Razer Announces Launch of Razer Blade Stealth and Core at CES 2016


Razer is entering the ultrabook market, as announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 taking place in Las Vegas this week. The ultrabook is quite an intriguing piece of technology, with a huge price undercut compared to its competitors such as Apple’s MacBook Air or the Retina MacBook, or Samsung’s new Series 9 aluminum series ultrabook.

Razer definitely opted to not pull their punches, as the Stealth has a resolution of 3840×2160, which rounds up nicely to the 4K resolution or Ultra HD (UHD). A lower-end model with a QHD (2560×1440) resolution is also being offered (base model). At 2.75 pounds and 0.52 inches thick, this is looking to be their thinnest laptop. The laptop also features RGB keys that can be individually tuned.

Furthermore, the laptop is powered by ultrabook components. With an Intel Core i7-6500U Skylake processor, 8GB RAM, and up to 512 GB SSD storage this is definitely a piece that I will need to check out at the show floor. Unfortunately, with only a 45 Wh battery, this is looking like a machine that needs to be tethered the charger.

Interestingly enough, the Stealth can connect to a Thunderbolt port with an external GPU, titled the Core. No price point was announced for this external GPU, but it is said to act as a docking station, and can power an external display and support a 375W GPU. GPU support is built for any GPU that is double wide and full-length. The Core is also customizable with two Chroma RGB zones.

The Chroma goes on sale today, with a starting price of $999. Top end configurations sale for $1599.