Razer Blade 16 and Blade 18 will launch at CES. Both of these gaming laptops feature recently announced Intel and Nvidia hardware. Razer could supply the 16-inch model with a small LED-backlit screen.
The Razer Blade 16 has kept the signature minimalist design of previous Blade laptops on the outside and the biggest changes are the hardware. Razer has chosen the second fastest laptop processor that Intel can offer, the Core i9-13950HX, with a total of 24 cores and a maximum clock frequency of 5.5GHz.
Of course, new video cards can also be found in the Blade 16. The base model is equipped with an RTX 4060, with a maximum consumption of 140 watts. Then there’s also the option of an RTX 4070 at 140W, an RTX 4080 at 175W, or an RTX 4090 at 175W as well.
Versions with RTX 4060, 4070 and 4080 feature a 16:10 screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a refresh rate of 240 Hz and a maximum brightness of 500 cd / m². Optional for the RTX 4070 version and standard on the RTX 4090 version is a small LED-backlit display with a maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/m2. The screen has two resolutions: it can run at 3840 x 2400 pixels at 120Hz refresh rate or 1920 x 1200 pixels at 240Hz. All screens can display the full P3 color space.
The cheapest versions with RTX 4060 and 4070 are equipped with 16 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM, while the more expensive models have 32 GB of this RAM. 1TB of storage is available, only the most expensive model with the RTX 4090 has 2TB of storage as standard. All Blade 16 laptops also have a second empty M.2 slot for storage expansion. The Blade 16 will be available in the US in the first quarter for $2,700. It is not yet known when and at what price the Blade 16 will arrive in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Razer will also release an 18-inch gaming laptop in 2023. This format will return to CES as well. easier And the Alienware 18-inch laptop version. The Blade 18 has a metal casing in the same style as the Blade 16. The processor is a Core i9-13950HX just like the Blade 16, except the more expensive version has a Core i9- 13980HX processor.
As with the Blade 16, the Blade 18 is available with graphics cards from the RTX 4060 to RTX 4090, with the RTX 4060 and 4070 configured at 140W, while the RTX 4080 and 4090 configured at 175W.
The Blade 18 only gets one screen option, with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and a 240Hz refresh rate. The displays display the full P3 color space and have a maximum brightness of 500 cd/m2.
Remarkably, the Blade 18 has a 5MP webcam. This is a higher resolution than the Blade 16’s Full HD webcam. Signing in with facial recognition is supported on both models. The cheapest version of the Blade 18, with the RTX 4060 video card, gets 16GB of DDR5-5600 memory, while all of the more expensive versions come with 32GB.
The Blade 18 will be available in the US in the first quarter for $2,900. It is not yet known which versions will arrive in the Netherlands and Belgium and at what price.
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