configure 512GB or upgrade to a 2TB drive.
Since the Book 13’s touch models are certified under Intel’s Evo program, that means they are said to last up to 14 hours, recharge up to 4 hours of use in 30 minutes, and offer features like Instant wake-up and modern standby. The nontouch variant is not Evo certified as the touchscreen is a prerequisite for that show.
All of this is housed in a CNC-milled frame with an anodized white finish that is electrically bonded to the aluminum body. This makes the Book 13 durable and scratch-resistant, says Razer. There is only one color option available – this “mercury white” color is the same as the one in the creator-focused Blade 15 series. Book 13 starts at $ 1,199 and you can pre-order today. Units will begin shipping later this month.