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Razer, the premium gaming hardware company, announced earlier today that they plan on releasing an update to their popular Blade gaming ultrabook. This new version called the Razer Blade Stealth aims to be the ultimate solution to gaming on the go, and incorporates quite a few upgrades to the original Blade, as well as some new tidbits. 

The Stealth‘s screen is a tidy 12.5” touch display that come in 2 flavors: an Ultra HD screen at a 3840×2160 resolution, or a Quad HD screen running at a 2560×1440 resolution. The screen is Adobe RGB capable, which means that the colors will look bright and sharp. 

Razer Blade Stealth (1)

Under the hood, the Stealth also houses an impressive 6th generation i7 processor running at 2.5GHz, which the ultrabook’s Turbo Boost feature can speed up to 3.1GHz at the expense of battery life. The video card is the Intel HD Graphics 520, which isn’t a fantastic onboard video card but is able to run most modern games when the settings are turned down a notch. The Stealth can also be ordered to include up to 512GB of internal SSDs for that buttery-smooth startup and 8GB dual-channel RAM. 

The ultrabook will also include a Thuberbolt-3 jack capable of reading and writing at speeds up to 40 Gbps, and can be connected to USB, display ports, PCI Express slots and other Thunderbolt enabled devices. 

Razer Blade Stealth (2)

What will this cost you? A pretty hefty sum, but not as high as you might expect. 

The starting price for the Stealth is $999. The starting model includes a 2560×1440 screen, the i7 core, 8GB of internal memory and a 128GB SSD. If you want to upgrade to a model with 256GB disc space you’ll have to shell out an additional $200. If you want the 4K screen with the 256GB SSD the grand total adds up to $1399, with the final 512GB SSD option bringing the price up to a total of $1599. I gotta say, that’s a bit too steep a price for a storage upgrade. 

Razer also announced a new graphics card enclosure called the Core that allows users to connect more powerful graphics cards to their laptops for a desktop-like gaming experience on the go. The Core is supposed to come out in the first half of this year. 

Razer Core

To top it off, here’s a trailer for both devices.

 

For more info you can check out the official announcement page over at Razer’s official website

edit: I mistakenly said that the Core did not have a release date, and while that is true I forgot to specify that it is supposed to come out in the first half of this year. I have rectified it above.


Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.