Don’t get too fascinated by the brand new Razer Blade 15 that you miss out on the other major product revealed by Razer: the Razer Core X. Designed as an efficient (and cheaper) plug-in-and-play device, the Core X promises to boost laptop performance — even if you don’t own a Razer-branded computer.
You read that right. According to the gaming hardware manufacturer, the Core X (which is slimmed down, cost-efficient version of the Razer Core v2) is a way for you to simply add power by plugging the device into your laptop. After plugging in the Core X and installing your graphics card of choice, you will be able to get graphics performance on your laptop that was only attainable before with external graphics card solutions.
Worth noting — the Core X is only the casing and hardware for the graphics card, so any prospective buyer should have one on hand or pick it up along the way. Also, if you aren’t using your own Razer gaming laptop, make sure you have a Thunderbolt 3 USB drive.
However, don’t let these small setbacks throw you off from what the product has to offer. Aside from being compatible with many graphics cards currently on the market, the manufacturer has made steps to future proof the Core X. Specifically, so long as a graphics card can run off of a 650W ATX power supply, installation should be a breeze. And that’s not to mention that the device comes packed in with its own thermal cooling solution to mitigate any issues on that front.
Right now, the Razer Core X is priced at $299.99 — two crisp Benjamins away from the Core v2 at $499.99. Anyone looking to pick up the hardware can do so over at the manufacturer’s dedicated store. Meanwhile, check out the trailer and image gallery below: