Razer has unleashed a new generation of Blade laptops that include an updated Blade 16 and desktop replacement, the Blade 18.
A new generation of wiper blades is here! Meet the Razer Blade 18 & Blade 16 laptops for high-end gaming professionals
Press release: This 2023 evolution of the Razer Blade marks a paradigm shift for gaming laptops, combining larger, cutting-edge 16:10 displays with the latest, most powerful processing and graphics technologies — all housed in Razer’s signature thin and light chassis. Razer.
Unveiled at CES, the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18 both feature the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX chipset, NVIDIA RTX 40 series graphics processors up to 175W TGP, and upgradeable DDR5 5600MHz memory. All of this power is made possible by an evolution in design philosophy, facilitating further advances in thermal regulation provided by the expansion of Razer’s patented vapor chamber cooling technologies.
Razer Blade 16: Bigger. better. Still the best.
Inside a machined aluminum chassis, the Blade 16 takes performance and portability further than ever before. At 1.50 Graphics Power Density1 (GPD), the Blade 16 is capable of delivering 35% more graphics power per cubic inch than any other 16-inch gaming laptop available.
The Razer Blade 16 continues a proud tradition of using the very best in display technology, which can be configured with the world’s first dual-mode 16-inch HDR-enabled mini display featuring up to 1000 nits brightness and sub-3ms response time ensuring It is used every cycle of graphics power to its fullest potential.
A defining feature of this screen is dual Native mode switching, allowing seamless selection between Creator and Gamer modes to suit the desired application. Creator mode enables native UHD+ resolution at 120Hz refresh rate, while Gamer mode delivers ultra-smooth 240Hz refresh rate at native FHD+. For more information on the new Razer Blade 16, please see here. The Blade 16 will be available in the first quarter of 2023, starting at $2,699.99.
Razer Blade 18: The best desktop replacement.
With the Razer Blade 18, Razer takes a bold first step into the 18-inch laptop category, redefining the large-format laptop. The Blade 18 is Razer’s most powerful laptop ever – a truly unparalleled device designed for hardcore gamers and hardcore creators.
It touts the most screen real estate to date in the Blade, with a large 18-inch QHD+ 240Hz high refresh rate display that delivers pure color accuracy, sharp resolution, and quick responsiveness to support smooth, immersive gameplay and finely detailed content creation. All this without sacrificing the luxurious, elegant aesthetics and form factor that every Razer Blade is known for. A true desktop replacement, in addition to desktop-level performance, the Blade 18 also delivers a feature set expected from a full desktop and peripheral setup: 5-megapixel camera, 6-speaker THX spatial audio array, upgradeable components, and extensive selection port, steam room cooling with high efficiency.
For more information on the new Razer Blade 18, please see here. The Blade 18 will be available in the first quarter of 2023, starting at $2,899.99.
Here are some close-ups of the new laptops we were able to grab during our tour of the CES booth: