Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Razer Blade 18 2023, RTX 4080
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2023
Source: The Verge
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%
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
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2020
Source: Tweakers 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
Source: Phonandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net 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
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".
There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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