Razer's Not-So-Gaming Ultrabook Is Now Available In Australia

Razer's reputation is built on gaming hardware and peripherals, but you wouldn't know that going by the specs of its latest notebook, the noun-packed Razer Blade Stealth. Announced earlier this year, it can now be purchased direct from Razer, starting from $1549.

Featuring not one, but zero GPUs from NVIDIA or AMD, the Stealth Blade looks to be aimed at consumers looking for an ultrabook, but aren't happy with their options from ASUS, Gigabyte, Dell or the other hundred manufacturers pumping out machines that conform to Intel's standard.

The Stealth comes in four configurations of increasingly larger resolutions and storage (all prices in Australian dollars):

  • Razer Blade Stealth QHD (2560 x 1440) 128GB: $1549
  • Razer Blade Stealth QHD 256GB: $1849
  • Razer Blade Stealth 4K (3840 x 2160) 256GB: $2149
  • Razer Blade Stealth 4K 512GB: $2449

In terms of common hardware, here's what you get:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor (2.5 GHz / 3.1 GHz)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520
  • 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
  • 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6 in. / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1 in. / 206 mm (Depth)

All in a svelte 1.25kg package, which is actually fairly light. It's "CNC-milled out of aircraft grade aluminium" according to the press release, so if you ever drop it, you can bet it'll hit the ground as aerodynamically as possible.

If you're keen to buy, you can hit up Razer's online store, of which there's an Australian version. Though, seeing as it doesn't come with discrete graphics, it's hard to recommend even the cheapest model at $1500.

Razer Blade Stealth [Razer]


Comments

    Its to go with the Razer Core which would make sense. Business on the move and gaming at home with the Core attached.

    If this was out when i bought my macbook pro for uni, it would be a serious contender.

      Yeah, it looks pretty good. Seems to be priced OK as well.

    Is there a reason other than lack of research/general pc knowledge that the article doesn't mention the razer core, which is the reason why it doesn't have discrete graphics?

      I believe it is because razer core is not yet available in Australia. For an ultra slim ultra book, it is actually rather common that it is missing a discrete GPU.

      It is meant to be a macbook air contender anyway

    This is a really poor article.
    How can you not mention the Razer Core?

    Let's not forget that the Razer Core is: a) not yet available b)US$500 without a graphics card.

    So even if you only pop a GTX970 in it, you'd still be looking at well over $1000 in South Pacific pesos once it gets a release here. So there's the real possibility that you could double the price of the base model to get some sort of dedicated graphics for when it's sat at home.

    Seems niche to me.

    Yo Logan. You forgot the core. The peripheral that let's you put a graphics card of your choosing in it. But at that point, there is almost no point in owning a laptop, since you just paid premium for a PC. However the chroma keys are awesome- I will give them that. Let me do that on my black widow chroma and I'll be happy and quiet

    Hey guys, rather than comment individually, I'll just post the one reply here.

    Regarding the lack of mention of the Core, as has been pointed out, it's not yet available in Australia. It'll also cost around $400-500 and requires you to buy or already own a graphics card.

    It's also not unique to the Stealth -- it works with any notebook that supports eGFX / Thunderbolt 3.

    So, the Stealth by itself as an ultrabook seems perfectly fine, but if you're in the market for a notebook you can game on, I'd recommend something that comes with discrete graphics.

      Thanks for the response, but that could've gone in the article originally.

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