For Windows enthusiasts, Razer's line of Blade and Blade Stealth laptops have become a staple for all types of uses. While they are geared with a gamer in mind, the sleek design and high-end specs allow these models to be used for business, school or creative use.
Each year Razer refreshes their notebook lineup which is a double-edged sword. While it allows new customers the chance to score the latest graphics card or processor technology, it can also be bothersome to their current customers who purchased a Razer laptop only to have it replaced with a better version just a few months down the road.
Earlier today, Razer updated their popular ‘Blade Stealth' 13-inch version with a quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU. This is a first for their Blade Stealth line which in the past has been capped with a dual-core CPU. For those wondering, this CPU upgrade won't do much for increased gaming performance although it will be noticeable under heavy multitasking.
Another cool little perk is that thanks to improvements in CPU technology, these latest generation chips will offer better performance at less power consumption. This allows the Razer Blade Stealth to get a bump in battery life, bringing it to a lofty 10 hours.
Priced at $1,699, this makes the 13.3″ Blade Stealth come dangerously close to the base model of their 14″ Razer Blade which features a dedicated GPU and beefed up specs in exchange for a slightly bulkier design. Color options include your choice of black or gunmetal.
As you'd expect, the Blade Stealth can utilize Razer's external ‘Core' GPU enclosure for increased graphical performance and the company has just announced their second iteration. The Razer Core V2 offers the same concept now with a dual Thunderbolt 3 design and support for the newest generations of GeForce 10-series and Radeon 500-series GPUs. The Core V2 will retail for $499 with shipping
The Core V2 will retail for $499 and is expected to ship to North America in the near future as well as the UK, Germany, and France.