Ultra-slim Razer Blade Stealth laptop to be available from May 3

The Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook is priced at $1,599 with an Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB RAM and 128GB solid-state drive.
The Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook is priced at $1,599 with an Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB RAM and 128GB solid-state drive.PHOTO: RAZER

SINGAPORE - Gaming hardware maker Razer has announced that its Blade Stealth ultrabook will be available on its online store from May 3.

Prices start at $1,499 for the base model, which has an Intel Core i7 processor, 12.5-inch display, 8GB of system memory and a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD).

The Razer Blade Stealth's keyboard has individually backlit keys with up to 16.8 million customisable colours. Users can customise the keyboard backlight pattern and colours to synchronise with Razer's Chroma's line of gaming peripherals via software.

The ultrabook is available in four hardware configurations. Buyers can choose between two display options (2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 3,840 x 2,160 pixels) and select the SSD storage size of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB .

The Blade Stealth competes with the Apple MacBook Air and the Dell XPS 13 in the premium ultra-portable category, unlike previous Razer laptops that have powerful graphics suitable for gaming.

Razer also showed off an external graphics dock, dubbed Razer Core, that can significantly improve the laptop's gaming capabilties when connected via its Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C connector. However, Razer has declined to reveal the availability or pricing for the Razer Core.

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