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]