Razer's unveiled their latest refresh of the Blade, their flagship gaming laptop. Now we've got local pricing - and prices for the new Core X GPU enclosure as well.
We'll start with the Razer Blade first. While there's no pricing available on the iterations of Blade with the 4K screen, prices for the 1080p IPS model start from $3000.
Here's the exact pricing for each iteration. Note that all models of the Blade ship with 16GB of RAM and the i7-8750H (2.2Ghz/4.1GHz) CPU.
$2,999.00 - Display: FHD(60Hz), GPU: GTX 1060, HDD: 256GB
$3,399.00 - Display: FHD(144Hz), GPU: GTX 1060, HDD: 512GB
$3,699.00 - Display: FHD(144Hz), GPU: GTX 1070, HDD: 256GB
$3,999.00 - Display: FHD(144Hz), GPU: GTX 1070, HDD: 512GB
The pricing puts the base version of this year's Blade at $100 more, although you're getting a screen that's almost 2 full inches larger, so that's not a bad trade-off.
It's a similar story as you go up the line. The 2018 Blade with 512GB storage is around $300 more than last year's, but you're getting a 144Hz screen as well as all the other improvements.
As for the Core X, that'll be available in Australia for $469. One big advantage here is that the Core X will also support Mac laptops, which helps gaming on Mac substantially although you're still limited to the range of games with Mac support.
For the rest of the specs, they are as follows:
Connection to PC: Thunderbolt™ 3 using included 40Gbps cable
GPU Type: Up to 3-Slot wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
GPU Max Power Support: 500 Watts
Razer Core X max inner dimensions: 330mm x 160mm x 60mm
Input & Output: Thunderbolt™ 3 (for connection to PC)
Whether you've got some spare GPUs lying around is another matter, but I can see Mac users getting a ton of use out of the Core X. That said, Apple is widely expected to announce a new line of MacBook Pro's at WWDC next Tuesday.
But if you'd rather grab a cheaper MacBook and spend that extra grand on the Core X and a good GPU to go with it, that's a viable option too. More info about the Razer Blade and the Core X can be found on Razer's site.