Razer is updating its Blade line of 12.5 inch and 14 inch gaming laptops.
The new 2.8 pound, 12.5 inch Razer Blade Stealth is a portable notebook with an Intel Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake processor and Intel HD 620 integrated graphics. The notebook measures half an inch thick and offers up to 9 hours of battery life…. when not gaming.
While the integrated graphics should be good enough for some light gaming duties, you can also connect a Razer Core graphics dock if you want to use a desktop-class graphics card.
Want more power on the go? The 14 inch Razer Blade laptop features an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core Skylake processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics.
Razer Blade Stealth
The smaller laptop is designed to be a portable device that’s a good laptop in its own right, and a serious gaming machine when paired with a Razer Core dock and graphics card… but with a 15 watt, dual-core CPU it won’t ever really be quite as powerful as the 14 inch model with its 45 watt, quad-core processor.
Razer’s Blade Stealth has a reasonably affordable starting price of $999… but you’ll have to pay $399 extra if you want the Razer Core graphics dock, and that price doesn’t include an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card.
But let’s just take a look at what you get if you buy the laptop itself:
- 2560 x 1440 pixel (QHD) or 3840 x 2160 pixel (UHD) IGZO multi-touch display options
- 128GB – 512GB PCIe SSD options (for QHD model)
- 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD options (for UHD model)
- Up to 16GB of LPDDR3-1866 MHz memory
- Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C and two USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI 2.0a
- Stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headset jack
- Backlit keyboard
- 802.1ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 53.6 Wh battery
- 12.6″ x 8.1″ x 0.52″
- 2.84 pounds
With great sizer comes greater… price and performance.
This model slls for $1799 and up and its features include:
- 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel matte IPS or 3200 x 1800 pixel IGZO display options
- 256GB – 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD options
- 16GB of DDR4-2144 MHz
- Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C and three USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI 2.0
- Stereo speakers and 3.5mm headset jack
- Razer Synapse-enabled programmable backlit keyboard
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 70 Wh battery
- 13.6″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″
- 4.16 pounds (1080p version) or 4.3 pounds (QHD+ version)