We all enjoy playing games from our portable devices, but it’s a struggle to enjoy the latest resource demanding ones, until now at least. Razer recently announced their new quad core ultrabook, the Blade Stealth 2017, packing some serious CPU from Intel’s latest generation and extremely low power consumption. And if you think this isn’t enough, the ultrabook comes attended by a new accessory named Core V2 which can power a high-end graphics card meant for desktops to run with your new Blade.
So what exactly makes this gadget so special? The new quad core ultrabook Blade Stealth 2017 benefits from one of the latest breakthrough in terms of CPU from Intel, we are talking about the Core i7-8550U. Don’t let the U at the end scare you away, it has 4 core and 8 threads which makes it a lot better than the 2 core cpu installed on last year model from Razer. The CPU runs at 1.8GHz, but it can reach up to 4GHz using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, a frequency demanded by high-end games which are relatively new and could only be played on your desktop until now.
But wait, there’s more! Accompanying this high-end CPU, our quad core ultrabook comes with 16 GB of RAM memory, which is more than enough to run mostly any software you might need. By this I mean it should have no problem what so ever meeting your expectations if you wish to work in Adobe apps like Photoshop, etc.
But all this tech would be for nothing if we can’t please our sight, right? The display on our Blade Stealth 2017 is high-end as well. Don’t let its size fool you. Touchscreen option, 3200 x 1800 QHD resolution and 13″ in size which also supports sRGB will make sure to give you a million dollar sight when playing your favorite games.
In terms of graphics, the stand alone quad core ultrabook uses Intel UHD Graphics 620 which as most know can’t handle any modern games at the desired quality. This is where the Razer Core V2 comes into play. Here’s a small picture to give us an idea on how the setup would look like in our home / office.
Looks complicated? It’s not, really. All you have to do is plug-in the Core V2 on your quad core ultrabook using the ThunderBolt 3 jack, pack in a dedicated graphics card and you are ready to go.
The Razer Core V2 uses a 500W power supply, one Gigabit Ethernet port and four USB 3.0 ports. They assured the public it will be compatible with most if not all Nvidia cards from the geForce 10 series and with Radeon RX 500 series from AMD. Pretty impressive little thing, isn’t it?
One thing worth mentioning that I haven’t seen anyone else talking about is the heating issue. Which is not an issue anymore (not that it was a big one in the past with Razer). By using the Core V2, all the display power will be handled by its own power supply, so your quad core ultrabook will be more cool (temperature wise) because it will be using just the CPU and RAM.
Prices are yet unknown but I am sure they will come up with a pretty decent deal like they always have. Maybe we will see a special offer around Black Friday next month, who knows. What are your thoughts on this gaming quad core ultrabook? Would you give it a go versus your desktop setup?