I want to start by saying that I am not the biggest PC gamer. I have nothing against PC gaming, consoles just fit my lifestyle a little better. I also prefer laptops over desktops. When it comes to gaming, this can cause some issues as games begin to require more power and resources. I currently own a laptop that can run a good amount of games that are on the market right now but I also know that I have sacrificed power for portability and their is no way to add more processing power or beefier GPU without a lot of hassle.
The Razer Core is built to work with the Razer Blade Stealth which is a thin laptop that still packs a punch. The core is a external graphics card enclosure that connects to the Razer Blade Stealth via USB-C. It is not fully confirmed but the Core may be able to work with other laptops or PCs that have USB-C connections. I am totally down for a device like this. It acts almost as a dock. Maybe we will see some cool improvements or adjustments in future models.
The only downfall in my opinion is the price. The Razer Core itself is $499. This wouldn’t be bad if it came with a graphics card. In most cases you will be coming out of pocket at least $800-$900 after the purchase of the laptop. If you are not worried about portability, you might as well build a desktop at this point.
Overall I am very excited for this product and how it will change pc gaming. I am sure there have been many people that have hacked things like this together at home. I am just happy for it to be readily available.