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Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4070

Specifications

Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4070
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4070 (Blade 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2175 MHz, 140 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
32 GB 
, DD5-5600
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2840 x 2400 pixel 232 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Storage
M.2 PCIe 4.0
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.99 x 355 x 244 ( = 0.87 x 13.98 x 9.61 in)
Battery
95.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.45 kg ( = 86.42 oz / 5.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3800 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4070

Razer Blade 16 (2023) Review
Source: USA Today English
The Razer Blade 16 is a handsome laptop with a unique mini-LED display that’s both versatile and attractive. It’s a solid all-around performer, scoring well in a variety of gaming and productivity benchmarks. Connectivity is a high point, with support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, two USB-C ports, and an SD card reader. It’s far from flawless, however. Razer needs to rethink the keyboard and touchpad, both of which are more finicky than those found on many competitors. Battery life is disappointing, as well. The real question is this: How much are you willing to pay for an awesome display and slick design? The Razer Blade I tested retails near $3,300, which is up to $1,000 more than an Alienware M16 with an RTX 4070 or the Asus ROG Strix 18 with a similar configuration. Whether the Blade 16 is worth its premium depends on your needs. Gamers who just want to play at high frame rates can find faster hardware for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2023
Razer Blade 16 Review: Premium, Powerful, But Not Without Fault
Source: Lowyat.net English
The search Razer Blade 16search Blade 16 is a laptop that actually has me divided, both emotionally and figuratively. On the one hand, it is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one hell of an engineering marvel, and it still impresses me till this day how the brand has managed to maintain the status quo for its design. And despite the occasional heat-induced stuttering that plagues it, it’s still a solid performer that never fails to deliver. That isn’t to say that the Blade 16 is flawless or even blemish-free. For instance, the Dual Mode display, while an interesting feature, is really nothing more than a gimmick. Don’t get me wrong, I think the ability to change the resolution on its 16:10 aspect ratio display between Full HD+ and 4K+ while still retaining a high refresh rate is nice, but at the end of the day, 120Hz at the latter resolution is more than plenty. That being said, I’d stick to a static QHD+ (2560 x 1600) 240Hz display, an option that Razer also offers and at a slightly cheaper asking price, but that’s just my personal preference.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2023
Razer Blade 16 (2023) Review
Source: USA Today English
The Razer Blade 16 is a handsome laptop with a unique mini-LED display that’s both versatile and attractive. It’s a solid all-around performer, scoring well in a variety of gaming and productivity benchmarks. Connectivity is a high point, with support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, two USB-C ports, and an SD card reader. It’s far from flawless, however. Razer needs to rethink the keyboard and touchpad, both of which are more finicky than those found on many competitors. Battery life is disappointing, as well. The real question is this: How much are you willing to pay for an awesome display and slick design? The Razer Blade I tested retails near $3,300, which is up to $1,000 more than an Alienware M16 with an RTX 4070 or the Asus ROG Strix 18 with a similar configuration. Whether the Blade 16 is worth its premium depends on your needs. Gamers who just want to play at high frame rates can find faster hardware for the price. If you want to both game and create content on the same laptop, however, the Blade 16’s killer display and MacBook-like style might be worth the extra scratch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2023

Foreign Reviews

87% Test Razer Blade 16 : une machine qui s’attaque avec brio au MacBook Pro
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 65% workmanship: 100%
70% Test Razer Blade 16 (2023) : l’ordinateur qui voulait le meilleur de deux mondes
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-13950HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-139000K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is a US hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories, traditionally computer mice and mouse pads. The products are often named after mythical creatures or animals. However, Razer laptops are also offered under the series name "Blade". Razer has also released a VOIP software called Razer Comms.


78.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-06- 4)