Razer has given a boot to the pants of their most impressive gaming notebooks this week at PAX, coming correct with both a refreshed Razer Blade and a refreshed Razer Blade Stealth. This notebook’s new features include a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, twice as much memory as the most recent release, and increased battery life. Razer suggests that this notebook will get “up to 9 hours battery life,” in fact. The look of this notebooks remains largely the same – much like the Razer Blade (without the Stealth) being announced today.
For a closer look at what the most recent variation of this notebook can do, have a peek at our Razer Blade Stealth Review. This is a notebook that we called “a true MacBook alternative at last.” It’s some real top-quality hardware, to be sure.
This version of the Razer Blade Stealth comes in several different variations. On the lower end there’s a $999 Black unit with QHD display, 128GB PCIe storage, and 8GB memory inside. This unit has a 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz) processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, and a weight and size at 2.84 lbs. and 0.52 x 12.6 x 8.1-inches.
The differences between that first unit and the rest are in the display, storage, and memory. There’s a $1,249 model with a QHD display, 256 GB PCIe storage, and 16GB memory. Another QHD model comes in Black for $1,399 with 512 GB PCIe storage and 16GB memory.
Two models are offered with 4K displays. One is available for $1,599 with 512 GB PCIe storage and 16GB memory, the other is $1,899 with 1TB PCIe storage and 16GB memory.
Below you’ll see full specifications for this refreshed notebook line:
• 12.5 in. IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, capacitive multi-touch display
• QHD (2560 x 1440) or UHD (3840 x 2160)
• Intel Core i7-7500U Dual-Core Processor (2.7 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
• Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics
• 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options (QHD display models)
• 512 GB / 1 TB PCIe SSD options (UHD display models)
• Up to 16 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
• Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Killer Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
• Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
• Plug and play support for Razer Core external graphics enclosure
• USB 3.0 port x 2 (SuperSpeed)
• Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
• Razer Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
• HDMI 2.0a 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 53.6 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
• Up to 9 hours of battery life
• 0.52 in. / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6 in. / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1 in. / 206 mm (Depth)
• 2.84 lbs. / 1.29 kg
This notebook will start at $999 USD and will be on sale starting September 2nd, 2016 (that’s today) through the Razer Store online. Retail availability will begin in September through Microsoft Stores and Amazon online.