Razer Blade Stealth Laptop Adds 8th Gen i7 CPU



/ 11 months ago

Razer Blade Stealth Laptop Adds 8th Gen i7 CPU

Razer’s impressive slimline Blade Stealth laptop now comes with an 8th Gen i7 Intel processor. Specifically, the new Blade Stealth contains an Intel Core i7-8550U. Indeed, the processor boasts a 1.8 GHz base clock and a 4.0 GHz boost clock. In addition, Razer’s laptop features a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 resolution LED display, a 512GB M.2 SSD, and 16GB of RAM. Finally, the PC includes Killer Wireless-AC internet, plus USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Razer Blade Stealth 8th Gen i7 Edition Specifications

Display details

  • IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, with LED backlight, up to 178° wide viewing angles
  • 13.3″ QHD+
  • 3200 x 1800
  • Touch Screen

Processor

  • Quad-Core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor with Hyper-Threading 1.8 GHz / 4.0 GHz (Base/Turbo)

Storage

  • 512GB (PCIe M.2)

Memory

  • 16GB RAM Dual-channel onboard memory LPDDR3-2133MHz (Fixed)

Graphics

  • Intel® HD Graphics 620

Operating System

  • Windows® 10 (64-Bit)

Wireless

  • Killer™ Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)

Input & Output

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
  • USB 3.0 port x2 (SuperSpeed)
  • Multi-point touchscreen interface
  • HDMI 2.0a audio and video output

Web Camera

  • 720p camera

Audio

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Array microphone
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)

Keyboard

  • Black models: Powered by Razer Chroma™ with anti-ghosting
  • Gunmetal models: White backlighting with anti-ghosting

Security

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded

Power & Battery

  • Compact 65W USB-C power adapter
  • Built-in 53.6Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery

Price and Availability

The Intel 8th Gen Razer Blade Stealth is out in North America now, priced $1,699. The laptop arrives in Europe (including the UK) later this year; UK and Euro prices, however, are unknown.

In contrast, the US price puts the Razer Blade Stealth in a similar bracket to the 14-inch Razer Blade Pro. The Razer Blade, though, features a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. Therefore, you’re mostly playing for the Stealth’s low-profile. Even so, I’m sure many professionals will see this as a fair trade-off. However, gamers are best advised to opt for the Blade Pro over its Stealthy sibling.

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