Razer Core is a great device with the wrong price

Razer Core

When we recently talked about the promising launch of Razer Core and AMD initiatives to push forward the use of external discrete GPUs for laptops we had only one question pending: the price of these devices.

Razer Core is the best example of the wrong pricing. The device is simply a box with a couple of PCIe slots and a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connector. The metal chassis is nice, but I wonder how that can cost $500, which is enough to update your current PC with a powerful graphics card.

This is nonsense. Hopefully this kind of boxes will be made by small companies that have the interest to actually sell these peripherals. I wonder how many Cores Razer will sell -what Beats is for headphones, Razer is in the PC world- but they won’t be many at this cost.

Source: The Razer Core GPU box costs more than most graphics cards | TechRadar

Author: Javier Pastor

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.