We are testing out the 2023 Razer Blade 16 Performance Review. This thin and lightweight Laptop has an Intel Core 13th Gen CPU and an RTX 4090 Graphics card.
Razer’s name always pops up when we intend to buy a new Gaming Laptop. All these years, Razer delivered some of the most powerful and compact gaming laptops, featuring excellent build quality and performance. And at CES 2023, Razer launched a new Gaming Laptop, the Razer Blade 16 Laptop, and other laptops from different brands.
Razer has manufactured its new Blade 16 laptop, pushing itself to deliver you the ultimate level. The Laptop can show its attitude with an HX version of Intel’s top-level CPU and Nvidia RTX GPU. However, the design of the Laptop looks like the regular Razer laptop with 16-inch screen specifications but includes the all-new Raptor Lake i9 processor and the flagship RTX 4090 Graphics Card.
So without further delays, let’s check out the all-new Razer Blade 16 Gaming Laptop 2023.
Razer Blade 16 Specs
Here is the full specification of the Razer Blade 16 Laptop.
|CPU||Inte 13th Gen Core i9 13950HX|
|GPU||Nvidia RTX Geforce 4090 16GB|
|RAM||32GB DDR5 5600 MHz|
|STORAGE||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD|
|Body Material||T6 CNC Aluminium|
|DISPLAY TYPE||Two options available|
Either 16-inch 120Hz UHD 3840×2400 WQUXGA with a 16:10 aspect ratio
Or 16-inch 240Hz FHD+ 1920×1200 WUXGA with a 16:10 aspect ratio
|Keyboard||Razer Exclusive Chroma Roller N-key keyboard|
|Ports||1 Thunderbolt4 USB C|
1 USB 3.2 Type C Gen2
3 USB 3.2 Type A Gen 2
1 HDMI 2.1 output
1 UHS-II SD Card Reader
1 Power Supply Jack
|Connectivity||Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX211 and Bluetooth 5.2|
|Sound||Four speaker system|
|Battery||95.2 WHr Lithium Ion battery with two years of Limited warranty|
|Dimension||(21.99 x 244 x 355) mm|
|Webcam||Windows Hello IR Complement 1080p Webcam|
|Extra||Kensington Security Lock|
Razer Blade 16 Price
Razer Blade 16 is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $4,299. But the price of this Laptop may vary from one country to another.
Razer Blade 16 2023 Design
With a weight of 2.45 kg, Razer has manufactured the Blade 16’s body with T6 CNC Aluminium. The design of this Laptop comes with a matte finish look. Behind the display screen unit, Razer’s big green logo is in the middle and looks clear and bright.
There are no stylish gaming aspects like the Asus or MSI does for their products. So without opening the hinge, you cannot guess whether it is a standard or gaming laptop, mainly because of its thin and light form factor.
The Laptop’s hinge is strong with a heavy base, and you can easily open it with one hand. The Laptopad of this Laptop is very big and placed right under the keyboard’s middle position. The Nvidia, HDMI, and other features describing stickers are set on the top left side of the keyboard. The webcam is placed in the centre position above the display unit.
Considering the aesthetics, it only looks like the previous generation Razer Blade Laptops. But the build quality and the portability of this Laptop are where it shines, and it can be easily carried around in a laptop backpack.
Razer Blade 16 2023 Display
The Display Screen unit of this Razer Blade 16 comes with a glossy finish; even you can use it as a mirror. The impressive feature of this Laptop is a 16-inch laptop, which is 16:10 in aspect ratio and can be used in 2 ways.
You can use the screen with 120Hz UHD 3840×2400 WQUXGA mode or turn it to 240Hz with FHD+ 1920×1200 WUXGA mode. For both ways, you get a less than 3ms GTG response time.
With the backlit technology, the display unit can provide up to 1000 nits of brightness which is also HDR 1000 supported. It also comes with the Nvidia G-Sync technology with a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The Laptop features a MiniLED Display that is very bright and also provides colour-accurate results, which can be great for content creators.
But as the refresh rate and response time are speedy and made for gaming, the contrast ratio, colour saturation, and viewing angles might be equally excellent for Content creators and competitive gaming like CSGo, Valorant, Battlefield 2042, Destiny 2, COD MW2 2022, etc.
Razer Blade 16 Laptop- Keyboard and Touchpad
Razer’s this blade 16 laptop comes with an N roller Chroma keyboard. We expected a mechanical keyboard, but Razer’s N Roller is also great for gaming. The form factor of this keyboard is 50%, which means the number pad portion has been ditched out along with some shortcut keys. But the keycaps are big, except for the Up and Down arrow keys. The typiLaptoperience with this keyboard is very good, and the lighting can be customized with Razer’s chroma synapse software.
