Who sharpened The Razer Blade Stealth?
Razer has just announced its new Blade and Blade Stealth gaming notebooks, with the new laptops being outfitted with Intel’s next-gen Kaby Lake CPU, as well as NVIDIA’s new Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.
The Razer Blade Stealth, a 12.5-inch ultrabook made its debut earlier this year, back in January. And just about seven or eight months later, the small but powerful device got its first major upgrade.
While the Blade received a graphics boost, the Blade Stealth sees a processor refresh — but neither laptop gets both upgrades. The bigger Blade is the latest gaming system to upgrade to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphics based on its new Pascal architecture. The boost in performance would seemingly make up for the fact that the Blade is otherwise unchanged. It still offers an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16 gigs of RAM, solid-state storage, and the option of a 3200×1800 14-inch touchscreen. The new GeForce card not only should improve traditional game performance, but also prepare the system for VR applications.
It’s the new Razer Blade Stealth that has me impressed, with some more CPU options on offer in the Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7500U, replacing the older Core i7-6500U. Intel’s new Core i7-7500U is a dual-core CPU with Hyper-Threading, so we have 4 threads at 2.7GHz base, or 3.5GHz Turbo clock. The same Intel HD Graphics 620 are included. Razer’s Blade Stealth also includes two display options for its 12.5-inch panel, with IGZO Touch display options in both 3840×2160 (4K) with 100% of the Adobe RGB color space, while the 2560×1440 option offers 70% of the Adobe RGB color space.
For the user’s gaming needs: the Razer Core is also upgraded
If bought along with a Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook, customers can purchase a Razer Core and give the device the graphical power of a more traditional desktop computer, making it better suited as a gaming computer.
If playing games at the best settings possible with no (or minimal) performance issues are what the user wants, the highest spec Razer Blade Stealth, with its 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD, might be considered, according to PC Mag.