Razer Blade 16 and 18 Laptops Available Beginning February 8 (13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series)

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Razer has announced that the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18, its very first 16- and 18-inch gaming laptops, will be available to purchase beginning tomorrow on Wednesday, February 8. Announced during CES earlier this year, where they garnered 19 awards and recognitions, the configuration options for the new laptops include 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, including the flagship GeForce RTX 4090. Other highlights include what is said to be the world’s first dual-mode mini-LED display, available with the Razer Blade 16, as well as a new CPU overclocking feature for enabling even greater performance.

Razer Blade 16/18 Availability

  • RTX 4080/4090 configurations: Available February 8, 2023.
  • RTX 4060/4070 configurations: Available February 22, 2023.

Razer Blade 16/18 Pricing

  • Razer Blade 16: Starting at $2,699.99 / 3,099.99€ MSRP
  • Razer Blade 18: Starting at $2,899.99 / 3,399.99€ MSRP

From a Razer press release:

The Blade 16 sets the standard for peak performance combined with portability, packing a Core i9 13950HX and up to an RTX 4090 into a footprint only marginally larger than a previous generation 15-inch laptop. The result is a machine that delivers more graphics power per cubic inch of volume than any other 16-inch gaming laptop. The 16-inch display is available with a first-of-its-kind dual-mode mini-LED panel, capable of switching between two native resolutions and refresh rates: immersive UHD+ at 120Hz or FHD+ at an ultra-smooth 240Hz.

The Blade 18 is the ultimate desktop replacement, combining desktop-grade performance with a desktop-level peripheral feature set. Outfitted with up to an RTX 4090 and either a Core i9 13950HX or 13980HX processor operating at 65W TDP out of the box, the Blade 18 delivers more than double the processing performance and 150% greater graphics performance than a 2021 Blade 17. It also sports a 6-speaker array with THX Spatial Audio, a comprehensive selection of ports, and a 5MP webcam.

Razer is also launching a brand-new CPU overclocking feature for Blade 16 and Blade 18, available with the latest Razer Synapse update. With this feature, Razer is taking advantage of the new Blades’ HX processors to allow users to push performance beyond factory spec. Blade 16 and Blade 18 users will have access to customizable tuning parameters for CPU core voltage, sustained boost power maximum wattage, short boost power maximum wattage, and boost power time window to deliver truly unbridled potential.

All Blade laptops are protected by a 1-year manufacturing warranty and a 2-year battery warranty backed up by Razer’s award-winning customer support. Optional enrollment in RazerCare provides further peace of mind.

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