Razer’s super portable laptop is getting a little boost.
The company announced its new Razer Blade Stealth today, which now sports an eight generation quad-core processor. It’s an upgrade from the seventh generation dual-core chip that was previously packed inside.
The new i7-8550U processor adds extra performance and responsiveness, while improving the laptop’s battery life—Razer reports it can go for 10 hours. Likewise, 16 GB of dual-channel system memory is available for “extreme multitasking.”
The Razer Blade Stealth still isn’t a gaming laptop, though. It’s just a more powerful laptop. Should you purchase the laptop for its portability, however, you’re not out of luck. Using an external graphics card, the Razer Blade Stealth can operate as a gaming laptop.
“Our engineers have done something truly remarkable with the new Blade Stealth by significantly increasing power while extending battery life,” Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said in a statement. “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.”
That’s right, there’s a second generation of Razer’s graphics card housing. It’s pretty, but pricey. At $500, you might as well upgrade to Razer’s gaming laptop, Razer Blade, as the price is before buying a graphics card to throw in there. The Razer Blade Stealth will sell for $1,700—it’s shipping today from Razer’s online store.