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Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090

Specifications

Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Razer Blade 16 RZ09-0483 (Blade 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 130 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, Game Ready Driver 531.29, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600 Quad-Channel, Timings: 46-45-45-89
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, AUO B160ZAN01.U, mini-LED, Dual Refresh Rate: UHD+ 120 Hz / FHD+ 240 Hz, , glossy: no, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
SSSTC CA6-8D1024, 1024 GB 
, 2x 1 TB SSD, 865 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Point-S PCH - HD Audio (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: UHS-II SD Card Reader
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, 6182 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: FHD, IR
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4-speaker array (2x tweeters, 2x woofers). THX Spatial Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, Razer Cortex, Razer Axon, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.45 kg ( = 86.42 oz / 5.4 pounds), Power Supply: 959 g ( = 33.83 oz / 2.11 pounds)
Price
5000 EUR

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 86.34% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: 75%, display: 93% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090

89.8% Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090 Review: Core i9-13950HX beast with world's first dual-mode mini-LED UHD+ display | Notebookcheck
The Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 is a new offering for gamers interested in a flagship 16:10 16-inch gaming laptop. Featuring a desktop-class Intel Raptor Lake-HX Core i9-13950HX, a 175 W Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, and the world's first dual-mode mini-LED display, the Blade 16 seeks to take on some of the most powerful juggernauts this year. We explore Razer's ambitions with the Blade 16 and see whether it is worth the additional US$700 over the Blade 16 RTX 4080.
Lenovo Legion 9i vs Razer Blade 16 - The Easy Choice!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Razer Blade 16 vs Lenovo Legion 9i review and comparison. Hopefully this helps you pick the right one.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2023
70% Razer Blade 16 Review
Source: PC Mag English
We can't deny the Razer Blade 16's design appeal and objectively powerful performance. It's every bit a top-end Razer gaming laptop, with a build that feels luxe and looks sharp and a downright brilliant dual-mode display. This machine can play any game you throw at it on top settings. On the minus side, its price is hard to swallow, and its poor battery life seriously undermines its extra-portable design. Even in this high-end tier, where bargain prices rate far behind raw performance, you can readily find laptops that offer more power for less money. Of course, you don't need to splurge on the super-expensive configuration Razer sent us, but the Blade 16 isn't shy about charging a premium; the $2,699 starting price is an awful lot for a GeForce RTX 4060. If you're rolling in dough and value elegant design as highly as great gaming performance, the 16 is an undeniably wonderful laptop. For slightly saner gamers, the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 remains our recommendation and the Alienware m16 is another strong alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Razer Blade 16 Automobili Lamborghini Edition review: speed demon
Source: Stuff TV English
No-one needs a Lamborghini in their garage. A humble hatchback will get to from A to B perfectly well – but if you can afford one, it’s an undeniably cool way to get around. This limited-run Razer Blade 16 is a similar deal: at a penny under $5000 it’s one of the priciest gaming laptops out there, but the performance on tap is monstrous, and the display puts many top-tier gaming monitors to shame. The bad news? Only 150 are being made, and they’ll all be sold in the US. But that’s the price you pay for pace-setting hardware and extreme exclusivity. Happily the regular Blade 16 has just as much oomph, and is also a little easier on the wallet, at $4300/£4400 when you buy direct from Razer. We’ve also spotted it for as low as £3800 from third-party retailers. You really can’t get faster while also staying so portable, and for some that’ll be absolutely worth the price of admission.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Razer Blade 16 (2023) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Razer Blade 16 is very much a Razer laptop. It’s a device with all the signature looks that the range has become known for and it brings plenty of power along for the ride. However, the vanity does bring about some sacrifices, offering a lesser keyboard experience than rivals like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 and ROG Zephyrus M16. Immense power is also available at a lower price from the likes of the Medion Erazer Beast X40. This is a levelled-up Razer Blade though, with the Mini LED adding a further dose of luxury and the trimmed down bottom bezel enhancing the swish design of this understated gaming laptop. Check out our best gaming laptop list for even more options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Razer Blade 16 review: An absolute powerhouse with a dual-mode display
Source: PC World English
Bleeding edge technology never comes cheap, and the Razer Blade 16 is certainly proof of that. But its $4,300 price tag begins to look a bit more reasonable (less unreasonable?) when you consider the similarly configured MSI Titan GT 77 HX 13V costs $5,300—a cool grand more than the Blade 16. And while the Blade 16 was a step behind the MSI on most of our tests, it’s still one of the most powerful laptops we’ve ever tested while also boasting a better design. If you are going to spend this much on a gaming laptop, I’d argue it had better look the part in addition to acting the part. The Razer Blade 16 offers one of the coolest designs among gaming laptops. And the mini-LED, dual-mode display provides stellar performance and added versatility to help you digest the hefty price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Razer Blade 16 review: A miraculous display in a laptop you can probably skip
Source: Engadget English
As I spent time with the Blade 16, I couldn’t help but ask myself: Is it really worth spending more for a dual-mode screen, when fast 1,440p laptops are becoming increasingly affordable? Personally, I think that resolution sits at a sweet spot between delivering more pixels than 1080p, but also achieving faster refresh rates than any 4K panel. For most people, a 1,440p laptop (like the Zephyrus G14) simply makes more sense – especially when you can find them for $1,000 (or more) less than the Blade 16. Given its added heft, as well as its higher $2,700 starting price (with an RTX 4060), I can't recommend the Blade 16 to most buyers – not when the Blade 15 is still around and starts at $2,000 with a 3070 Ti. If you want the 4060, be prepared to shell out another $500. And if you’re mainly intrigued by the dual-mode display on the Blade 16, that costs $3,300 with an RTX 4070. Honestly, that’s a ridiculously high price for a laptop with that GPU. Our review unit cost a whopping $4,300 with the Core i9-13950HX, RTX 4090, 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. But, just like much of Apple’s hardware, the Razer tax may be something we have to pay for innovation. The Blade 16’s dual-mode screen is one of the most remarkable things I’ve seen in a gaming laptop lately – but for most shoppers, the Blade 15 will be far more practical.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 78%
