If you are planning to buy a high-end gaming desktop PC, then you should rethink again, as the gaming laptop maker RAZER has unveiled its “desktop replacement” gaming laptop series with high-end specifications along with a desktop class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
Most of the gamers were thinking about either MSI or Dell Alianware brands when planning to buy a gaming laptop. And now, Razer has raised the bar with the launch of The New Razer Blade, Blade Stealth and Blade Pro laptops, to stay ahead of its competition in this holiday season. The Razer Core external graphics dock also has been updated.
Razer has updated its Blade series of laptops with new specifications to meet the growing gaming industry requirements. According to the company’s statement, all the new gaming laptops will be VR (Virtual Reality) ready. However, The New Razer Blade Pro steals the attention with a desktop class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, fully functional mechanical keyboard in a 1-inch thick body, and also with a hefty price tag as well.
The typical problems faced by laptop manufacturers to produce high-end gaming notebooks are keeping the device cooler and adding more battery power to it. It seems Razer has managed to curb the first problem and the latter one has seen some improvements with somewhat better battery backup than previous models. Let’s look at the specifications of The New Razer Blade Stealth Pro gaming machine.
The New Razer Blade Pro Specifications:
The 17.3-inch 4K (UltraHD) VR-ready Stealth Pro comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB graphics memory, 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of dual channel RAM, Windows 10 OS, 512GB/1TB/2TB SSD RAID 0 options, all top-end communications ports such as WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, etc., USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) and HDMI 2.0 Audio/Video output. The laptop also comes with a 99Wh built-in battery, which could give a decent backup for a gaming device.
Razer Blade Stealth Specs:
There are two variants of Razer Blade Stealth laptops – QHD and 4K with 128/256/512GB and 512/1TB SSD storage, respectively. It comes with 8GB/16GB RAM options, 7th Generation Intel Core i7 dual core processor, Intel HD graphics 620 (additional graphics power could be added through the external graphics dock Razer Core, 53.6Wh battery, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, WiFi and all other standard ports and Windows 10 OS. Meanwhile, Razer is giving a $100 off when you buy a bundle of Razer Blade Stealth along with Razer Core.
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The New Razer Blade Pro gaming machine comes with a hefty price tag of $3,699 as a starting price, which could get you two to three desktop PCs with equivalent power. But you will not get the mobility of a laptop in a desktop PC, and you know, the elite club of laptop gamers.
Razer Core graphics expander dock comes with a $499 price tag, however, you will get a $100 off when bought with new laptops. You should have to buy your required desktop-class graphics cards separately for much more money. Meanwhile, Dell Alianware’s Amplifier graphics dock is selling at $300, but it only supports Alianware laptops. MSI has an external dock laptop for $1300, but it still stuck with 4th Generation Intel Core processors.
The New Razer Blade gaming laptop’s price starts with $1,799. The QHD variant of The New Razer Blade Stealth has a starting price tag of $949, while the UHD (4K) variant has $1299 as a starting price.
As far as I suggest, the price plays a huge part in deciding about Gaming Laptops vs Gaming Desktops debate. Even, the maximum usage of GPU and other hardware powers also plays its part. Even though Razer has solved the problems at the hardware-end, the price is still heftier than any traditional Build-It-Yourself gaming desktops. I would prefer to build a desktop PC myself rather than spending all those dollars for mobility. What’s your choice here?