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RAZER BLADE 16 | Bigger. Better. Still The Best.

  • 6 January 2023
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Meet the Razer Blade 16: https://rzr.to/blade16

Powered by Nvidia Studio GeForce RTX 40 series graphics and Intel 13th Gen Core i9 HX Processors for ultimate performance. Featuring the world's first dual-mode mini-LED display for 4K content creation and 240 Hz gaming.

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Well they went out of stock immediately. By 6:01 I couldn't even get one.
The-Junglist
Well they went out of stock immediately. By 6:01 I couldn't even get one.

I don't think 16" were available (for European-English) market at all, checked at 7am CET, 3pm CET and during the day. Blade 16" Nordic layout showed up (I'm not interested), which is a shame because 16" were in available in US market at the time. Razer has its own priorities (regarding markets) and it would be best if they wouldn't send the mail to EU market customers I guess if they have no plans to fill the stock.
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Managed to pre-order one from a UK distributor but will be keeping it in the box until reviews on the device are out.
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Considering the battery bloat problems and the new laptops which are expected to pack the most heat ever (175W + 50W min is no joke), the temperatures of the laptop's external body would be insanely high.

Now, batteries degrade faster if they are exposed to high temperatures. They degrade insanely FASTER if they are also ABOVE 80% whilst being at high temps. And almost all the Razer Blade users keep them plugged in.

Every other laptop manufacturer out there offers a way to limit the full battery charge. Asus, HP, Lenovo, Acer, XMG - you name it. You just set the max battery charge in % (usually it's 60/80/100%) in BIOS and/or software - and there you go, Windows instantly stops charging the battery once it reaches 60%.

This could and WILL save batteries in the future. Please ADD BATTERY MANAGEMENT TO SYNAPSE
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Fatalution
Considering the battery bloat problems and the new laptops which are expected to pack the most heat ever (175W + 50W min is no joke), the temperatures of the laptop's external body would be insanely high.

Now, batteries degrade faster if they are exposed to high temperatures. They degrade insanely FASTER if they are also ABOVE 80% whilst being at high temps. And almost all the Razer Blade users keep them plugged in.

Every other laptop manufacturer out there offers a way to limit the full battery charge. Asus, HP, Lenovo, Acer, XMG - you name it. You just set the max battery charge in % (usually it's 60/80/100%) in BIOS and/or software - and there you go, Windows instantly stops charging the battery once it reaches 60%.

This could and WILL save batteries in the future. Please ADD BATTERY MANAGEMENT TO SYNAPSE

It’s up to 175 watt tgp with dynamic boost so depends on cpu usage as well and the cpu won’t consume also the maximum tdp it depends what you’re doing, on cpu stress test maybe but on real world use case it’s rarely.

Windows gaming laptops get its performance on plugged conditioning and it’s stopped when on fully charged but I’m with you about lower percentage battery charging limitation per software for less battery wearing and better battery longevity.

About the hot cassis it’s the characteristic of cnc aluminium unibody, it acts as part of cooling system to dissipate the heat it might be hot if the heat isn’t properly dissipate like for example when users cover the bottom areas or using the laptop in place where heat is hardly dissipate like on sofa etc. This year blade 16 and 18 significantly thicker than its predecessor 15/17 so bigger cooling room so for the performance I think Razer is going to right direction, personally i prefer smaller blade because portability is more important than performance for me.
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Fatalution
Considering the battery bloat problems and the new laptops which are expected to pack the most heat ever (175W + 50W min is no joke), the temperatures of the laptop's external body would be insanely high.

Now, batteries degrade faster if they are exposed to high temperatures. They degrade insanely FASTER if they are also ABOVE 80% whilst being at high temps. And almost all the Razer Blade users keep them plugged in.

Every other laptop manufacturer out there offers a way to limit the full battery charge. Asus, HP, Lenovo, Acer, XMG - you name it. You just set the max battery charge in % (usually it's 60/80/100%) in BIOS and/or software - and there you go, Windows instantly stops charging the battery once it reaches 60%.

This could and WILL save batteries in the future. Please ADD BATTERY MANAGEMENT TO SYNAPSE


I wish they would implement this feature (battery charge limiting).

Aside from just being better overall, I use my laptop (currently a 2020 Razer 17 2080 Super) connected to the Thunderbolt 4 dock, a Super Ultrawide Monitor, and at a desk. I leave it plugged in and it causes me a lot of concern about the battery. I personally reduced this concern by installing a switch that shuts off the power to the desk - but I would much prefer the laptop have a charging cap ability like Asus. To be frank, if they had put out an Asus S17 this year, I probably would have ordered it because of this feature. I really want to purchase this years 16 or 18, but this is still causing me concern. I would greatly prefer it is Razer would implement a battery charge limit ability.

