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Razer’s New UltraBook Allows You To Bring Your Own Videocard

Razer Blade Stealth

This is the most awesome thing in mobile gaming

While gaming notebooks are great things, there will always be compromises introduced to the equation. It’s just the nature of the beast – you can’t have a truly balls-to-the-wall notebook without it becoming as big as a desktop because then what would be the point? Razer seems to have a solution – introduce a gaming notebook that can use a user’s own video card, allowing them to have both a thin frame and a powerful discrete GPU.

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The company’s Blade Stealth is a 12.5-inch ultrabook that starts a $999. At that price, you’re getting a dual-core 2.5GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display. It’s pretty light at 2.75 pounds and sports the company’s now trademark Chroma lighting system on the keyboard. If you have a little more cash, you can spring for the higher-tier models that give you a 4K display and 512GB of flash storage.

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The Blade Stealth becomes a gaming monster via the Core, an enclosure that allows you to use a single double-wide PCI-Express graphics card in it. That means almost every graphics card imaginable will fit in the Core, which allows you to game with the best, confident in your discrete graphics. The Core connects to the Blade Stealth via a Thunderbolt cable. The Core even has Ethernet for reliable connections and four USB 3.0 ports as well so you can plug in whatever pheriperal you want in it.

Unfortunately, there is no ship date or price to the Core as of yet.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

10 Comments

    1. pede all you need is the correct software… yung sa amilo dati pede sa acer ferrari laptop since they have both have XGP port tried and tested… ang tanong supported kaya ang multi monitor output?

  1. Dati XGP cable lang gamit dati saFujitsu amilo SA 3650 para magamit yung external GPU ngayon thunderbolt woohoo 7 years halos bago ulit nagkaroon ng External GPU for laptop

  2. The Real limitation sa External GPU ay power source nito mas maganda pa yung sa MSI na external GPU kaso bulky pang bahay lang ang external GPU dock

  3. Defeats the purpose of mobile gaming! Better buy something with built-in Desktop 980 on it and a desktop i7 K processor if you really want to get serious in mobile gaming. Nvidia is closing the performance gap between desktop and mobile GPU anyways.

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