The Razer Blade Stealth & Razer Core

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Jan 5, 2016.

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  1. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    UPDATE - June 21, 2016

    We're scaling up production of the Razer Core as quickly as possible. They will be available very soon though in limited supply, we appreciate your understanding and will keep you guys updated on availability.
    *** A wave of Razer Core units will be available for purchase at 6pm PST, June 22.\
    *** NEW: June 23, another wave for sale going up at 8PM PST.

    Meet the Ultimate Ultrabook, the Razer Blade Stealth:


    The Blade Stealth defines ultra-mobility and performance - equipped with a stunning 12/5” Ultra HD touchscreen, the 6th-Gen Intel Core i7-6500U processor, PCIe SSD and 8GB dual-channel memory all housed in the now-iconic super sleek aluminum body.

    The Blade Stealth sports the world’s first individually backlit RGB keyboard powered by Razer Chroma. Personalize the Blade Stealth right down to each single key with 16.8 million color options and sync it with the rest of your Chroma-enabled Razer hardware.

    It is equipped with the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 technology with Thunderbolt to USB-C speeds of up to 40Gbps that transfers data, video and power in a single versatile cable. Now why is this important?


    Ultrabook, meet the gaming desktop – introducing the new Razer Core.

    The world’s first true plug and play Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) external graphics enclosure – the Razer Core supercharges your Ultrabook and transforms it into a full gaming setup. A Chroma-enabled enclosure that houses a full-length, double-wide PCIe desktop graphics card, 4 USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet, the Core has plug and play support for compatible graphics cards which means, there’s no need to reboot your system when you fuse the Razer Blade Stealth with the Razer Core.

    Demolish the gaming desktop-laptop debate for good with the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core.

    Razer Blade Stealth now available from US$999:

    Watch the super sexy trailer here.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
  2. jgoodman458

    jgoodman458 Member

    Definition of awesome. I'm not kidding, it says it in the dictionary.
  3. jianzhou

    jianzhou Active Member

    it looks awesome but i still prefer build in ... but the concept quite cool!
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  4. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    Coool, its like a mini blade YESSSSS
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  5. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Wow, that sounds great -- how exciting. I can't wait to see reviews down the road. :) :)
  6. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    Razer Blade Chrome later on?....
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  7. jianzhou

    jianzhou Active Member

    ddr 4 or ddr 5?
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  8. Kidlightning

    Kidlightning Member

    is the razer core only compatible with Blade Stealth?
  9. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Just preordered!

    I imagine the Razer Core would be compatible with all 2016 Blade models, IMHO
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  10. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    I would say that the Blade Stealth is unnecessary. What sets it apart from other ultrabooks, especially for the $1000 price tag? An attempt to do what Apple does, however Apple has the advantage of their own OS, which I assume attracts users. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful machine and the addition of chroma is good news for the bigger Blades, but there is nothing special about it apart from chroma.
    Took a second pass and compared ultrabooks of that size vs cost and I take it back #hailrazer

    The Razer Core although being essentially the same thing as the Alienware Graphics Amplifier doesn't use a proprietary plug, instead using the Thunderbolt C means that a vast range of laptops will be able to use this. This is seriously HUGE news to everyone that has a laptop or plans to get one. In fact it may actually get some people to switch to laptops, not just Razer but any laptop. The input/output may seem like a relatively insignificant decisions, but it isn't, this is Razer saying "Remember this is 'For Gamers. By Gamers.'" How many arms and legs will it cost though?
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  11. hueyyang

    hueyyang Member

    I'm using a mobile device so I can't scroll down to see the spec. Someone tell me what graphic card it uses!
  12. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for a Windows laptop with excellent build quality, in about this size, that can be used for gaming.

    Nothing out there matches this. Nothing. Trust me, other than the XPS 13 (which doesn't have any gaming capability other than integrated graphics, and can't use an eGPU), the market is bare.

    I love using my Razer Blade, but it's a bit big to take on airplanes. The Blade Stealth is an amazing new tool, and I can't wait to use it.
  13. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Integrated graphics on the actual laptop, can use USB-C for the Razer Core eGPU
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  14. klleee

    klleee Member

    My wallet cant survive this
  15. Gabchan

    Gabchan Member

    I literally couldnt wait for this so as soon i saw this i went to the website and attempted to buy it and turns out its only avalible in the US for now. Come onnnnnn bring it to SINGAPOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
  16. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    You prompted me to take a look at other ultrabooks of that size(not something I normally look at) and you are absolutely right.
  17. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    The problem is that Apple utterly dominates that market (~$1000 excellent build quality ultraportable). Obviously OSX isn't ideal for gaming, but for the vast majority of the college/business crowd the MacBook Air 11" was a perfect fit. (Heck, we have 4 in my family alone!)

    Finally, there is an alternative! If Razer knocks the build quality on this out of the park, they may have just created a monster.
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  18. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

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  19. jerryshengo

    jerryshengo New Member

    So this is similar to MSI and Alienware where the dGPU can be used on the laptop, right? Also, isn't the not so high-end dual core (it's a U series, not HQ or anything) going to be a severe bottleneck of the system, even with a super high-end GPU? I wish it was quad core like the MSI Shadow (QUAD core i7 5950HQ / 5700HQ).

    EDIT: oh yeah, user Raijin brought up a good point about the 8GB RAM. Unless the ram is upgradable, I think the 8GB is way too low. I recall Linus from LinusTechTips criticizing the Dell XPS 13 to only max out at 8GB on the highest end model. 8GB is like the bare minimum of desktop gaming, but paired with a mobile U series dual core CPU, the setup doesn't look that appealing since there are multiple bottlenecks. Man, I really want to like this product, but the specs don't really make sense. Weak CPU + Low RAM + (potentially) High-end GPU = a not so great gaming experience.
    Or am I totally making a fool of myself and missing something?
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
  20. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Sadly the Blade Stealth has an integrated GPU - Intel HD Graphics 520.

    But HOLLLLLLLY SHIT Razer has outdone itself.
    • 4K IGZO touchscreen
    • M.2 SSD
    • Skylake
    • USB Type-C
    • Graphics amplifier
    • Thinner than Macbook Air
    With a super reasonable price of $999-$1399, I might have to pull the trigger. I never would have imagined Razer making a graphics amplifier like Alienware's. That was one of the only reasons I was going to purchase an Alienware laptop. Now that reason is gone.

    My only gripes are the dual-core processor, amount of RAM, and no dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX xxxM. I'd like enough GPU power to game on the go and a robust CPU w/ more RAM to do heavier computing at home. But I guess it makes never see nice dedicated graphics on ultrabooks this small.

    I'm assuming the Blade 14" will get a similar upgrade soon so that it can connect to the Core, so maybe I'll wait for that.

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
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