Over the last few years, Razer has slowly transitioned from a gaming peripheral company into a full-fledged PC gaming manufacturer. The introduction of the Razer Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops served to cement that change in position, and now the brand is moving into more areas with a CES lineup that includes a new laptop, graphics adapter, and webcam.
Razer Blade Stealth
First up, the Razer Blade Stealth takes the milled unibody enclosure and high-resolution screen from the Blade and Blade Pro, but brings the thickness down to an impressive .52 inches, and heft to a featherweight 2.75 pounds. Under the hood, there’s still a Skylake Intel Core i7, dual-channel memory, and PCIe SSD compatibility.
Both the 1440p and 4K screens support touch control, with the 4K screen boasting 100 percent of the AdobeRGB spectrum. It even boasts Chroma, controllable down to the individual key, the first laptop in its lineup to include the multi-color lighting tech. Starting at $999, and reaching up to $1,599, the Blade Stealth is available directly from Razer and ships in January.
The slim, powerful laptop meets all of the standards for Intel’s Ultrabook initiative, and one of the ways it does that while still providing high-quality gaming performance is through the new Razer Core.
The Razer Core is an accessory designed specifically with the Blade Stealth in mind. Because its limited footprint doesn’t allow for a dedicated GPU in the system itself, there’s space for a full-length desktop graphics card in the Core. Installation is a snap, as it connects to the Blade Stealth over a single USB Type-C cable that carries power and data. No word on price yet, but the Core will be available in the first half of 2016.
Finally, for the streamers and broadcasters out there, Razer is complementing the already popular Seiren microphone with the Stargazer webcam.
Powered by an Intel SR300 RealSense camera, the Stargazer offers 60 fps streaming at 720p, or 30 fps at 1080p. Beyond standard streaming, RealSense technology also enables gesture and facial recognition, dynamic background removal, and it can even sense your expression for games like Nevermind. If that all sounds appealing, the Stargazer will go on sale in Q2 of 2016 for $199.