The Razer Blade Stealth was always one of the petite yet powerful gaming laptops. However, Razer, the company behind the one of the smallest notebook optimized for gaming, had earlier made some compromises to ensure the laptop remained thin and light. Now the company has decided to offer some serious upgrades to the small form-factor portable gaming machine.
With a sharp 4K display, and option for discrete graphics, the newly revamped Razer Blade Stealth is a truly premium, high-end gaming laptop that is also one of the most diminutive notebooks. Until very recently, the Razer Blade Stealth was the only Razer laptop to ship without discrete graphics.
It was certainly odd for a gaming equipment maker to skip the dedicated GPUs that intense gamers almost always demand. However, Razer had a justification ready. The company apparently intended the portable gaming laptop to be used as a portable notebook on the go. Gamers, who wanted to setup a gaming rig using the laptop, could use an external graphics dock when they want to do some gaming.
Refreshed Razer Blade Stealth Gaming Laptop Gets Upgrades
The newly refreshed Razer Blade Stealth portable gaming laptop has a new model that sports an updated design, a 4K display with slimmer bezels, and optional support for NVIDIA graphics for the first time.
Each model of the Razer Blade Stealth gets Intel Core i7-8565U processor, LPDDR3-2133 dual-channel memory, and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics. Strangely, Razer doesn’t allow increasing RAM after delivery. Buyers have to choose additional RAM and pay upfront. Higher-end model gets NVIDIA MX150 graphics, and feature the 25W version of NVIDIA’s mobile GPU with 4GB of RAM.
The Razer Blade Stealth laptop has an anodized aluminum case, and a backlit keyboard with RGB lighting. The display features 100 percent sRGB color gamut. Connectivity options on the laptop include a single Thunderbolt 3 port with 4 lanes of PCI Express, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 720p webcam and an infrared camera for Windows Hello face recognition. The laptop gets four speakers and a microphone array as well.
A powerful 53.1Wh battery that charges through a high-capacity 65W USB Type-C charger, powers the Razer Blade Stealth. The laptop weighs about 2.8 pounds (about 1.27 Kg), which is surprisingly light for a portable gaming machine.
Refreshed Razer Blade Stealth Gaming Laptop Price, Availability
Razer has launched the refreshed Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop lineup. The devices are already available for purchase on Razer’s official website. However, Razer’s official Indian website doesn’t list the new laptops yet.
The Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptops start at $1399.99, which roughly translates to INR 1,00,000. For this price, buyers get a 1080p display, 8GB RAM, and 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, This model does not come with discrete graphics. Buyers can upgrade the RAM to 16GB for an additional $200. The top-end model with the option for discrete graphics, gets the 4K or 2160p glossy touchscreen display, 16GB RAM, and 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD. The laptop weighs a little more at 3.04 pounds (1.38 Kg approx.), and costs $1800 or about INR 1,30,000.
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