Razer announced the new Razer Blade Stealth laptop this week, confirming that the new models will offer Intel’s latest 8th generation quad-core processor. The company also detailed the new Razer Core V2 external graphics enclosure, allowing users to take advantage of external GPUs for more demanding games.
The new Razer Blade Stealth quad-core variant comes equipped with a quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4 GHZ. The model also offers improved battery life, which now provides up to 10 hours of mobility. For extreme multitasking, Razer also includes 16 GB of dual-channel system memory.
The Razer Blade Stealth features the 13.3-inch Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) IGZO touch-enabled display with 100 percent sRGB color space. The laptop retains its claim as one of the most portable and durable machines on the market, measuring 0.54 inches thin and weighing 2.97 pounds. The chassis is CNC-milled from aircraft grade aluminum, and available in either black or gunmetal gray finish. The black version of the Razer Blade Stealth remains one of the only ultra-portable laptops in the world equipped with the individually backlit Razer Chroma laptop keyboard. The gunmetal gray variant features a tone-on-tone Razer logo and responsive white backlit keyboard, offering a sleek, solid and professional design.
“Our engineers have done something truly remarkable with the new Blade Stealth by significantly increasing power while extending battery life,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The new Blade Stealth is the most well-rounded Windows laptop out there, and it can be further supercharged with the help of the new Razer Core V2.”
The Razer Core V2 allows gamers to seamlessly transform highly mobile Thunderbolt 3 laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth into a desktop-class gaming experience. A single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection is all it takes to connect a laptop with the graphics enclosure. It now features the world’s first dual Thunderbolt 3 internal controller design that separates lanes for both graphics and connected devices, ensuring fluid gameplay. The external graphics enclosure comes with four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet for connecting a wide array of peripherals.
This compact design encloses a 500W power supply to provide adequate power for graphics and connected devices. The machine-crafted enclosure and additional cooling fans are designed to work with the graphics card to quickly dispense heat and provide optimal performance.
The Razer Core V2 external graphics enclosure sports a redesigned internal layout that fits an expanded range of taller graphics cards. It now supports the most popular gaming graphics cards, including NVIDIA GeForce 10 series and AMD Radeon 500 series with XConnect technology.
For professional use, the Razer Core V2 now allows users to connect an external high-end desktop NVIDIA Quadro GPU to Thunderbolt 3 eGPU-enabled laptops, harnessing the power of high-performance, professional graphics to dramatically accelerate the workflow and create a truly compact workstation.
Physical installation of GPUs takes seconds with the Razer Core. Its durable aluminum housing slides open with minimal effort, with a single screw that secures the graphics card in place. Razer’s solution helps future-proof laptops, as graphics cards are easily swappable with new components as they become available.
The new quad-core Razer Blade Stealth is available at $1,699 and is equipped with 16GB of RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD. It is shipping today from RazerStore.com in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, and Germany. It’s also a great time to shop the previous models, which have been reduced on sites like Amazon.
The Razer Core V2 will be available at $499 and will be shipping soon in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.