Razer Blade Stealth was launched at CES 2016 and we could not resist to give it a close look. The first impression was positive and confirms the commitment of the Californian company, primarily focused on devices and software for gamers, including the field of notebook (indeed of ultrabook). In recent times, in fact, Razer has announced the extension of the marketing of Razer Blade to Europe (Italy included) and partnering with Lenovo, which gave the first result the new Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Razer Edition.
Razer Blade Stealth
In short, it shows us that Razer Blade Stealth “wants to be noticed” with a model that will shake the market, offering a data-sheet top, a lightweight design at a price never seen in the category. Before focusing on his hardware equipment and also understand its potential, take a moment to watch our video-live test (above) because it gives you a preview of an overview of the notebook, especially from the aesthetic point of view.
Razer Blade Stealth has a thickness of 13.1 mm and a weight of only 1.25 kg. It has an aluminum chassis milled aircraft, which gives it a particularly thin design but always solid. Its 12.5-inch touch display is available in two resolutions: one version Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) and 100% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, and a version with Quad HD resolution (2540 x 1440 pixels). Both displays support touch capabilities and offer extended viewing angles and high color saturation to show content with absolute clarity and precision.
The keyboard has Chroma Razer Razer Blade Stealth: metal frame and thin as a blade
To give just enough power to both models of the Razer Blade Stealth, the acclaimed Razer design team chose the latest Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) with integrated graphics Intel HD 520. The PCIe SSD technology offers speeds up three times higher than conventional solid state drives. All models will be equipped with a dual-channel system memory 8GB LPDDR3-1866 MHz, Bluetooth 4.1, two USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI 1.4b. In addition, Thunderbolt 3 allows connectivity noteworthy, through the small USB-C Blade Stealth, with speeds of up to 40Gbps, the fastest and most versatile connection to any media, device or screen data. The operating system is Windows 10 64-bit. Razer Blade Stealth is also the first laptop in the world to be equipped with RGB backlit buttons individually.
The basic version of the Razer Blade Stealth (QHD display, 128GB SSD) will be offered at $ 999, while its high end version will cost $ 1,599 (4K display and 512GB SSD). Thanks to its direct-to-consumer program, Stealth Razer Blade will be priced significantly lower than comparable systems from other manufacturers. Will be available at the physical store and online Razer, they can already pre-order and deliveries will begin in January. In February, the availability of Razer Blade Stealth will also extend to the Microsoft store.
Update: The new Stealth Blade will be available in Italy, roughly in the first quarter 2016. Still unknown prices.
Razer Core external graphics card
But what is special about the handset is its dock, with external graphics, allowing you to use any AMD or Nvidia GPUs for desktop PCs for the notebook. His name is Razer Core and is currently not yet available (it will be in the first half of 2016). It ‘a rather cumbersome device, has its own 500-watt and supports graphics cards up to 375 watts. It is not intended to mobility, but the power.
Its use is simple: it will be only a single Thunderbolt cable 3 (USB-C) to connect power and data, and to connect the Razer Razer Blade Stealth Core. Physical installation of the GPU takes seconds – its solid aluminum housings sliding open effortlessly and just one screw to secure the graphics card in place. The dock also offers four additional USB 3.0 ports, and Ethernet connectivity. The plug-and-play compatible graphics cards allows fast connections without the need to reboot the PC. In this way, living the experience of a desktop in a laptop small and light it is easier than ever.