Razer is well known for their gaming gear and hardware, it consistently gets some of the best reviews out there. Now the company has just announced their newest Razer Blade Stealth which is packing Intel’s 8th gen quad-core CPU inside. But wait, there’s more! Along with the Razer Blade Stealth, the company is announcing the new Razer Core V2 external graphics enclosure. The Core V2 transforms your Razer Blade Stealth into a desktop-class gaming machine! Or so they say, we’ll find out once they send one out to us for review. Let’s talk about the Core V2 real quick before we jump into the new Stealth.
The Core V2 features “the world’s first” dual Thunderbolt 3 internal controller design which separates lanes for both graphics and connected devices. Razer says this provides a more fluid gameplay experience. The Core V2 comes with four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet so you can plug in peripherals. There’s a 500W power supply inside the V2 and cooling fans to ensure your graphics card doesn’t get too toasty.
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. Content creators will be pleased as well since the V2 allows users to connect an external high-end desktop NVIDIA Quadro GPU to Thunderbolt 3 eGPU-enabled laptops.
Now, the Razer Blade Stealth is packing some goodies as well. The quad-core variant comes equipped with a quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor. Razer says it “enables extraordinary performance and responsiveness with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4 GHz”, and improves battery life up to 10 hours for mobility. Razer also includes 16 GB of dual-channel system memory, and extra memory is always appreciated.
The 13.3″ Quad HD+ panel has a resolution of 3200×1800 and is also touch-enabled with a 100% sRGB color space. The Blade Stealth has been praised for its slim footprint and it retains impressive smallness with huge power. The machine measures in at 0.54 inches thin and weighs 2.97 pounds. Of course, the materials used are always top notch, and for the starting price of $1699USD, they’d better use good materials.
“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 new quad-core Razer Blade Stealth is available at $1,699USD 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.
The Razer Core V2 will be available at $499USD and will be shipping soon in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
Last Updated on October 17, 2017.