Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Razer Blade Stealth gets updated with the latest from Intel

Razer Blade Stealth gets updated with the latest from Intel

The Razer Blade Stealth goes through another spec bump while maintaining that stellar build quality and you will definitely be pleased to know that this model now sports a quad-core processor. For those wanting to crank more power out of their laptops, the company has also upgraded its Razer Core into its second version, officially supporting taller cards.

For the previous year, Razer's Blade Stealth has been the laptop of choice for any MacBook Pro refugees looking for more ports.

The refreshed Blade Stealth looks identical to its older Intel Kaby Lake CPU equipped siblings, with it sporting the same 3,200 x 1,800 resolution 13.5-inch display and 16GB of RAM. Despite being a quad-core part, the i7-8550U has the same TDP as the previous generation dual-core mobile CPUs. This, alongside Razer tweaking the Blade Stealth's battery has resulted in the company managing to increase battery life by 2 hours, totalling a rating of 10 hours.

One of the perks of the Blade Stealth is its Thunderbolt 3 port which allows for it to be connected to an external graphic enclosure giving it the grunt to run games and graphics heavy applications. "The new Blade Stealth is the most well-rounded Windows laptop out there, and it can be further supercharged with the help of the new Razer Core V2".

Razer said the new Core V2 will give the high-end Blade Stealth desktop-grade power; we'll have to test this before we can cast judgement on such a claim, but all that power will add to the new Blade Stealth's price.

The Razer Blade Stealth is available now for $1,699, directly from Razer's web store. Complete with 4 USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet, the Razer Core V2 makes it incredibly easy for you to connect all your devices. Officially, the Razer Core V2 is compatible with Nvidia's 10 series and AMD's 500 series of cards, however there is no mention of AMD's newer Vega line-up at this time. Gunmetal with a tone on tone Razer logo and white backlit keyboard or in black with an adjustable green backlit Razer logo and the Razer Chroma keyboard.

The Razer Core V2 is no unitasker.

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