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CES 2016 | Razer announces Blade Stealth ultrabook with external desktop GPU dock

The Blade Stealth’s most outstanding feature is the external Razer Core GPU dock that can be outfitted with almost any desktop graphics card.

Razer showcased its new Blade Stealth ultrabook at CES 2016 today. The 12.5-inch laptop sports a QHD (2560 x 1400) or UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO display with 100% AdobeRGB coverage (in the UHD version) and is powered by Intel Core i7-6500U processor and 8 GB of RAM.

Apart from the impressive screen, the Blade Stealth’s most outstanding feature is the external Razer Core GPU dock that can be outfitted with almost any desktop graphics card (TDP up to 375 W), providing much more gaming performance than the integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 chip.

The dock is plugged to the laptop via a single Thunderbolt 3 port. What’s very important – it can be plugged and unplugged without the need to restart the system. The Core also features four USB 3.0 ports, an RJ-45 port and its own 500W power supply.

Razer Blade Stealth’s full specifications are as follows:

  • 12.5 in. IGZO 16:9 touch display
  • QHD (2560 x 1440) / UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • 128 GB / 256 GB PCIe SSD options (QHD) 
  • 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options (UHD)
  • Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor (2.5 GHz / 3.1 GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 8 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x 2 (SuperSpeed)
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
  • HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Compact 45 W USB-C power adapter
  • Built-in 45 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • 0.52 in. / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6 in. / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1 in. / 206 mm (Depth)
  • 2.75 lbs. / 1.25 kg

Razer Core:

  • Connection to PC via Thunderbolt 3 using included 40 Gbps cable
  • Supports single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
  • GPU max dimensions – 5.98 in. / 152 mm (Height) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Width) x 12.20in. / 310 mm (Length)
  • GPU max power support – 375 W
  • USB 3.0 port x 4 (SuperSpeed)
  • Gigabyte Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Chroma lighting (2 zones)
  • Built-in 500 W power supply
  • 8.6 in. / 218.4 mm (Height) x 4.13 in. / 104.9 mm (Width) x 13.38 in. / 339.9 mm (Length)

The Razer Blade Stealth is available now via Razer’s website. Shipping is scheduled to start on January 29th. Pricing starts at $999 and goes up to $1599 (laptop only) The Razer Core is supposed to hit the shelves some time in the first half of 2016. Its price has not yet been announced.

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-01- 6 (Update: 2016-01-13)