Razer announces new products at CES 2016!
This year at CES, Razer has announced the addition of three products to its line up: the Razer Blade Stealth (and Core), the new Razer Nabu Watch and the Razer Stargazer.
Razer have already created CES history by winning a "Best of CES" Award for the sixth consecutive year. Lets have a look at what the products are below.
The Razer Blade Stealth
Razer's foray into the gaming laptop market has until now been focused on the high end market for laptops. But this has always come with a serious price tag.
Their new addition, the Razer Blade Stealth, looks at the product in a slightly different way. By pairing it up with a Graphics Amplifier, the Razer Core, the laptop can be plugged up to a dedicated graphics card that is whatever you can afford. We're given a product that is perfect for portability (and let's face it, why else would you buy a laptop?) that can transition to being a gaming beast at home.
It makes sense. Most people don't need a laptop that can play the Witcher 3 on 4k while they're on the move. They'll most likely explore the land as Geralt once they get home.
By itself, the Razer Blade Stealth has specs that make it seem like a high end ultrabook. It will have a 12.5" screen, an Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) CPU, 8GB Ram, individual backlit keys courtesy of Razer's Chroma technology and a number of ports including a USB-C port (with Thunderbolt).
For the standard configuration ($999USD), it comes with 2560x1440 resolution and a 128GB PCIe SSD. The highest end version (at $1599USD) will have a 4k display and p to 512GB PCIe SSD.
The Razer Core is yet to be priced, but will be able to take any graphics card from either AMD or NVIDIA. The plug and play feature makes it straight-forward to use.
While there are definitely more details to come and no one has been able to fully test it out yet, the idea itself is a solid one and I'm excited to see it for myself.
The Stargazer is Razer's attempt at shaking up the webcam market - and I think it does a good job at it. Instead of using a typical 30fps like most other webcams, it has 60fps video capture that can be done at 720p. The camera can also record video at 1080p but this drops to 30fps. The Stargazer also features a noise-cancelling, dual-array microphone.
The Razer Stargazer comes to life using an Intel RealSense SR300 camera. The 3d capabilities of this provides some useful features. It can support Windows Hello, the facial recognition in Windows 10. It can also act similar to a green screen and filter out all of the background except for the person. This Dynamic Background Removal capability is something I know many hard core live streamers will love.
Razer Nabu Watch
The Nabu name has been previously used by Razer in its fitness bands. The Watch version looks like a much more traditional watch, but digital. It can track your activity, provide notifications from your phone and features Razer's trademark neon green accents.