Razer Blade and Stealth Core Preview – ‘Ultimate ultrabook’ with external video card




Razer is best known in the Netherlands and Belgium of peripherals for gamers, such as mice, keyboards and headsets. Recently the company decided there not to leave and to extend the offer in Europe for gaming laptops, which at CES introduced the new Stealth Blade.

The Blade Stealth is a separate type of gaming laptop, named by the manufacturer itself “The ultimate ultrabook. This suggests that we are not dealing with a gaming laptop and have strictly speaking this is also true. The Blade Stealth is a 13mm thin laptop with a screen diagonal of 12.5 “, a Core i7 processor and a weight of just 1250g. Truly an ultrabook so, but with the HD520 GPU you can only very simple games play.

Razer Blade and Stealth Core

For serious work Razer also has the Core, developed an external graphics card enclosure that you can connect via Thunderbolt to the Blade Stealth. So you can use a fast desktop graphics card for gaming, while the Stealth Blade by its compact size can easily take it.

Razer Blade and Stealth Core The Blade Stealth is therefore a laptop with two faces. The finish is sleek and minimalist, and thus, you can best take him to a business meeting. Razer has put him in a black unibody, which the rounded corners reminiscent of a MacBook Pro. The black aluminum, according to Razer for “aircraft grade”, and although it is not clear whether they thereby Aluminum wings or the mean of the toilet roll holder, the housing feels like who can endure rough handling.

Razer Blade and Stealth Core The back of the screen, on which the illuminated logo Razer-shines, is made of the same aluminum. The most interesting part of the screen, however, is the inside, because they can be provided with a 12,5 “panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. This results in an extremely sharp image, that there is also looks colorful, because the panel, the full Adobe RGB gamut must display to the colorful images that Razer on the demo models showed saw also very impressive The uhd screen will however not be installed in the entry model of the Blade Stealth,.. therefore the buyer is fixed to a panel with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, which already produces sharp images on a 12.5 “screen.

Both screen options, a touchscreen is fitted, which will please a lot better than the other. For us had Razer touchscreen may omit, because it also means that it has been decided to provide the screen with a glossy finish. The readability of the screen in bright conditions is usually less than that of screens with a matte finish. Stealth Blade of the screen layers are laminated or neatly, what reflections again limited.

Razer Blade and Stealth Core A possible disadvantage of the screen options with high resolutions is that the battery life can suffer. In the past, we tested Dells XPS 13, which drew a battery life of ten hours in combination with a full-HD screen, while the 3200×1800-pixel version only persisted for six hours on one charge. Of course, the battery life depends on more factors than just the screen and we can only draw one conclusion after running a comprehensive battery test, but because the battery with 45Wh is not oversized, we do not expect miracles from the battery life of the Blade Stealth.
Blade Stealth qHD Blade Stealth UHD
Processor Core i7-6500U
Memory 8GB lpddr3-1866
Battery capacity 45Wh
Resolution 2560×1440 pixels 3840×2160 pixels
Color Range 70% Adobe RGB 100% Adobe RGB
Storage 128 / 256GB SSD 256 / 512GB SSD

Under the hood, Razer has a Core i7 processor Skylake generation stabbed, working with 8GB lpddr3 memory. That memory is not expandable and Razer has also not an option for 16GB ram announced. Currently 8GB is enough for almost all games, but would more memory may be useful in the future.


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