Razer’s new Blade 16 features a mini LED display that can change its resolution
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After a brief teaser earlier this week, Razer today unveils the Blade 16 and Blade 18 laptops, two all-new additions to the Blade lineup. These build on the popular Blade 15 and Blade 17 models of years past, but with larger displays, smaller bezels, and significantly more power.
In addition, Razer is introducing new peripherals, including a top-of-the-line 4K webcam, soundbar, and VR accessories.
The Razer Blade 16 features a dual-mode mini-LED display
Starting with the Blade 16, Razer claims that this laptop offers more graphics power density than any other 16-inch laptop on the market. Specifically, Razer says you can get 35% more graphics performance per cubic inch than any competing laptop. In fact, the Razer Blade 16 is available with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU that can draw up to a whopping 175W of power. This is paired with an Intel Core i9-13950HX processor with 24 cores and 32 threads, regardless of configuration, and it all fits into a chassis just under 22mm thick. You can also get it with up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.
What makes the Blade 16 even more unique is the display. On the higher-end configurations, you can get a dual-mode mini-LED display, meaning the screen can actually switch between two different resolutions and refresh rates to adapt to different use cases. In this case, you can use it either in Ultra HD 120Hz mode for content creation or productivity, or in Full HD 240Hz mode for gaming. Dual-mode displays aren’t brand new, but Razer is also the first to use one with a mini-LED panel, meaning it has individual dimming zones with brightness levels of up to 1000 nits. It supports DisplayHDR 1000 and covers 100% of DCI-P3.
Like previous Razer Blade models, it includes a 1080p webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition and has plenty of ports, including Thunderbolt 4 support. You also get a quad speaker array with two intelligent amplifiers for a great media experience. The laptop is powered by a large 92.5Wh battery, which is nearing the limit of what you can get from a laptop.
All of this comes with a price tag starting at $2,699.99, but note that this price tag doesn’t include the dual-mode display. The base models include a Quad HD+ IPS panel and RTX 4060 graphics.
The Blade 18 is Razer’s most powerful laptop ever
If you need even more power or a bigger screen, the Razer Blade 18 is the other big addition this year. While Razer claims this is its most powerful laptop ever, the specs are actually somewhat similar to the Blade 16. It features an Intel Core i9-13950HX processor in most configurations, although the top-tier configuration comes with a Core i9-13980HX goes further that can boost even higher. It’s also available with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, which also draws up to 175W of power. However, the larger size means there’s a bit more room to keep things cool with the vapor chamber cooling system, which should mean you can enjoy higher performance for longer on more demanding workloads.
Following a continuing trend this year, the Blade 18 includes an 18-inch laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This is an IPS panel with Quad HD resolution and a refresh rate of 240 Hz, which can reach a brightness of up to 500 nits and cover 100% of DCI-P3. To round out the media experience, there’s also a set of six speakers with three intelligent amplifiers and support for THX spatial audio. The Blade 18 is also the first Razer laptop to feature a 5-megapixel webcam, and of course it also supports Windows Hello facial recognition.
The Razer Blade 18 starts at $2,899.99 and includes an RTX 4060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Everything else is standardized across the various configurations.
Razer Leviathan V2 Pro
Along with its new PCs, Razer also announced a couple of peripherals today, starting with the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro soundbar. This builds on the existing Leviathan V2 with one key addition: beamforming audio with head tracking.
In fact, the Leviathan V2 Pro includes sensors that can track your position relative to the speakers and adjust the audio to give you the best experience, even as you move around the room. There are two main 3D audio modes – one is called THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset, which uses beamforming technology to simulate the experience of wearing a headset; The other is called THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers, which recreates a full speaker setup with multi-channel audio for “room-filling” sound. The soundbar also includes a separate subwoofer to deliver the low-end notes.
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is designed for use under a monitor and not necessarily intended as a living room soundbar. It’s fairly compact, making it easy to slip under your monitor without adding a ton of clutter. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Razer product without RGB, and the Leviathan V2 Pro supports 30 lighting zones.
You can buy the Leviathan V2 Pro starting next month and it costs $399.99.
Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra
Razer is also upgrading its flagship webcam, the Razer Kiyo Pro, with an even better model that packs some very impressive specs. The company advertises “DSLR-like” quality and it’s off to a great start with a large 1/1.2-inch Sony STARVIS 2 sensor. This is the largest sensor you’ll find in a webcam, along with a pixel size of 2.9µm. and the lens also has a very wide aperture of f/1.7. Those specs should make it one of the best webcams out there.
Of course, the sensor also supports 4K video at 30fps, and Razer claims it uses a unique processor that converts that video to uncompressed 4K 24fps footage, although it also supports 1440p at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps . According to Razer, most webcams that support 4K video compression need to compress their video, and the Kiyo Pro Ultra doesn’t. 4K video at 30 fps is even supported in HDR, so you should be able to see clearly even in more difficult lighting conditions.
The camera also supports AI-assisted face tracking and autofocus, so you’re always in the frame and clearly visible. Thanks to the large aperture of the lens, a natural bokeh effect is also achieved.
The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is available today starting at $299.99.
Project Carol concept design
While it’s not a product you can buy, Razer also announced Project Carol at this year’s CES. This is a concept design for a headrest for a gaming chair with haptic feedback and integrated audio. The goal is to provide an immersive audio experience with 7.1 surround sound from the user’s closest proximity, with the added immersion of haptic feedback powered by Razer’s HyperSense technology.
Project Carol is designed to fit almost any gaming chair and connects to a computer via a custom 2.4GHz wireless connection. It is battery operated and can last up to 8 hours on one charge.
Whether it becomes a real product or not is anyone’s guess. Razer tends to always have some interesting concepts at CES, some of which get real and some don’t. We’ll have to wait and see if the company makes a real product out of this.
Razer Edge launches on January 26th
While not a new product, Razer has announced the launch date for the Razer Edge gaming platform. This is a mobile device that resembles a smartphone with the Razer Kishi controller attached. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform and features a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080) and a 144Hz refresh rate.
The Razer Edge will be available in Wi-Fi and 5G versions starting January 26th. The Wi-Fi model will be available direct from Razer for $399.99, while the 5G version will cost $599.99 and will only be available through Verizon.
Finally, Razer introduced a couple of new premium accessories developed in collaboration with RedMed for the Meta Quest 2. These aren’t exactly extras, but more like premium replacements for some of the parts that the Meta Quest 2 includes, so if you want a more comfortable experience, these are for you.
The first is the Razer Adjustable Head Strap, which is made from nylon and is designed to optimize weight distribution, making the headset feel more balanced as you move. It has adjustable straps so it can be easily fitted to any head.
The other accessory is the Razer Facial Interface, which is the part of the headset that presses directly onto your face when you use it. It uses “ultra-thin structured and profiled membranes” and hypoallergenic materials to reduce skin irritation from wearing the headset. The facial interface also helps block light while still providing ventilation for a more immersive and comfortable experience.
These accessories will be available in the first quarter of the year and will cost $69.99 each.