Razer’s Blade laptops launches with the latest lower-end GPUs from Nvidia. And in addition to the launching of a 2023 model of the Blade 15, the company is also unveiling the RTX 4050, 4060, and 4070 to its new 16 and 18-inch sizes.
Razer’s Blade Laptops Launches with the Latest Lower-End GPUs from Nvidia
Razer just debuted the new 16 and 18-inch sizes of its Blade laptop lineup at CES 2023, but the company, however, did not reveal much in regards to whether its 15-inch model would still remain in the line. And with the latest launch, we now know the answer to that, it will be staying. And alongside the latest RTX 4070, 4060, and 4050 mobile GPUs from Nvidia, Razer has launched a new version of the 15-inch model that is equipped with up to an RTX 4070, as well as the Blade 16 and Blade 18 models with RTX 4060 and 4070 GPUs.
Razer’s Blade Laptops Pricing
All of the models are available kicking things off at $2,500 (£2,500, AU$4,599) for the Blade 15 with an Intel Core i7-13800H, 240Hz 1440p display, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. The 16-inch line on the other hand now starts at $2,700 (£2,700, AU$4,999) with a Core i9-13950HX, 240Hz 1600p display which is Razer’s new 16:10 aspect ratio offering, and RTX 4060, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD card. And as you should know, the 18-inch starts at $2,900 (£2,900, AU$ 5,399) with the very same configuration figures but however a much bigger screen.
Razer’s Blade Laptops Notable Features
Razer just like many companies out there is keeping the 15-inch model around, well at least for some time, albeit for just $200 less. And once you get to factor in the weight, it makes a whole lot of sense. The 16-inch weighs a full pound which is half of a kilogram and more at 5.4lbs/2.5kg vs 4.4lbs/2kg for the much smaller model.
That is a whole lot of heft that is added for a screen that is slightly larger and an i9 HX series CPU, although there is a lot of necessary cooling hardware that is probably to blame here.
The 16-inch on the other hand as you should know is also 5mm thicker which is a significant bump here of about 30%. And in the absence of the weight and size considerations it is probably worth every penny of the extra $200 for the higher resolution screen and the obvious and notable faster processor.