RAZER LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE ULTRABOOK: ULTRA-PORTABILITY, MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND UNBEATABLE VALUE
Razer plans to disrupt the PC industry by offering a new direct-to-consumer laptop model where the Razer Blade Stealth will be sold with premium configurations at a lower price points than competitors
SYDNEY, AU, 12 May 2016 – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the ultimate Ultrabook™, the Razer Blade Stealth featuring an incredibly sleek form factor, the latest Intel Core i7 processor and the most visually stunning QHD or 4K display panels.
Razer is also planning on disrupting the entire PC industry with an innovative new direct-to-consumer model that allows the new Razer Blade Stealth to be sold with premium configurations, but at a lower price point relative to the competition.
The Razer Blade Stealth measures 13.1 mm thin and weighs just 1.25kg. Razer’s latest chassis is CNC-milled out of aircraft grade aluminium, providing a sleek yet solid design. Its 12.5-in. touch display comes in two resolutions: an Ultra HD variant with an eye-dazzling 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, and a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution version. Both displays are touch-enabled and feature wide viewing angles and high-color saturation to display content with striking clarity and accuracy.
To power both models, Razer’s award-winning design team equipped the Razer Blade Stealth with the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. 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, providing a combination of components that offer high performance in an extremely portable form factor. Additionally, Thunderbolt™ 3 provides remarkable connectivity via the Blade Stealth’s compact USB-C port at speeds of up to 40 Gbps, the fastest, most versatile link to any dock, display or data device.
The Razer Blade Stealth base model will start at AU$1,549, while the highest-end version will sell for AU$2,449. By way of its direct-to-consumer program, the Razer Blade Stealth is priced significantly less than comparable systems from other manufacturers and will only be available through Razer’s online store.
In addition, the Razer Blade Stealth is the first laptop in the world equipped with individually backlit RGB keys. Millions of color options for the keyboard are available thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology. All Razer Chroma products – which include mice, keyboards, headsets and a mouse mat – feature 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and more, enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button.
The Razer Blade Stealth joins the Company’s storied line of systems products. The 14-inch Razer Blade and 17-inch Razer Blade Pro set the industry benchmark for power and portability, redefining what a gaming laptop could be. At past Consumer Electronics shows, Razer won official “Best of CES” awards with the Razer Switchblade, Project Fiona and Project Christine concepts. The Razer Edge tablet won the CES “Best of Show” in 2013, besting a field of more than 20,000 electronic devices at the world’s most prestigious tech tradeshow. Continuing to set the standard at CES 2016, the Razer Blade Stealth won “Best of CES – Best PC” making it the only company to win an official “Best of CES” award for six consecutive years. Engadget, the official awards partner at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, selected the Razer Blade Stealth as the winner for the “Best PC” product at the show. The device also won “People’s Choice” by way of an open public vote.