Best,
Reais
Is is true that shipping for all 16 inch laptops starts 23rd Feb now, instead of 8th Feb?
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savage309
Is is true that shipping for all 16 inch laptops starts 23rd Feb now, instead of 8th Feb?

Some preorders apparently shipped today from Hongkong despite being told 22/23 February shipment, according Redditors on Razer subreddit.

Is it just me, or is the 3:2 ratio of type A vs C ports a bit on the wrong side in 2023?

I'd happily switch one of the type A ports for 2 type C; or even a single type C.

I'm also ambivalent regarding the HDMI port.  Is that still relevant for anything
other than TV sets these days? 🤣

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Is it just me, or is the 3:2 ratio of type A vs C ports a bit on the wrong side in 2023?

I'd happily switch one of the type A ports for 2 type C; or even a single type C.

I'm also ambivalent regarding the HDMI port.  Is that still relevant for anything
other than TV sets these days? 🤣

I got my Razer Blade 16 w/ 4090. So far, I’m very happy with it. They implemented a battery charging limiter (one of my biggest concerns). The laptop does whatever I want at great framerates. Ultimately, I’m very happy with the laptop. (I just need to expand the SSD storage)

I had hoped the HDMI port this year would let me push my Neo G9 monitor through HDMI with 240hz at 5120x1440 - but either as a limit of the HDMI input to the monitor or as a limit to the HDMI output on the laptop - it only lets me get to 144hz.  This leaves me where I was before - pushing my monitor through a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter into a displayport input for the monitor (which lets me get 5120x1440@240hz and 10 bit color).

I had also hoped that the HDMI input would make the sleep/wake-up process more seamless as, sometimes, I’ve had to unplug and replug the USB-C to get it to wake the monitor.  I still seem to have that issue (though less so).

This would also have given me back the USB-C port.

Aside from all that, I do wish they had given us multiple thunderbolt 4 ports this year.  I kind-of wish we could just all magically be converted to all devices using USB-C and stop with the legacy issues.

 

Best,
Reais

 

 

 

 

 

How well do these laptops run with the lid closed? My simracing rig is in a pretty tight spot. I’ve been running my old laptop closed in a vertical position with the hinge on top without any issues (other than the laptop being old). It looks like the exhaust vents on the new Blade 16 are in that hinge area and are about as open with the system closed as it is when the lid is open.

So, the TL:DR version is, can the Blade 16 run reasonably with the lid closed or is it motherboard suicide?  

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How well do these laptops run with the lid closed? My simracing rig is in a pretty tight spot. I’ve been running my old laptop closed in a vertical position with the hinge on top without any issues (other than the laptop being old). It looks like the exhaust vents on the new Blade 16 are in that hinge area and are about as open with the system closed as it is when the lid is open.

So, the TL:DR version is, can the Blade 16 run reasonably with the lid closed or is it motherboard suicide?  

As long you have control the temperature the motherboard will be fine but not sure about the display since nowadays gaming laptops use any output to push out the heat including from keyboard which’s directly pointing to screen if you put it on clamshell mode, including Razer blade, not sure on current models but I think heat output is the same. You can use laptops vertical stand with capability to open the lid a bit for better airflow through keyboard, there’re some stand on Amazon that has that capability.

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Hi! I’ve received my Razer Blade 16 4090 and I enjoy it alot. It came with a 330w power adapter. Unfortunately, Razer doesn’t yet have stock of extra 330w power adapters, and I want to purchase two more.

Razer has a listing for those 330w adapters: https://www.razer.com/gaming-pc-accessories/Razer-330W-Power-Adapter/RC30-04840200-B3U1 , but they are not yet available.

I have 3 power adapters left over from my Razer Blade 17 Pro 2020 (2080super). They have the same voltage and the only difference seems to be that they produce 230w instead of 330w. 

Here is the item for the 230w: https://www.razer.com/gaming-pc-accessories/Razer-230W-Power-Adapter/RC30-02480100-B3U1

230w should be enough to get by when I would use those other adapters (until I can purchase the extra 330w adapters).

So, my question is, is it alright for me to use my old Razer Blade 17 Pro 230w adapters on my Razer Blade 16 4090?

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It would be even better if they managed to get speaker output working on Linux 😁 same goes for the blade 18. 

Hello razer support. Currently using Blade 16 Mini-Led for content creation. I wonder if razer planning to add single zone dimming feature to the screen? This is going to help a lot and make the screen more useful for artist and designers.

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