The moment this appeared in my inbox, I fell in love with what Razer was proposing.
The Blade Stealth is an ultrabook by design, starting at $999. Each Blade Stealth measure 0.52-inches thick with a starting weight of 2.75 pounds, while maintaining the CNC aluminum chassis seen on other Blade systems, but with an exception: individually-lit keys, meaning that this is a Chroma backlit keyboard (read: customizeable rainbow keyboard).
Be default, the Blade Stealth comes with a 2.5GHz (3.1 TurboBoost) Core i7 Skylake processor, a QHD display (2560 x 1440) or the option for a higher-res 4K display (3840 x 2160) display, which in variably will take a higher toll on the proposed high battery life that the Blade Stealth has, thanks to a 45 Wh cell.
Regarding memory, 8 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM is the only option here, with storage options ranging from 128 GB to 256 GB of PCIe storage on the QHD model, or 256 GB to 512 GB on the 4K screen model. Port selection includes two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-out and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector with Thunderbolt 3 support — which is integral to Razer’s strategy for the Stealth.
This is where it gets interesting: the Razer Core. Basically, it’s a PCI express storage unit, where just about any 375W graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD can fit inside. When plugged via the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, can bring discrete graphics power to the Blade Stealth, turning it into a full gaming machine, with an excellent screen on both models. Four additional USB 3.0 ports come along for the ride, along with Gigabit Ethernet.
Pricing has yet to be announced for the Core, but anyone buying the Blade Stealth will definitely have to factor in the price, since it’s practically a necessity.