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Razer's Blade laptops and Core GPU dock are heading to Europe!

Razer has announced that the Blade and Blade Stealth laptops are available for order in Europe with regional layouts for the UK, Germany, and France. We've waited a long time for the company to finally release its notebooks in the region, but that's not all: the Razer Core external GPU dock will also be hitting stores.

Razer Blade Stealth

The Razer Blade Stealth is considered by many to be the ultimate ultrabook, offering ample amounts of power in a thin form factor, ideal for those who are constantly on the move. Pricing kicks off at €1,099 / £999, and here's what you'll be looking at in terms of specficiations:

CategoryFeatures
ProcessorIntel Core i7-7500U dual-core
2.7GHz / 3.5GHz
GPUIntel HD 620 Graphics
Display12.5-inch IGZO touchscreen:
QHD (2560x1440)
UHD (3840x2160)
Storage128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD (QHD)
512GB / 1TB SSD (UHD)
RAM16GB dual-channel LPDDR3 1866MHz
OSWindows 10
NetworkingKiller Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.1
PortsThunderbolt 3 2x USB 3.0
HDMI 2.0a
Webcam2.0MP
Battery53.6Wh lithium-iron
SecurityTrusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security
Weight1.29kg
Dimensions13.2mm (H) / 321mm (W) / 206mm (D)

Razer Core

But fear not if the on-board GPU doesn't sound like a gaming platform — this is where the Razer Core comes into play. This external dock can plug into the Blade Stealth via Thunderbolt and can allow the laptop to take full advantage of whatever supported desktop-class GPU you happen to have installed inside. And since the laptop is already running a Core i7 processor, when you pair this with, say, a GTX 10 series GPU then you've got quite the gaming rig.

Better yet, should you purchase the Core when picking up a new Blade Stealth, you'll be able to save €150 / £100. The Blade Stealth is available for order now.

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Razer Blade

Razer Blade

The Blade, on-the-other-hand, is ideal for those seeking to do a little gaming when mobile. Starting at €1,999 / £1,749 it's a little pricier than the Stealth, and is considered to be the middle option.

CategoryFeatures
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core
2.6GHz / 3.5GHz
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Display14-inch QHD+ (3200x1800) IGZO touchscreen
Full 4K (3840x2160) IPS matte
Storage256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD
RAM16GB DDR4 2133MHz
OSWindows 10
NetworkingKiller Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.1
PortsThunderbolt 3 3x USB 3.0
HDMI 2.0a
Webcam2.0MP
Battery70Wh lithium-iron
SecurityKensington slot
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security
Weight1.95kg
Dimensions17.9mm (H) / 345mm (W) / 235mm (D)

The Blade isn't nearly as svelte as the Blade Stealth, but you're getting a lot more power to take on the go — plus a nice big 14-inch QHD or 4K display backed up by a GTX 1050 GPU. The Blade is available for order now.

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Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro

The Razer Blade Pro is the company's new flagship gaming laptop, that is actually the world's first true laptop designed and built for hardcore games. We're not talking the casual title, but the latest blockbusters. The GTX 1080 and Core i7 quad-core processor ensures you have enough power while on the go.

CategoryFeatures
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core
2.6GHz / 3.5GHz
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Display17.3-inch IGZO UHD (3840x2160) touchscreen
Storage512GB / 1TB / 2TB SSD
RAM32GB dual-channel DDR4 2133MHz
OSWindows 10
NetworkingKiller Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Killer E2400 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
Bluetooth 4.1
PortsThunderbolt 3 3x USB 3.0
HDMI 2.0a
Webcam2.0MP
Battery99Wh lithium-iron
SecurityKensington slot
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security
Weight3.54kg
Dimensions22.5mm (H) / 424mm (W) / 281mm (D)

This beast of a laptop will launch in the UK, and Europe come November, starting at €4,199 / £3,499

Keep it tuned to Windows Central for more on the Blade Pro and Blade Stealth, Blade hitting Europe. What do you make of these laptops hitting European soil? Intrigued by the latest NVIDIA graphics? Sound off your thoughts, and which one you're tempted to purchase, in the comments below.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

2 Comments
  • I'm supportive of Razer expanding and becoming a real player in laptop gaming industry. I'm wondering how are they going to serve another country when I'm still waiting on my laptop which is on back order for two weeks now. I had to cancel and reorder my Razer blade stealth 4k w/Core to a QHD w/out Core so I can get it in the same month. Btw I'm still waiting.
  • that dual core though