The thinner, the better. We’re talking about laptops and tablets, portable computers that you need to be light enough to carry around and performant, too, so you can take care of your tasks on the go. We saw what HP and Huawei had in store, but didn’t think Razer, leader in gaming hardware and software, would throw the hat in the ring. Yet they did, with the Razer Blade ultrabook.
Their move surprised fans because they had to compromise graphics, one of the things they excel at, to launch the Razer Blade Stealth. They might get back on track with Razer Core, an external, attachable box with a single graphics card, but we’ll have to wait and see. For now, the ultrabook is no more than half and inch thick, with a superb 12.5-inch, 3840 x 2160-pixel LCD. In other words, you can count on vibrant images, matte black exteriors and individually illuminated keybord, that make one gorgeous device.
As specs go, they’re good enough to run web browsers and Office, but not performant enough to keep gamers truly happy – 2.5GHz Core i7, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM. As many laptops, it features two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI. Also, it has a Thunderbolt 3 port for charging.
It’s definitely a device you can work and play on, but it doesn’t guarantee you a day of uninterupted fun. After five hours, you’ll have to plug it in, as the battery doesn’t last very much. That being said, Razer’s Blade Stealth is going on sale for $999.99.