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Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080

Specifications

Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080
Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080 (Blade 18 2023 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 2280 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.99 x 399 x 275.4 ( = 0.87 x 15.71 x 10.84 in)
Battery
91 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.2 kg ( = 112.88 oz / 7.05 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
4200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080

Razer Blade 18 Review - Big, Beautiful, Expensive!
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2023
Razer Blade 18 (2023) Review - Is Bigger Better?
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2023
80% Razer Blade 18 review: the price is going up
Source: The Verge English
Razer has made big laptops in the past — but they apparently weren’t big enough. The Razer Blade 18 is the biggest-screened Razer Blade ever released, and it’s hard to overstate how immersive that 18-inch QHD 16:10 240Hz display is. That massive 2560 x 1600 screen is the primary draw of the device, but a few other staples of the Blade line — the six-speaker array, the per-key RGB keyboard, the best build quality you’ll find in the high-end gaming space — as well as some features coming newly to the 18, including a CPU overclocking feature, a battery health optimizer, and an absolutely massive touchpad, all make for a solid package. While the smaller Blade 16, with its dual-mode Mini LED screen, may be a flashy and fancy reimagining of what a Razer Blade can be, the Blade 18 is a more traditional offering — Razer took the Blades we knew and loved and just kind of blew them up. While some may aspire to the ideal of a fully specced RTX 4090 Blade 16, I think this toned-down 2560 x 1600 RTX 4080 Blade 18 is a more pragmatic buy for high-end shoppers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade 18 Review: An 18-Inch Gaming Laptop for Big Screen Dreams
Source: CNet English
As I flipped open the massive 18-inch display of the new Razer Blade 18 gaming laptop, I was stunned by its big, bold display. I had never seen anything like it before. Or had I? Yes, even though 18-inch gaming laptops are the hot, new PC gaming trend for 2023, this is not the first time we've gone down this road. I dug back in my mental archives and recalled specifically the 18-inch Alienware 18 from Dell, a gaming laptop I reviewed back in 2013. Like a lot of the other experimental PC designs from that era (which also included big-screen tablet/desktop hybrids like the Dell XPS 18), the idea didn't catch on at the time and quickly faded away. Even though it's been 10 years since my last 18-inch gaming laptop review, I'm glad the idea is getting a second go, as it's a great alternative to the smaller 15-inch gaming laptops I've been using for the past several years. And it's the complete opposite of my favorite gaming PC from last year, the small-screen Steam Deck from Valve.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2023
Razer Blade 18 Review: A Bigger, Better Gaming Laptop
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2020

Foreign Reviews

Review - Razer Blade 18-gaminglaptop met Nvidia RTX 4080
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; high gaming performance; nice display. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; mediocre speakers; high price.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2023
80% Test Razer Blade 18 : un formidable PC de jeu, mais pas sans défauts
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Razer Blade 18 (2023) : l’alliance du style et des performances… au prix fort
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: Stylish design; high performance; beautiful display; good connectivity. Negative: Short battery life; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2023

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.


18.00": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


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.


80%: 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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