Razer today announced its new ultrabook Blade Stealth, which is basically a thin and light notebook but with gaming credentials. From looking at it, you’d be forgiven if you thought it was slow. But nope, it’s got a Core i7 6700U humming along at 2.5GHz (3.1GHz turbo), and PCIe SSD that’s configurable up to 512GB–no slow HDD here.
The real kicker though, is the accompanying Razer Core, which is an external graphics card enclosure that connects seamlessly to a USB Type-C connector on the Blade Stealth. Graphics duties are pumped through Thunderbolt 3 over the Type-C connector, and the Core will even route its graphics output back into the Blade Stealth so you can enjoy its 100% Adobe 4K screen. The Core supports a single dual slot graphics cards, so don’t think of trying to wedge in a card with a huge after market cooler.
The rear of the Core gives you 4 standard USB 3.0 ports and a 1 GbE port for wired connections. Pricing has yet to be announced for the Core but the Razer Stealth can be had for $1000, which is quite an astonishing starting price for a Razer notebook.
If you want to do some serious gaming on the Stealth, you’ll want the Core. The Stealth itself only has integrated Intel HD Graphics 520, so while it’ll play the casual stuff, it won’t really be suitable for serious gaming.
We wish Razer allowed more memory options for the Blade Stealth. You can only order the notebook in an 8GB configuration, which some may find a bit low. For the majority of games though, 8GB should suffice.