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Razer Blade 16 Early 2023

Specifications

Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 (Blade 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 138 W PL2 / Short Burst, 109 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 1995 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 528.36, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, Dual-Channel, 22-16-16-51
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
SSSTC CA6-8D1024, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, 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 5.2
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
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x tweeters, 2x sub, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.423 kg ( = 85.47 oz / 5.34 pounds), Power Supply: 959 g ( = 33.83 oz / 2.11 pounds)
Price
3600 USD

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 86.94% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 99%, features: 73%, display: 90% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Razer Blade 16 Early 2023

91.2% Mobile GeForce RTX 4080 debut: Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 laptop review | Notebookcheck
New 16-inch size, new 13th gen CPU, and new GeForce 40 GPU. The Razer Blade 16 takes everything great about the Blade 15 and Blade 17 but for a new 16-inch form factor with all the latest Intel and Nvidia tech. It's a lot of power with only a handful of compromises.
91.2% Nvidia Ada RTX 40 Laptop GPU analysis: 175 W RTX 4090 Laptop GPU surpasses a 350 W RTX 3090 in performance and power efficiency | Notebookcheck
Laptops powered by Nvidia's Ada RTX 40 Laptop GPUs have started to become available, presently with flagship GPUs like the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 Laptop GPU. We have data from three such devices — the MSI Titan GT77 HX 13V and the Schenker XMG Neo 16 both featuring the RTX 4090 and the Razer Blade 16 with the RTX 4080 — and evaluate how Nvidia's latest mobile offerings perform in comparison with other desktop and mobile brethren.
60% Razer Blade 16 (2023) Review w/ i9-13950HX
Source: Kitguru English
Continuing with some positive notes, build quality and design are both very impressive. The full anodised aluminium chassis feels very premium and the fit and finish of the laptop is top tier. The very generously sized trackpad feels well made but does travel slightly more towards the bottom edge. The keyboard features good quality RGB back lighting which is uniform and bright. Sound quality from the built in speakers is excellent and offers a more bass rich experience than is usually found on laptop speakers. We'd be happy to recommend the Blade 16 as generally it is a high quality laptop – were it not for the clear thermal issues that have been detailed in this review. That drops performance significantly and is not good enough considering the £3600 asking price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Razer Blade 16 review (2023 model, Core i9, RTX 4080)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Having used it for the last few weeks, I’m leaning towards this Blade 16 being a good buy. I like some of the changes offered this year, particularly the 16:10 display and form factor, as well as the added thickness that supports a higher-wattage CPU and GPU, and allows the Blade to match the capabilities of other high-tier performance laptops, something it did not in the past. On the other hand, you'll have to be aware of the somewhat finicky oversized touchpad, as well as the hefty price that Razer are asking for this 2023 Blade 16 generation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Razer Blade 16 Deep Dive - Including Undervolting, Power testing and Thermals
Source: Mash IT English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2023
Razer Blade 16 Maxing out the RAM and SSD (64gb RAM and 2x2tb SSD Upgrade guide)
Source: Mash IT English
Support, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2023
Razer Blade 16 Review - Razer's New Ultimate Gaming Laptop for 2023
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2023
90% Razer Blade 16 review (2023 model, Core i9, RTX 4080)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Having used it for the last few weeks, I’m leaning towards this Blade 16 being a good buy. I like some of the changes offered this year, particularly the 16:10 display and form factor, as well as the added thickness that supports a higher-wattage CPU and GPU, and allows the Blade to match the capabilities of other high-tier performance laptops, something it did not in the past. On the other hand, you'll have to be aware of the somewhat finicky oversized touchpad, as well as the hefty price that Razer are asking for this 2023 Blade 16 generation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Razer Blade 16 2023 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Mash IT English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2023
90% Razer Blade 16 review (2023 model, Core i9, RTX 4080)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
We’ll see what my final thoughts sum up to be after a couple more weeks use, but so far I’m leaning towards this Blade 16 being a good buy. I like some of the changes offered this year, particularly the 16:10 display and form factor, as well as the added thickness that supports a higher-wattage CPU and GPU, and allows the Blade to match the capabilities of other high-tier performance laptops, something it did not in the past.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
2023 Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18 – bigger, more powerful
Source: Ultrabook Review English
That’s about it on these 2023 Razer Blade updates. I’m intrigued by Razer’s approach for these generations, as they steered away from the thin-and-light segment of performance laptops where past Blades competed in, and moved the 2023 Blades into the realm of full-size laptops, with the increase in size and the implementation of higher power components. I’m looking forward to finding out how where these new Blades stand in rapport with the established competition in this new space. Look for our reviews in the weeks to come. And in the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts on these 2023 Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18 models, so get in touch down below in the comments section.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Razer Blade 16 and Blade 18 hands-on at CES 2023
Source: Engadget English
Razer is no stranger to making high-performance gaming laptops. But with the arrival of 13th-gen CPUs from Intel and 40-series mobile GPUs from NVIDIA, it really feels like the company is trying to cram as much power as it possibly can in its new Blade 16 and Blade 18 notebooks.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2023
Razer Blade 16 & Razer Blade 18 - They Finally Did it!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2023

Foreign Reviews

90% Das Razer Blade 16 begeistert mich im Test, doch drei Schwächen bleiben
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Schneller und kleiner als 17 Zoll
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2023
90% Análisis: Razer Blade 16 review en español (13950HX + RTX 4080)
Source: Geektopia Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
97% Razer Blade 16 Mercury, review completa en español
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 97% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
80% Test Razer Blade 16 : le meilleur PC gaming 16 pouces du marché
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 12 GB GDDR6 (192 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 60 - 150W (+ 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.


86.94%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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