While Razer has traditionally offered the Blade 15 and Blade 17 enthusiast gaming laptops, the company will introduce two new Blades at CES 2023: the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18.
The new Blade 16 weighs 2.45 kg and measures 21.99 mm x 244 mm x 355 mm (H x W x D). Razer offers the Blade 16 in five different configurations. The 24C/32T Intel Raptor Lake-HX Core i9-13950HX processor is standard on all of them, but they also come with a variety of Nvidia RTX 40 series Laptop GPU options, including the 140 W RTX 4060, 140 W RTX 4070, 175 W RTX 4080, and 175 W RTX 4090.
The majority of 2023 Blade 16 SKUs come with a 16:10 QHD+ (2560 x 1600) 500 nits 240 Hz IPS-grade panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage.
However, one of the RTX 4070 SKUs and the sole RTX 4090 SKU offer what Razer refers to as a dual-mode mini-LED panel. Depending on the situation, these dual-mode panels can seamlessly switch between FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 240 Hz Gamer and UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Creator modes.
Memory can be upgraded to 64 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM, and there are two M.2 slots for up to 4 TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage. 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C with 100 W power delivery, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1-out, a UHS-II SD card reader, and a combo audio jack are among the ports available.
An FHD IR webcam with a privacy shutter, a Razer Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard, a four-speaker array with THX Spatial Audio certification, and a 6,182 mAh battery are also included with all Razer Blade 16 models. The RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 models have a 330 W GaN power adapter, while the others have a 280 W GaN adapter.
The Razer Blade 16 will be available starting in Q1 2023 at Razer.com and select retailers for USD 2,699.99.
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