The product as a whole has not changed much, with a majority of the previous specifications remaining the same, but there are notable differences. The new Blade Stealth will offer Intel's 7th Gen i7 processor paired with Intel's HD Graphics 620. The battery gets a minor bump to 53.6 Wh (from 45Wh), that Razer states should allow users to get about nine hours of battery life.
- Display/Resolution: QHD (2560 x 1440) UHD (3840 x 2160) 12.5" IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch, up to 170° wide viewing angles
- Storage: 128GB SSD (PCIe M.2) 256GB SSD (PCIe M.2) 256GB SSD (PCIe M.2) 512GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
- Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U Dual-Core Processor with Hyper Threading 2.7GHz / 3.5GHz (Base/Turbo)
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
- Memory: Up to 16 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
- Wireless: 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 Built-in webcam (2.0MP) HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
- Keyboard: Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
- Power & Battery: Compact 45W USB-C power adapter Built-in 45Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
- Size: 0.52” / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6” / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1” / 206 mm (Depth)
- Weight: 2.84 lbs./ 1.29 kg
The newer model will still be compatible with Razer's 'Core' unit, which is an external GPU add-on for the Ultrabook. The new Razer Blade Stealth starts at $999 for the QHD 128GB model and increases to $1999 for the 4K 1TB model. The Ultrabook can be pre-ordered directly from Razer's website and should begin shipping sometime in October.