Razer redesigned its Blade 16 or 18 laptop in two new sizes, using the most recent Intel processors and Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs. These could be among the most powerful and feature-rich gaming laptops available in 2023.
Razer announced the Blade 16 and Blade 18 gaming laptops at CES 2023, but it revealed much more about the two new sizes today. From full-fledged gaming to full-fledged content creation, the most powerful mobile processor leveraging desktop-grade silicon handles resource-intensive tasks flawlessly (Intel Core i9-13950HX). Unleash your creativity with the NVIDIA studio laptop, which was designed specifically for creators to deliver fast and fluid performance in the most demanding creator workflows.
Certain more expensive Blade 16 configurations include an intriguing Mini LED screen that can switch between 4K (3840 x 2400) and 1080p (1920 x 1200), with different refresh rates depending on the resolution. Razer intends for creators to use 4K mode, which tops out at 120Hz, while the lower FHD resolution doubles it to 240Hz.
Even if the Mini LED upgrade isn’t in your budget, the other Blade 16 and 18 displays sound fantastic. They’re all IPS panels with a QHD (2560 x 1600) resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 500 nits, which should be sufficient for most use cases.
Every configuration includes Intel’s high-end 13th Generation Core i9-13950HX 65W CPU as standard, with both models upgradeable to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile graphics.
There isn’t much that distinguishes the Blade 16 and 18 from other Blade laptops in terms of design. They’re as understated and serious as ever, with massive trackpads in new sizes and smaller bezels around their screens. However, there are many more year-to-year spec changes to cover. Both laptops come standard with 16GB of DDR5-5600MHz RAM and 1TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD storage, as well as user-replaceable RAM and storage. With their two memory slots, you can upgrade to 64GB of memory. With two slots, The Blade 16 can support up to 4TB of storage, while the Blade 18 can support up to 8TB.
The new Razer Blade 18 is the ideal combination of desktop performance and laptop design, and it raises the bar for 18-inch laptops. The Razer Blade 18 is the most powerful laptop we’ve ever built, with graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with Full TGP and the latest Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13950HX processor.
The battery in the Blade 16 was 95.2Wh, while the battery in the Blade 18 was 91.7Wh. Given this, Nvidia’s RTX 40-series GPUs claim to deliver a lot of power while remaining efficient. Internal changes to the gaming laptop of 2023 are possible.