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    Razer Blade Stealth

    An ultrabook and gaming PC in one?
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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    I want a new laptop this christmas and I keep getting drawn to this. I like the looks of it but I cant help feeling the dell xps 13 or the hp spectre's both seem like better offerings..

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    I think you made a mistake, you accidentally said the Core unit is £500 on its own, and that CANNOT be bloody true

    Also, I don't think the CPU complaint is valid. You can't really complain that a 15w laptop CPU isn't as powerful as a 65w desktop equivilent

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I think you made a mistake, you accidentally said the Core unit is £500 on its own, and that CANNOT be bloody true

    Also, I don't think the CPU complaint is valid. You can't really complain that a 15w laptop CPU isn't as powerful as a 65w desktop equivilent
    £400 effectively assuming you buy them together. Does seem steep for an external GPU enclosure, even if it's the first of its' kind?

    I think the point is that the processing power demands of the Core place more of a strain than is viable for this level of processor, whether or not it's the top of the range.

    This is a pretty neat idea. Any idea whether the Core is compatible with other thunderbolt-equipped machines?

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I think you made a mistake, you accidentally said the Core unit is £500 on its own, and that CANNOT be bloody true

    Also, I don't think the CPU complaint is valid. You can't really complain that a 15w laptop CPU isn't as powerful as a 65w desktop equivilent
    There are laptops with proper desktop CPUs in them. Very costly, but when I buy a laptop I'm definitely getting one of those and not a standard laptop CPU.

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    The reduction in performance with the core is due to thunderbolt 3's low bandwidth compared to PCIe 3.0, if you hook the core itself up to an external monitor it should do a bit better also.

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I think you made a mistake, you accidentally said the Core unit is £500 on its own, and that CANNOT be bloody true

    Also, I don't think the CPU complaint is valid. You can't really complain that a 15w laptop CPU isn't as powerful as a 65w desktop equivilent
    The Core is $499 on the US site and we now have a one-to-one conversion.

    I think it's fair to say that the Stealth/Core combo doesn't offer a true desktop-like experience. There's not much Razer can do about it, however.

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    I like the Core, but the Stealth doesn't suit me. I definitely need a bigger monitor for work and play, and if I have to get a monitor to be comfortable with the Stealth, I would rather just get the Razer Blade laptop.. which at 14" is also smaller than I'd ideally like (basically I don't really want to go down from the 15.6" on my XPS). Actually, combining the XPS or something similar with the Core, if you can make it work (as some have), could be quite ideal for me.

    That said, $500 for what is essentially an enclosure for a graphic card with a PSU, NIC and USB port is a bit on the steep side, but that's Razer. I hope that it'll be successful enough for other manufacturers to make their own version. And I also wonder how quickly the interface will become a bottleneck severe enough that it's no longer worth getting a faster graphic card.

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    250 quid for an extra 128gb lol disgusting

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    Re: Razer Blade Stealth

    I got a Stealth a few weeks ago and I'm very pleased so far. It's quick and snappy, particularly when I'm using it for programming and other daily tasks. I haven't tried gaming or anything too intensive yet (not much point with integrated graphics) but I'd say its definitely better value for money than say the new Macbook Pro. I'd argue the Stealth's primary competitor is the XPS line rather than Apple's offerings.

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