It’s not just a concept anymore: the Razer Tomahawk, the first desktop PC from the Razer gaming brand, was released. In perspective, an extremely compact and modular tower allowing to transform or upgrade its configuration easily.
The Razer Tomahawk will ship by default the Intel Core i9-9980 HK microprocessor, 16GB of RAM memory, a 512GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. All this will cost you around $2,399 for the base model.
Not bigger than an Xbox One X
The Tomahawk N1, the brand’s first iteration of the PC, had great noise at CES in January 2020. He won five “Best of CES” awards. But we were still waiting for this concept to become a commercial reality. It is now, as the Razer Tomahawk goes on sale in the United States for $2,399 this month.
Razer, which now extends its products from the gaming screen to the smartphone, remains here true to its designs and principles. The tower comes in the form of a rectangular black matte aluminum case, with the green Razer logo on the front. As can be seen in the previous image, the sides of the Tomahawk are dotted with holes to let the components breathe.
The computer is truly compact, with dimensions of 21cm x 15cm x 36.5cm in SFF (small form factor) format, and offers a volume of approximately 10 liters. The machine is equipped with a drawer opening system to modify the components at will. Finally, to conclude on the external part of the machine, we find connectivity level: 4 USB-A 3.3 Gen2 ports, 2 USB-C Thunderbolt ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a 3.5 mm jack port.
In the bowels of the monster
Internally. the Tomahawk will be powered by an Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element card which combines the processor, memory and SSD storage in a single module and, in parallel, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card.
We thus find, in the default configuration of the machine, an Intel Core i9-9980 HK microprocessor, 16 GB of RAM memory (expandable up to 64 GB on the Razer site), a 512 GB SSD and a hard drive 2TB. Memory and storage can be upgraded, but not on the CPU on this NUC.