Check Out Xe Graphics
Intel’s Evo certification is a continuation of Project Athena, which is more or less their old Ultrabook standard risen from the dead via a necromantic ritual. The standard requires having an 11th Gen Core processors with Intel Iris Xe, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, at least nine hours of battery life on an HD screen and the ability to resume from sleep in less than a second. For everyone but AMD shareholders, these are good goals to have.
The $1500 model of the Razer Book 13 fits these specifications, on paper at least, and so TechSpot set out to determine if it does in real world usage. The 13.4″ touch screen is an attractive 1920 x 1200 and there is a full sized HDMI to connect to an external screen. In total it weighs in at 3.1lbs (1.4kg) and measures 0.6 x 11.6 x .7.8″ (15 x 295 x 199mm) and it is held shut by a magnet which ensures it doesn’t partially open when in your bag, though that necessitates the use of two hands to open it.
The integrated Xe graphics will let you play most games at the native resolution as long as you lower the graphics settings, as you would expect. Razer sells a Core X Thunderbolt 3 external GPU system which you can connect to the laptop if you need additional graphics horsepower, something TechSpot intends to test in the future.
The Razer Book 13 takes a stab at the lucrative business and productivity laptop market with this Intel EVO certified, Tiger Lake-powered ultraportable. Let's see how it stacks up.