Ultimate Portable Gaming PC Setup!
– Hey guys, this is Austin and this is the ultimate portable gaming PC setup. So you may have noticed this giant 38 inch UltraWide monitor from LG who are awesome enough to sponsor this video and make this whole setup happen. However, all those pixels aren’t gonna push themselves which is where this comes in. The Razer Blade Stealth might be one of my favorite new laptops this year. While Razer has been making solid computers for years, the Stealth packs solid hardware with a totally reasonable price. With a inch touchscreen display that comes in either 2560 by 1440 or full 4K resolutions, you’re getting a rock solid screen no matter which config you pick up and that makes a difference.
While a thin and light laptop is hardly something to get excited about these days, what really jumps out to me is the build quality. It’s all aluminum with a matte black coating, which feels premium. There’s essentially no flex anywhere and besides the glowing green Razer logo, the branding is super minimal. You’ve got a solid keyboard with full RGB lighting that you can customize, a good trackpad, along with front firing speakers on either side of the keyboard that get surprisingly loud. Inside, you’ve got a brand new Core i7-7500U making the Blade Stealth one of the first laptops with the new Intel Kaby Lake processors. It’s still a dual core part, but it’s absolutely enough to keep up with even fairly intense use, which is helped by the addition of 16 gigs of RAM being standard on everything but the base model.
When it comes time to get some work done, all you need is single USB Type-C cable to plug the Blade Stealth directly into our LG UltraWide display. The LG 38UC99 might be one of the craziest displays I’ve ever seen. UltraWide monitors are always cool, but this takes it to another level with an enormous 38 inch 3840X1600 screen. It’s hard to get across just how immersive it feels on video.
The curved panel really does wrap around your setup. With a 99% sRGB color accurate display, it makes a lot of sense in professional uses, like photo and video editing, where that extra horizontal screen real estate can come in handy, but it’s also good for gaming. Not only does it have AMD’s FreeSync to keep the refresh rate smooth in game, but the actual panel itself is terrific as you’d expect. Something I wasn’t expecting is just how good the built-in speakers are. While getting a headset is still a good idea, I had no problems gaming with monitor audio. Around back, you’ll find the standard variety of ports, but the coolest part is USB-C. Plug the Blade Stealth in and you’ve got a pair of USB 3 ports on the monitor you can use and if you have a less powerful laptop like a MacBook, it’ll even charge over the same cable.
If you want to get your hands on this hotness, LG actually has a contest going on right now where they’re giving away 15 of these for the UltraWide Festival 2016. You can enter by creating a UltraWide shot for the monitor and submitting it using the link in the description. While the Blade Stealth is a surprisingly killer little laptop, if you want to get the most out of it, especially when it comes to gaming, you’re going to want the Razer Core. This takes advantage of the Thunderbolt 3 port on the Stealth to let you install a full desktop graphics card. It’s dead simple. Just open up the Core, install a modern GPU and plug the laptop in and you’re good to go. While performance is definitely going to vary depending on which graphics card you use, it makes a massive difference. Hooked into the UltraWide display, you’re getting a rock solid experience.
You can also leave USB accessories and Ethernet plugged into the Core and while it does have a fan, it’s still quieter than a lot of gaming PC’s. The Core will also power the Stealth while it’s connected, which makes it even cooler. You can literally just pull this tiny laptop out of your bag and with a single cable, get a full gaming setup. It feels like the future and I love it. If you want some real portable gaming action, you can get the Razer Turret, which is a mouse and keyboard, that’s perfect for couch gaming.
The Stealth is totally powerful enough to handle less intense gaming on its own, but there’s always going to be a limit on how much you want to do with a trackpad. The Turret pairs a wireless keyboard with a mouse and slightly magnetic mouse pad. It sounds weird, but it works surprisingly well. There are plenty of times where I want to game with a mouse and keyboard on a couch and this is the best solution I’ve found yet. It all folds up to a nice, portable package and hiding inside the mouse is a USB dongle if you want to connect it to a system that doesn’t have Bluetooth. It comes with a magnetic dock that not only charges things, but also keeps it nice and tidy on your desk. It might not be crazy, but I’m really happy with how the setup turned out.
It’s such a killer blend of portability and power. As always, links to everything I talked about will be in the description. Hopefully you guys enjoyed and I will catch you in the next one.
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