Razer's Stealth laptop is both ultrabook and gaming PC
Razer has announced a new laptop at CESin Las Vegas, designed to invade both ultrabook and gaming PCterritory. The laptop, known as the Razer Blade Stealth, can bepurchased with an external desktop graphics solution, providing somepotent, upgradable gaming horsepower.
The look of the Stealth is similar toprevious efforts from the company, and like its other laptops,there's a high-specced screen on board, with the 12.5-inch touchdisplay coming in a choice of 4K 3,840 x 2,160 and quad HD 2,560 x1,440 resolutions. Attention has also been paid to the keyboard, withindividually customizable RGB backlit keys.
The machine measures in at just 0.52 in(13.2 mm) thick and weighs 2.75 lb (1.25 kg). It's powered by anIntel Core i7 processor, packs 8 GB of dual channel RAM, and can beconfigured with between 128 GB and 512 GB of SSD storage.
While there's only an integrated IntelHD Graphics 520 solution included in the laptop itself, users will beable to plug in external graphics cards via an optional accessory,known as the Razer Core. We've seen this idea before, most notable inAlienware's Graphics Amplifier, designed to work with the Alienware13 gaming notebook.
Connecting via a Thunderbolt 3 cableplugged into the device's USB-C port, the Core can accommodatefull-length desktop graphics cards, hugely improving the notebook's graphics performance. The aluminum case is easily opened up, and theGPU is secured via a single screw. Users can easily swap in adifferent card, making it easy to upgrade performance down the line.
Razer plans to sell the Stealthdirectly to consumers, and has worked to keep the cost down. Pricesrange from US$999 up to $1,599 depending on specifications, thoughthat figure doesn't include the Razer Core, or the graphics card you'll need to plug into it. The accessory is set toship in the first half of 2016, for an as-of-yet undisclosed price.