The touchpad unit of this Laptop comes with precision glass and is very horizontally extensive. It has been placed in the middle below the section of the keyboard. The touchpad delivers accurate feedback when fingers or any touch pen operate it. Both left and right-hand users can use it equally, as it has a laptop touchpad.
Razer 2023 laptop- Ports and Connectivity
On the left side of this Laptop, you can find Two USB Type A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one Thunderbolt4 USB Type C port, and one 3.5mm jack.
On the right side, you can find one USB Type A 3.2 Gen 2 port for power supply, one HDMI 2.1 output, one USB Type C, and one UHS-II SD Card reader.
For Wireless connectivity, Razer has installed the latest Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX211 802.11 modLaptopis Wifi module works very accurately without any data loss paired with great speed. The Laptop has pre-installed Bluetooth 5.2 to seamlessly transfer files and data or play music wirelessly on an external Bluetooth speaker.
Razer Blade 16 Gaming Laptop- Performance
These are the performance numbers of the 2023 Razer 16 Gaming Laptop.
Razer Blade 16 CPU Performance
|Speedometer 2.0 Browser||337|
|Cinebench R23 3D Rendering Single Thread||1969|
|Cinebench R23 3D Rendering Multi Thread||27883|
|GeekBench 5 Single Core||2035|
|GeekBench 5 Multi Core||18090|
|PCMark 10 Whole system benchmark||Essential 10925|
PCMark Score 8324
Razer Blade 16 RTX 4090 Performance
|Middle Earth Shadow of War||267 Fps in1080p||209Fps in 1440p|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||285 Fps in 1080p||188 Fps in 1440p|
|F1 2011||183 Fps in 1080p||151 Fps in 1440p|
|Guardians of The Galaxy||149 Fps in 1080p||149 Fps in 1440p|
|F1 2022||144 Fps in 1080p||113 Fps in 1440p|
Razer Blade 16- Audio, Battery Life, and Webcam
Razer Blade 16 Audio
Razer has included four array speakers in this Laptop where 2 of them are Tweeters, and the others are sub. At the highest level, every speaker delivers crystal clear sound without noise distortion. Also, using the 3.5mm jack, you can get the THX and 7.1 surround sound through a headset.
Razer Blade 16 Battery Life
Balde 16 laptop has a 95.2 Whr battery and a 330-watt power supply. For recharging, Razer laptops use GaN technology. In the HotHardware 1080p Video Loop Test, the battery lasted 258 minutes, and in the PCMark Battery gaming test, in the default power profile, the battery lasted 82 minutes. From this battery test, the Razer blade disappointed us very much.
Although it’s always recommended to use these types of laptops with an external power source, especially Laptops that are gaming or running content cLaptopn applications, because laptop batteries are known to nLaptopve longer, especially in Gaming Laptops.
Razer Blade 16 Webcam
Razer has included a 1080p webcam with a sensor in this Laptop. The webcam has placed in the upper mLaptopposition of the screen. This camera’s picture and video quality are very gooLaptopprovides clear pictures without dead pixels. You can use it for your daily video calling and game streaming.
Razer Gaming Laptop- Noise and Thermal
When the Laptop runs on heavy tasks, the highest fan noise goes up to 55.6 dB. And when the Laptop isLaptopng in normal mode, the Laptop runs at 30 dBLaptopmax temperature of the CPU of this laptLaptop hit 80°C, and the GPU went up to 70°C. Although the temperatures didn’t hit any dangerous levels when benchmarking the Razer blade 16 laptops.
Razer Blade Laptop- FAQ
Can I update my Blade 16 Laptop?
Yes, you can update the RAM of this Laptop up to 32GB with the same frequency rate. And you can upgrade your RAM to 64GB as this Laptop has two Memory slots. You can also upgrade your storage to a 2TB M.2 NVMe storage unit.
How much warranty does this Blade 16 Laptop provide?
Razer Blade 16 2023 comes with one year of limited warranty, whereas this Laptop battery comes with two years of warranty.
Do this Laptop comes with any Free software?
Razer’s Laptop only comes with its exclusive software like Razer THX Spatial Audio, Chroma RGB, Synapse Cortex etc. It has a free copy of the original Microsoft Windows 11 operating system.
Razer Latest Gaming Laptop Blade 16- Final Verdict
- Excellent performance stands top of the list by leaving other gaming laptops behind.
- Great Display
- The exemplary audio quality for gaming and entertainment purposes
- T6 CNC Durable Aluminium Body
- Great Keyboard
- Outstanding Performance
- Unjustified Price
- Ordinary Design
- 50% keyboard form factor
- Less than average battery life
- Thermal management is not good
That’s all, Folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.