Razer announces the latest models of gaming notebook PCs, including the world's first 240Hz compatible 16-inch organic EL notebook PC 'Blade 16'


CES 2024 , the world's largest consumer electronics trade show being held in Las Vegas, USA, gaming device manufacturer Razer unveiled the world's first gaming notebook PC ' Blade' equipped with a 16-inch organic EL display (OLED) compatible with 240Hz. 16 '', the gaming notebook PC `` Blade 14 '' equipped with a 14-inch display equipped with Ryzen AI, and the world's first gaming notebook PC `` Blade 18 '' equipped with an 18-inch 4K display compatible with 165Hz.

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◆Blade 16

Blade 16 is the world's first 240Hz compatible 16-inch OLED gaming notebook PC, display resolution is QHD + (2560 x 1600 pixels), display response time is 0.2 milliseconds (ms), and color gamut is DCI-P3 100. %, it has received a 'ClearMR 11000' rating under the '

VESA ClearMR ' standard for motion blur in video panels established by VESA , a display-related standardization organization. It has also been certified as True Black 500, which is a standard for LCD panels, with sRGB of 99% or higher and DCI P3 of 90% or higher under DisplayHDR. In addition, by using an option called 'Dual Mode Mini LED Display', you can output UDH+ resolution (3840 x 2400 pixels) and a frame rate of 120Hz, and FHD+ resolution (more than 1920 x 1080 pixels) and a frame rate of 240Hz. It is possible to switch to native.

The CPU is equipped with Intel's Core i9-14900H, and various GPU models can be selected, but the highest spec one is NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 . In addition, it seems that the system has a Studio driver preinstalled instead of NVIDIA's Game Ready driver .

Tom's Hardware, a technology media outlet that tried the actual Blade 16 at CES 2024, said, ``It definitely gave us a good first impression in a short trial time.When comparing the Samsung display of the Blade 16 side-by-side with the 2023 model, 'It's an overwhelming upgrade. However, I haven't had time to actually play the game.' The Blade 16's housing has a modern finish using anodized aluminum.

Technology media Android Authority has released a video of the actual Blade 16. Android Authority commented, ``While we didn't have time to play the latest AAA titles, we had enough time to marvel at the new display.'' ``Compared to the previous model's display, the Blade 16's new display has improved performance during daytime use and at night.'' It feels like an upgrade even when using the Blade 16,'' he said, praising the Blade 16's high-definition display.

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The selling price of Blade 16 starts from $ 2,999.99 (about 430,000 yen).

◆Blade 14

The most compact Blade 14 in the Blade series is a model for gamers who want to play games on the go, with a body thickness of only 0.71 inches (approx. 1.8 cm) and a weight of 4.05 pounds (approx. 1.8 kg). )is. Compact and lightweight, the battery can last up to 10 hours.

The CPU is AMD's Ryzen 9 8945HS , and the GPU can be selected from various models, but the highest spec one is NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 . It also comes with expandable DDR5 RAM, which Tom's Hardware praises as ``It's a breath of fresh air considering that many gaming notebooks use soldered memory.''

The display has obtained Calman Verified , has an aspect ratio of 16:10, a display size of 14 inches, a resolution of QHD + (2560 x 1600 pixels), and a refresh rate of up to 240Hz.

Blade 14 is scheduled to be released on January 23, 2024, but the selling price has not yet been announced. The main body color is ``Mercury'', which is based on black and white, but there is no change in appearance from the previous model. According to Razer, ``a metal plate has been added to the bottom of the chassis to reduce deflection.''

◆Blade 18

Additionally, the world's first large gaming notebook PC, the Blade 18, was announced, with a display size of 18 inches, a resolution of 4K, and a refresh rate of 165Hz. It supports

Thunderbolt 5 , which allows data transfer at up to 120Gbps, three times the bandwidth of major connection protocols. However, Tom's Hardware points out that ``Blade 18 is not OLED, so after looking at Blade 16's OLED screen, you will feel that the contrast is significantly reduced.''

At the time of writing the article, the detailed specifications of Blade 18 have not been revealed, only that it is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2024.

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