When Razer enters gaming laptop market few years ago through its Blade series, many gamers were allured by the combination of sleek design and high performance hardware provided by the gaming laptop under the series. This week, the company has added yet another variation into the series in the form of Blade Stealth.
Dubbed as the ultimate ultrabook, the Blade Stealth shares the same design language as per its older and bigger brothers in the Blade series. Built with aluminum chassis draped in black paintjob, the laptop has a thickness of 13.1 mm and weights around 1.25 kg.
It also features a 12.5-inch IGZO multi-touch display that comes in two resolutions: 2560 x 1440 (QHD) with a pixel density of 234 ppi and 70% Adobe RGB colour space, as well as 3840 x 2160 (UHD/4K) that has pixel density of 352 ppi and 100% Adobe RGB colour space.
With storage options of up to 512GB on its PCIe solid state drive, the Blade Stealth is powered by an Intel Core i7-6500U dual core processors that runs at a base speed of 2.5 GHz. In terms of graphics, Blade Stealth relies on the processor’s own Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU while it also comes standard with 8GB dual-channel LPDDR3-1866MHz RAM that is embedded directly into the laptop.
Being a Razer product, it is not surprising that the Blade Stealth comes with Chroma RGB backlights on its keyboard. Not to forget, Razer has included 45Whr battery into Blade Stealth which provides the laptop with up to 8 hours of battery life.
Integrated graphics is no match to a proper desktop-grade graphics card, so it is a logical move for Razer to also come out with the Core External Graphics Enclosure which provides necessary graphical power to Blade Stealth. This is done through Thunderbolt 3 technology that is supported by Blade Stealth’s USB-C port although gamers need to use a 40Gbps cable in order to make it work.
In addition to the built-in 500W power supply that is used to power the graphics card (which need to be purchased separately) within the enclosure, Razer Core also comes with four USB 3.0 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet port. Yes, the enclosure also features Chroma RGB lighting effects in case you are wondering.
Razer’s new Blade Stealth ultrabook will be released in United States at the end of this month with a price tag that starts at USD 999.99 (approximately RM 4,388) for QHD models and USD 1,399.99 (about RM 6,144) for UHD models. The company somehow didn’t reveal the availability and pricing for its Core graphics enclosure though, so gamers that want to obtain it together with Blade Stealth at the same time have to wait for a little while.