Introducing Razer-inch and After announcing its laptop line at CES 2023, the company has been tight-lipped about whether the 15-inch model will remain in the line. of Razer has launched new versions of its 15-inch model with up to the RTX 4070 and Blade 16 and Blade 18 models with RTX 4060 and 4070 GPUs.
The Blade 15 with Intel Core i7-13800H, 240Hz 1440p display, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, all starting at $2,500 (£2,500, AU$4,599). The 16-inch line currently starts at $2,700 (£2,700, AU$4,999) with a Core i9-13950HX, 240Hz 1600p display (Razer’s new 16:10 aspect ratio), RTX 4060, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. And the 18-inch starts at $2,900 (£2,900, AU$5,399) for the same configuration, but with a distinctly larger screen.
Like many companies, Razer will stick with the 15-inch model for at least a while, but for just $200 less. Considering the weight, this makes a lot of sense. The 16-inch weighs 5.4 lbs / 2.5 kg, compared to 4.4 lbs / 2 kg for the smaller model. With a slightly larger screen and an i9 HX series CPU, it’s quite a load, but that could be due to the need for cooling hardware.
The 16″ is also 5mm thicker, which is a significant (about 30%) bump. Barring size and weight considerations, a high-resolution screen and a particularly fast processor are probably worth the extra $200.