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Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U Support

Common Questions

Can I overclock my Razer Blade Stealth 13"(2017) Intel 8550U?

Razer laptops are carefully crafted and its components are tuned to give the best performance under the most demanding gaming conditions. We do not recommend over-clocking your CPU, GPU, and/or RAM as these alter the delicate balance of performance and reliability of the system. There is associated risk of damage to crucial components if unauthorized changes are made, which will result in voiding manufacturer’s warranty.

What colors will the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) Intel 8550U available in?

It will be available in Black and Gunmetal versions.


My trackpad does not respond anymore after restarting the system. What should I do?

If you encounter this, try shutting down the system and power it on again. If the issue persists, uninstall Synapse and download the latest Synapse Framework from Razer support site.

My Razer Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 8550U will not charge when plugged into the AC adapter, and the green LED is lit on the AC adapter.

Try unplugging the AC adapter from the wall outlet for approximately 30 seconds, then plug the AC adapter back in.

My internet or Wi-Fi connection indicates that I am connected to the network, but I am unable to connect to the internet. What should I do?

Most modems have an indicator that shows if it is connected to the internet, check if your modem is connected to the internet. If your modem does indicate that you are connected to the internet, try restarting your modem. If you are still having issues, contact your local internet provider to ensure that the connection is stable.

Why does the brightness of my Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U display seem to change slightly when I load new content or images?

The Razer Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 8550U display features a Content-Aware Brightness Controller (CABC). This feature dynamically adjusts the display settings to provide longer battery life. This technology allowed Razer to include a larger 13" panel with a higher resolution while still achieving similar battery life to the previous Blade Stealth 12" QHD models.

Most users will not even notice this feature as the brightness changes are subtle. Some graphic designers, photographers, and other users that need full control over the panel brightness and color settings may prefer not to have this feature.

Razer does offer a firmware update that will enable the user to turn off this feature.

Note: Battery life may be reduced once the feature is disabled.


How do I replace the battery in my Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U?

Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U batteries should be replaced by an authorized Razer Repair Center. Should you feel your battery is defective and needs replacing, contact the Razer Support team and we will be happy to assist you.

Can I use third-party power adapters with the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U?

We only recommend using Razer power supplies with the Razer Blade Stealth. Third-party adapters have not been tested to meet our standards and may lead to damage to the system. You can purchase replacement or spare AC adapters from RazerStore.

How can I extend the battery life of my Razer Blade Stealth when on-the-go?

In addition to turning down the display brightness and adjusting the power settings, tweaking the lighting effects of the Chroma keyboard can help maximize battery life. Here are some tips for extending your travel time when going in Stealth mode.


Extended Battery Life

Max Battery Life

Keyboard Brightness

Press and hold Function (FN) + F10 to dim the Chroma keyboard providing additional power saving. If you wish to brighten the keyboard press and hold Function (FN) + F11.

Keyboard lighting - Off

Keyboard Effect or Color 

Setting the Chroma keyboard to a solid red, green or blue color in addition to disabling keyboard effects will help optimize battery life. Lighting effects can be configured in Razer Synapse. 

Keyboard lighting - Off

What do the different colors on the Blade Stealth LED status indicator mean?

The front LED indicator shines depending on the status of the Blade.

  • White Pulse - Sleep mode

  • Green Pulse - System is on, but the display is off, or lid is closed

  • Dim Red - Low Battery (10% left)

  • Bright Red - Lower Battery (3% left)

When the system is on and in use, the LED will normally be off except under the conditions mentioned above. The LED will also not light when the unit is turned off, even if the adapter is plugged in and charging.

Note: The status indicator is not an HDD indicator.

What are the available storage configurations for the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) Intel 8550U?

It is currently available with the 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD. Watch out for further announcements on Razer.

Will the 45w adapter work with the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U?

No, it uses a 65w power adapter only. You should not use the previous 45W Stealth adapters with the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U.


Does the Razer Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 855U support VT-x and VT-d (Intel Virtualization Technology)?

Yes, VT-d is always enabled on the Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 855U. VT-x by default is enabled, but you can turn off this technology by going to Task Manager > Performance > CPU.

Can I dual-boot, partition, or otherwise modify the Blade’s operating system?

The Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U is designed for compatibility with the as-shipped OS. Should you want to install or modify the OS, format the boot drive then install your preferred OS. Razer Warranty and support is only available for the as-shipped OS.

Is the Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U compatible with other Synapse 2.0 devices?

Yes, all Synapse 2.0-ready devices will automatically sync your custom settings with the cloud.

I just purchased the Razer Core. How can I update my Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U with the latest update for Windows 10 (Windows Fall Creator update Version 1709)?

Razer recommends following the update procedure by manually checking for updates.

Windows 10 periodically checks for updates, so you do not have to. When an update is available, it is automatically downloaded and installed, keeping your device up to date with the latest features.

To check for updates, select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and select "Check for updates". If the Windows Update says that your device is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available.

Can I turn CABC on or off on my Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550?

By default, CABC (Content Adaptive Backlight Control) is turned on in your Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U. If you wish to turn it off, follow the instructions within this document.

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