Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook and Razer Core Desktop GPU Enclosure Announced

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Razer announced the Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook and the Razer Core desktop-based GPU expansion at CES 2016 today. The Razer Blade Stealth is a svelte 2.75 pounds and sports a CNC milled aluminum chassis and a 12.5″ touch display. Buyers can choose between an ultra HD 4K or a Quad HD 1440 display. The ultrabook has an Intel Core i7-6500U, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB of RAM, and SSD storage. The Razer Blade Stealth features a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port that can hook up to the new Razer Core external desktop graphics enclosure. Core owners can plug in their favourite desktop GPU from AMD or Nvidia to get the full desktop experience from their tiny ultrabook.

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Razer is changing the distribution model slightly for the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core. Unlike the Razer Blade and the Razer Blade Pro, the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core will be available only through the Razer Store and the Microsoft Store in a direct to consumer model which allows for lower prices. The Razer Blade Stealth is available for order now at the Razer Store and in February 2016 at the Microsoft Store. The Razer Core will ship sometime in the first half of 2016. The Razer Blade Stealth starts at $999 USD. Razer Core pricing has yet to be set.

Specs

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Razer Blade Stealth:

  • 12.5 in. 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 in. / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6 in. / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1 in. / 206 mm (Depth)
  • 2.75 lbs. / 1.25 kg

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Razer Core:

  • Connection to PC via Thunderbolt™ 3 using included 40Gbps cable
  • Supports single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
  • GPU max dimensions – 5.98 in. / 152 mm (Height) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Width) x 12.20 in. / 310 mm (Length)
  • GPU max power support – 375 W
  • USB 3.0 port x 4 (SuperSpeed)
  • Gigabyte Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Chroma lighting (2 zones)
  • Built-in 500 W power supply
  • 8.6 in. / 218.4 mm (Height) x 4.13 in. / 104.9 mm (Width) x 13.38 in. / 339.9 mm (Length)

 

 

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