Razer has also given its Blade gaming notebooks a 2023 hardware upgrade - so the updated Razer Blade 16 and the newly unveiled Razer Blade 18 both feature the just unveiled new 13th-generation Intel️ Core i9 HX mobile CPU, new RTX 40-series NVIDIA mobile GPUs, and upgradeable DDR5 5600MHz memory, offering performance that will come in handy in the ever performance-hungry work of video.
Razer Blade 16 and 18
Razer Blade 18
Razer also touts the new Blade 18 as a desktop replacement due to its larger-than-average 18" display and performance. So not only can it be equipped with a 13th-generation Intel Core i9-13980HX processor with up to 5.6GHz and 24 cores (8 performance and 8 efficiency cores) with up to 120W TDP, but also the most powerful of NVIDIA&s new RTX40 mobile graphics cards, the RTX 4090 with up to 175W TGP (alternatively, an RTX 4060/4070 or 4080). Memory is up to 32GB of fast DDR5-5600MHz or 64GB of DDR5-5200MHz DDR5 RAM.
Razer Blade 18
Its 18" 16:10 display features QHD+ resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz - important for creatives is its 100% coverage of the professional DCI-P3 color space. And there is also enough storage space, which is important for working with high-resolution, if desired - using the two M.2 slots, dis up to 2 TB NVMe SSD storage can be expanded to up to 8 TB.
Unlike other modern notebooks, Razer doesn&t skimp on interfaces with the Blade 18, with Thunderbolt 4, USB-C (with up to 100W of charging power), 3 x USB-A, HDMI 2.1 ports, as well as a 2.5 Gb Ethernet port and a UHS-II SD card reader on board. Other features include a 5-megapixel webcam, a THX spatial sound system, and upgradeable components.
The Razer Blade 18 will be available starting January 23, 2023, with prices starting around ,900.
Razer Blade 16
The Razer Blade 16 is smaller but similarly powerful, as the Blade 16 is also equipped with a 13th generation Intel Core i9-13980HX processor with up to 5.6 GHz and 24 cores (8 performance and 8 efficiency cores) with up to 110W TDP, as well as a maximum RTX 4090 with up to 175W TGP. Razer only makes concessions when it comes to the memory, which can only be equipped with a maximum of 32GB DDR5-5600MHz in the Blade 16 (the memory can, however, still be upgraded to 64GB by the user later).
Razer Blade 16
Razer offers two interesting alternatives for the 16" display: a QHD+ (2,560 x 1,600) IPS display with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and 500 nits brightness, as well as the world&s first HDR-capable 16" dual-mode mini LED display with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits.
A 1 or 2 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD is optionally available as mass storage. The Blade 16 can be expanded by another NVMe SSD via another free M.2 slot. Three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, a UHS-II SD card reader as well as Thunderbolt 4 port (with up to 100W charging current) and an HDMI 2.1 port are available.