On Oct. 17, Razer announced the new Blade Stealth laptop integrated with the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor. The upgraded gaming laptop also comes with a new type of RAM and bigger storage.

The Blade Stealth laptop was originally released with a 12.5-inch display and powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U (2-core/4-thread) processor and 16GB LPDDR3-1866 RAM. Last June, Razer decided to upgrade the screen with a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200x1800) while retaining the same processor and RAM.

New Razer laptop

Last Tuesday, Razer announced its decision to upgrade their Blade Stealth laptop using Intel’s latest 8th generation Core i7-8550U Processor (1.8GHz / 4.0GHz) quad-core (4C/8T) processor.

The latest Razer laptop version also comes with a faster 16GB LPDDR3-2133 RAM and a 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

Razer claimed that the upgraded laptop will have a longer battery life – up to 10 hours. However, it has the same battery size as its predecessor. This means that the new Blade Stealth may have a feature or two with lower power consumption.

It’s also good to note that the CNC-milled aluminum chassis of Blade Stealth is 0.7mm/0.2-inch thicker. Razer’s gaming laptop will be available in black (powered by Razer Chroma) or gunmetal gray finish with white keyboard backlighting for solid and professional design.

“Our engineers have done something truly remarkable with the new Blade Stealth by significantly increasing power while extending battery life,” Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said as posted on the Razer website.

Tan added, “The new Blade Stealth is the most well-rounded Windows laptop out there, and it can be further supercharged with the help of the new Razer Core V2.”

The new Razer Core V2

Like its predecessor, gamers can also transform the new Blade Stealth laptop to provide a desktop-class gaming experience. By using the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection, gamers can connect it to the new Razer Core V2.

As described by Razer, the latest external graphics enclosure features the world’s first dual Thunderbolt 3 internal controller design which has separate lanes for both its graphics and other devices. This will ensure the fluidity of every game.

Razer Core V2 also supports up to four USB 3.0 ports for different arrays of gaming peripherals among other things.

It also comes with a Gigabit Ethernet for faster connection in network-based games.

The Razer's latest external graphics enclosure has a 500W power supply which provides ample power supporting powerful graphics devices including NVIDIA GeForce 10 series and AMD Radeon 500 series with XConnect technology. It also provides secure yet easy access to the graphics card installed.

The latest Razer Blade Stealth laptop is tagged at $1,699 and will come only with a 512GB SSD storage while the Razer Core V2 will be available at only $499. Razer, which will also release is first gaming smartphone called Razer Phone, also posted that their two latest products are now available from RazerStore.com in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, and Germany.