Razer's New Blade Stealth Ultrabook is Targeted at Gamers

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Meet Razer’s newest ultrabook — the Blade Stealth — with a new sleek form factor, the latest Intel Core i7 processor and QHD or 4K display panels.

Starting at AU$1,549 and with the highest-end version priced at AU$2,449, this is Razer’s attempt to replace your portable computer, your desktop computer and your gaming computer all in one swoop (UK prices TBC).

Aiming for a “sleek yet solid” design at 13.1-mm thin and weighing 1.25kg, Razer’s latest chassis is CNC-milled out of aircraft grade aluminium. Its 12.5-inch touch display comes in two resolutions: an Ultra HD variant with 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 per cent coverage of the Adobe RGB colour space, and a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution version. Both displays are touch-enabled and feature wide viewing angles and high-colour saturation.

The 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor powers both models, and PCIe SSD technology offers up to three times faster speeds than traditional solid-state drives. All models will feature 8 GB of dual-channel system memory. Thunderbolt 3 provides connectivity via the Blade Stealth’s compact USB-C port at speeds of up to 40 Gbps.

Here’s a video so you can see what Razer are going for here:

If shiny coloured lights are your thing, you’ll be happy about this. Razer says its Blade Stealth is the first laptop in the world equipped with individually backlit RGB keys, with millions of colour options for the keyboard available thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology.

All Razer Chroma products — which include mice, keyboards, headsets and a mouse mat — feature 16.8 million customisable colours and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and more, enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows synchronising lighting colours and patterns between Chroma devices.

Here are the full specs:

  • 12.5-inch IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, capacitive multi-touch display
  • QHD (2560 x 1440)
  • 128 GB / 256GB PCIe SSD options
  • UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options
  • Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor (2.5 GHz / 3.1 GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 128 GB / 256 GB PCIe SSD options (QHD display models)
  • 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options (UHD display models)
  • 8 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x 2 (SuperSpeed)
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
  • HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Compact 45 W USB-C power adapter
  • Built-in 45 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • 0.52-inch / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6-inch / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1-inch / 206 mm (Depth)
  • 2.75 lbs / 1.25 kg

Razer Blade Stealth is available now online. The QHD 128G is AU$1,549, the QHD 256GB AU$1,849, the 4K 256GB costs AU$2,149 and the 4K 512GB comes in at AU$2,449 (UK prices TBC).

What do you guys think? Have Razer hit the right notes here?


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