Razer has revealed a new version of the Blade Stealth powered by Intel’s new eighth generation processors. Accompanying the new gaming laptop is the Razer Core V2, a refreshed version of Razer’s external GPU enclosure.
The new Razer Blade stealth sports an Intel Core i7-8550U, with Turbo Boost speeds going up to 4GHz. Aside from that, the internals are relatively the same. It’s still a 13.3-inch Quad HD+ (3200×1800) display with up to 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, and Intel HD Graphics 620.
As before, the Blade Stealth is designed to be a lightweight productivity minded laptop; despite coming from gamer driver company like Razer. It’s also mean to be used in conjunction with the Razer Core V2 enclosure to provide graphics processing using an external GPU.
Like the original version the Core V2 enclosure takes advantage of the bandwidth afforded by Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology. This new Razer Core is expanded to accommodate Nvidia’s new 10-series graphics cards and AMD Radeon 500 series graphics cards.
Sadly, it appears that the Razer Blade Stealth is still unavailable in Malaysia; and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. The refreshed laptop is set to be sold for $1699 (about RM7200) in the US and Canada; with the UK, Germany, and France later this year. The Razer Core V2 is set to be sold for $499 (about RM2100) in those same countries.