Razer Blade 16 review: A dual-mode display marvel, but it can’t beat the Blade 15
Source: Engadget English
The Razer Blade 16 features one of the most unique laptop displays we’ve ever seen: It can switch between native 1080p and 4K modes. Coupled with Intel’s latest 13th-gen CPU and NVIDIA’s most powerful RTX 40-series GPUs, it’s also one of the most powerful machines in Razer’s lineup. But its high price ($3,300 with the dual-mode) display and added heft make it less practical than the tried and true Blade 15.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2023
80% Razer Blade 16 review: A dual-mode beast
Source: Laptop Mag English
Big, bold, beautiful and seriously expensive, the Razer Blade 16 is bursting at the seams with power. It’s got those stunning good looks you’ve come to expect from Razer with an all-metal chassis that stays surprisingly cool when gaming (at least for a gaming system). It’s also got a plethora of ports and a super comfortable keyboard, but the showstoppers are the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU and Intel Core i9 processor, overclockable specs that make the Blade 16 a lean, mean gaming machine. And lest we forget the world’s first Dual-Mode panel. I know it’s easy to write something like this off as a chintzy gimmick. But if you’re a gamer looking for a super high-res panel with a high refresh rate or a content creator or consumer on the hunt for a gorgeous 4K screen with great color accuracy, you’re in the right place. With an in-app button toggle, you’re essentially getting two high-performance panels in one beautiful mini-LED screen. Could the switch be smoother? Sure, but hopefully Razer will address this in the next iteration. But as cool as the Razer Blade 16 is with all its extra bells and whistles, it’s also incredibly expensive. At $4,299, I expect to get the best of everything. The laptop was consistently bested by the ($5,299) MSI Titan GT77, which granted is $1,000 more. And that file transfer speed definitely leaves something to be desired. However, switching between gaming and content creation on the fly is your thing, the Razer Blade 16 definitely deserves a deeper dive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade 16 Review - More Power, but One (Fixable) Flaw
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2023
Razer Blade 16 Review - The Best Display on a Gaming Laptop!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2023
80% Razer Blade 16 review: the RTX 4090 is a powerful, very expensive chip
Source: The Verge English
With that nitpick aside, the Blade 16 is an incredibly impressive package. There’s really very little to criticize about it (which is, of course, the most important thing about this laptop). It’s hot, it’s loud, and it picks up fingerprints — which are, at this point, just things to expect when purchasing Razer Blades. It certainly delivers one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had on a laptop (which, it really should, considering the price). Still, this device is so far out of the stratosphere of most people’s budgets that it’s hard for me to be too excited about it. What I do hope is that lower-priced variants of these chips, as well as new features like DLSS 3, will bring great performance to price points that are a bit more… of this world. Largely, I’m taking this machine as confirmation that Nvidia did its job and that, as the RTX 4000 series starts to roll out, gaming will be more fun for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade 16 Laptop Review: RTX 4090 & Raptor Lake Gaming Weapon
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you read through this entire article, it’s probably clear that we really like the Razer Blade 16. Thanks to its powerful hardware, premium build and materials, clean aesthetic, and relatively small form factor (versus other high-end gaming laptops), the new Razer Blade 16 is well suited to a wide array of users and workloads. With its GeForce RTX 4090, Core i9-13950GX, and bright, beautiful dual-mode display, the Razer Blade 16 can rip through games with aplomb, while being equally adept at taxing, content creations workloads. The Razer Blade 16 is available for pre-order now and will be available starting tomorrow. The configuration we tested here is currently being offered for $4,299. That is a premium price point for sure, but this machine also represents the pinnacle of mobile gaming at the moment. The systems packs NVIDIA’s most powerful mobile GPU, one of Intel’s top 13th Gen processors, and fast memory and storage, wrapped up in a premium chassis, that looks great in our opinion. The Razer Blade 16 is the total package; while not cheap, it has the power, performance, and design to help justify the price. If you’re shopping for a powerful, no-compromise gaming laptop and have the budget for a premium solution like the Razer Blade 16, this machine is easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2023
Razer Blade 16 - RTX 4090 Performance
Source: Dave 2D English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2023
The NEW Razer Blade 16 + 18!
Source: Dave 2D English
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2023

Foreign Reviews

90% Laptop-Kraftpaket mit Dual-Mode-Display
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Das Razer Blade 16 ist handlich, extrem schnell und viel zu teuer
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Razer Blade 16, análisis: ser un portátil gaming elegante no está reñido con la potencia
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 98% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 93%
Razer Blade 16, ¿el mejor portátil gaming gracias a su RTX 4090?
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; high performance; good price; beautiful display; powerful hardware; Thunderbolt 4 port. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2023
90% Test du Razer Blade 16 (2023) : 4K 120 Hz ou 1080p à 240 Hz ? Il choisit les deux
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
100% Razer Blade 16 (RTX 4090)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Razer Blade 16 - test laptopa z Core i9-13950HX i GeForce RTX 4090 za potężne pieniądze
Source: ITHardware.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU: High-end laptop graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256 Bit memory bus and can be configured with 80 - 150 TDP settings (+ 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.


86.34%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-02-17)