Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop aims for MacBook head-on

Chris Burns - Jan 6, 2016, 8:55 am CDT
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Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop aims for MacBook head-on

The Razer Blade Stealth is been revealed as a companion to the Razer Blade gaming laptop, set to be released with a direct-to-consumer model to cut down on prices for the end user. Similar to what Apple does with their Apple Stores, Razer plans on selling this model straight through their Razer Store physical locations and Razer Store online. This device is an Ultrabook, rolling with the latest Intel Core i7 processor and a 4K, 12.5-inch, touchscreen display. Two versions of this device will be available, one with a 4K display, the other with a Quad HD display.

Below you’ll see the full specifications for this laptop. Know this – while this device may look very similar to the original Razer Blade, it is truly a different beast. This laptop’s aim is to disrupt the PC industry, plain and simple. If for no other reason than Razer’s push to sell through their own stores with a product as big as this, the Razer Blade Stealth could usher in a new age for the brand.

Razer Blade Stealth:
• 12.5” IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, capacitive multi-touch display
• QHD (2560 x 1440) – 128GB / 256GB PCIe SSD options
• UHD (3840 x 2160) – 256GB / 512GB PCIe SSD options
• Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor (2.5GHz / 3.1GHz)
• Intel® HD Graphics 520
• 128GB / 256GB PCIe SSD options (QHD display models)
• 256GB / 512GB PCIe SSD options (UHD display models)
• 8GB 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 (2.0MP)
• Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
• HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
• Built-in stereo speakers
• 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
• Built-in array microphone
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
• Compact 45W USB-C power adapter
• Built-in 45Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
• 0.52 in/13.1 mm (H) x 12.6 in/321 mm (W) x 8.1 in/206 mm (D)
• 2.75 lbs. / 1.25 kg

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Much like several of Razer’s full-sized keyboards released over the past year, this laptop will have individually backlit RGB keys. This is very much in the line of Razer Chroma products, meaning you’ll have 16.8-million custom colors, all programmed with the Razer Synapse application.

The base model Razer Blade Stealth will come in at $999 USD – that’s the 2K model (Quad HD), while the highest, end model will cost you $1,599. Pre-orders begin today through Razer online, and starting in February the laptop will be made available in Microsoft Stores around the world.

Stay tuned to our Razer tag portal for more information – and hands-on, of course.



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