There’s plenty to be excited about with this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. For gamers, one of it would be Razer’s newly announced Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook.
The Razer Blade Stealth’s has an amazing form factor, with a thin body of just 13 mm and is super light at around 1.2 kg. It also has a solid build, thanks to its aircraft grade aluminium chassis. The 12 inch ultrabook comes with two different display variants – one with a 4K UHD display and the other a 1440p QHD display, both of which are touch enabled.
Power won’t be compromised either, as Razer says that it will come with the latest Intel Skylake Core i7 and 8GB of RAM. For storage, it will use a PCIe SSD that offers up to three times the speed of standard SSDs. Also, it comes with a USB Type-C port that has a transfer speed of up to 40 Gbps.
This USB Type-C port can be used to connect the ultrabook to another new product by Razer called the Razer Core, which can be used to transform the Blade Stealth a gaming machine. The Razer Core is an external enclosure that allows you to easily install or swap out any dual-slot graphics card, which can then be connected to the ultrabook for greater gaming performance. There are also extra USB 3.0 ports and an Ethernet port at the back of the unit.
Also interesting to note is the price point. It’s clear that Razer intends to disrupt the current market of expensive gaming notebooks. Its plan is to offer a new direct-to-consumer model, offering the Razer Blade Stealth at premium configurations at a relatively cheaper price of USD 999 (roughly RM 4,402), though the most expensive variant does cost a hefty USD 1,599 (roughly RM 7,046). This new model means that Razer can only be purchased through Razer’s own physical and online stores, as well as Microsoft Stores eventually.
“Before today, gamers needed a portable system for everyday work and a separate desktop computer to power their PC games at the highest level possible,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “For the first time ever, there is no need for two separate systems. The Razer Blade Stealth offers the portability of an Ultrabook with the scalability to play hardcore games with desktop graphics performance thanks to the Razer Core. Furthermore, the Razer Blade Stealth starts at just $999, which is significantly lower than any other comparable laptop in its class.”
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