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Razer announces their Blade 18 and 16 laptops & more at CES 2023

At CES 2023, Razer made a few announcements including a new Blade 18 and 16 laptops, Project Carol and a release date for their Edge handheld.

Blade 18

Razer Blade 18

For the desktop replacement crowd, Razer has unveiled the new Blade 18 gaming laptop.

The Blade 18 features an 18-inch QHD+ display with a 240Hz refresh rate.

Razer Blade 18

Powering the laptop is the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 which offers 24-cores. For the GPU, the laptops use the new Nvidia RTX 4060 Laptop.

There’s also 16GB of RAM by default but can be maxed out to 64GB. Storage options include up to a 4TB SSD.

For ports, the Blade 18 has a Thunderbolt 4 port, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1 port, an SD card reader and a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port.

Other specs of the Blade 18 include a 5MP webcam, Wi-Fi 6E, and 6 speaker array with THX Spatial audio.

The laptop features a 91.7 WHr battery and comes with a 280W GaN power adapter.

The Razer Blade 18 is launching in Q1 2023 and starting at $2,899 USD.

Blade 16

Razer Blade 16

Alongside the new Blade 18, there’s now a new Blade 16.

The new Blade 16 features 16-inch mini-LED display that has dual modes that can switch between Creator and Gamer modes (via Razer Synapse).

The Creator mode puts the display in UHD+ at 120Hz and the Gamer Mode is FHD+ at 240Hz.

Razer Blade 16

Powering the Blade 16 is the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 along with a 16GB of RAM (max upgradeable to 64GB). There’s also an RTX 4060 Laptop GPU.

For storage, the Blade 16 can be configured with up to a 4TB SSD.

Other specs include Wi-Fi 6E, a 95.2 WHr battery with a 280W GaN power adapter.

The Razer Blade 16 is launching in Q1 2023 and starting at $2,699 USD.

Project Carol Concept

Razer Project Carol Concept

It wouldn’t be CES without a new concept product from Razer. This year the company has announced Project Carol.

Project Carol is a head cushion that uses near-field surround sound to offer 7.1 surround sound. It also has Razer HyperSense technology to offer haptic feedback.

Razer Project Carol Concept

The project is natively supported on PC and should fit on most gaming chairs such as Razer’s Iskur and Enki lines. It connects via 2.4GHz wireless and has 8 hours of battery life.

As of right now, Razer’s Project Carol hasn’t been turned into a proper released product but it could in the future.

Leviathan V2 Pro

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

Razer’s Leviathan V2 soundbar is now getting a Pro model. The Leviathan V2 Pro has beamforming sound that surrounds the user using head-tracking AI.

The soundbar also features THX Spatial Audio and the 3D audio on the soundbar has two modes, THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset and THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers.

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

The Leviathan V2 Pro has 30 lighting zones to offer 16.8 million colours and works with Razer Chroma RGB.

The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is launching in February for $549 CAD ($399 USD).

Edge and Edge 5G

Razer Edge

Razer’s previously announced handheld, the Edge and Edge 5G now have a release date.

Powering the Razer Edge and Edge 5G is the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 which is a special chip made for Android-based gaming devices.

Razer Edge

The Edge has a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 at 144Hz. The handheld is running Android and was designed to play native Android games and cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now.

Razer Edge

The Razer Edge (Wi-Fi) is launching on January 26th in the US for $399 USD. The Razer Edge 5G will be exclusive to Verizon and launching at a later date.

Source: Razer


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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