At CES 2022, everyone is showing off their newest and best laptops. Razer has updated its three main Razer Blade laptops, the Blade 14, 15, and 17. These new models, of course, have better specs than their predecessors. They have the most up-to-date hardware from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. They also have better cameras on all of them, as well as a few other small changes.
If you look at how things look and what they can do, not much has changed. This is more of a hardware refresh. Still, it’s a big change to one of the best gaming laptops on the market. What do you need to know? Let’s start with that now!
Razer Blade (2022) Specs
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|Razer Blade 14 (2022)||Razer Blade 15 (2022)||Razer Blade 17 (2022)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX (8 cores, 16 threads, 20MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz)||12th Gen Intel Core i7-12800H (14 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.8GHz, 24MB cache)12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HK (14 cores, 20 threads, up to 5GHz, 24MB cache)||12th Gen Intel Core i7-12800H (14 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.8GHz, 24MB cache)12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HK (14 cores, 20 threads, up to 5GHz, 24MB cache)|
|Graphics||IntegratedAMD Radeon 680M GraphicsDiscrete:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (8GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (16GB GDDR6)||Integrated:Intel UHD GraphicsDiscrete:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (8GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (16GB GDDR6)||Integrated:Intel UHD GraphicsDiscrete:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (8GB GDDR6)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (16GB GDDR6)|
|RAM||16GB dual-channel DDR5 4800MHz (soldered)||16GB dual-channel DDR5 4800MHz (slotted, upgradeable to 64GB)||32GB dual-channel DDR5 4800MHz (slotted, upgradeable to 64GB)|
|Storage||1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 2TB)||1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 2TB)Open M.2 slot for expansion (up to 2TB)||1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 4TB)Open M.2 slot for expansion (up to 4TB)|
|Display||14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, up to 100% sRGB14-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 165HZ, AMD FreeSync Premium, up to 100% DCI-P3||15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 360Hz, up to 100% sRGB15.6-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 240Hz, NVIDIA G-SYNC, 100% DCI-P315.6-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 144Hz, 100% DCI-P3, Corning Gorilla Glass||17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 360Hz, 100% sRGB, 300 nits17.3-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 300 nits17.3-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 300 nits17.3-inch Ultra HD (3820 x 2160) IPS, 144Hz, 100% Adobe RGB, 400 nits|
|Audio||Stereo speakers||Stereo speakers||8-speaker stereo setup|
|Webcam||Full HD 1080p webcam||Full HD 1080p webcam||Full HD 1080p webcam|
|Windows Hello||Facial recognition with IR webcam||Facial recognition with IR webcam||Facial recognition with IR webcam|
|Battery||61.6Whr battery230W charger||80Whr battery230W charger||82Whr battery280W charger|
|Ports||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with Power Delivery and Display Port 1.41 x HDMI 2.13.5mm headphone jackPower portKensington lock port||3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 Ports (USB-C)1 x HDMI 2.11 x UHS-II SD Card Reader3.5mm headphone jackPower portKensington lock port||3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 Ports (USB-C)1 x HDMI 2.11 x RJ45 2.5Gb Ethernet1 x UHS-II SD Card Reader3.5mm headphone jackPower portKensington lock port|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6EBluetooth 5.2||Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX1690)Bluetooth 5.2||Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX1690)Bluetooth 5.2|
|Colors||Black with green Razer logo on lid||Black with green Razer logo on lid||Black with green Razer logo on lid|
|Size (W x D x H)||319.7 x 220 x 16.8mm (12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 in)||355 x 235 x 16.9 mm (13.98 x 9.25 x 0.67 in)||395 x 260 x 19.9 mm (15.55 x 10.24 x 0.78 in)|
|Weight||1.78 kg (3.92lbs)||Most SKUs: 2.01 kg (4.4lbs)4K: 2.08 kg (4.59 lbs)||2.75 kg (6.06 lbs)|
|Starting price||$1,999.99 / €2,199.99||$2,499.99 / €2,799.99||$2,699.99 / €2,999.99|
How long will it be before the Razer Blade 2022 models come out?
A lot of the laptops that were shown off at CES 2022 aren’t going to be available right away. The new Razer Blade models aren’t the only ones that won’t be available right away, though. If you want to buy a Razer Blade 15 or 17, you can start pre-ordering them on January 25th. It will be available in full later in the first quarter of this year, but not yet.
A little later, on February 10, you can order the Razer Blade 14 2022 for pre-order. You can still expect the laptop to come out at some point in the first quarter of the year, but we don’t know when.
It’s also important to keep in mind that some models may come out before others. Many companies like to launch new products in stages, especially because there is a shortage of chips that make it hard to get new parts.
Is there a price for the Razer Blade 2022?
Each of the three laptops on this list has a few different configurations, so prices for all of them are going to depend on the model you get.
The Razer Blade 14 (2022) starts at $1,999.99, which is actually cheaper than last year’s model because it now starts with a GeForce RTX 3060. Razer didn’t share the prices for every configuration, but the 2021 model of the Razer Blade 14 maxed out at $2,799.99 with a GeForce RTX 3080. Prices for the new model should be somewhere in that range, but they could be a little higher. Read more: The Sony Xperia Pro-I is primarily a camera, with a phone as a secondary function.
The Razer Blade 15 (2022) starts at $2,499.99 for the model with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU and a Quad HD 240HZ display. It costs $2,999.99 for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti models, and $3,699.99 for the RTX 3080 Ti models. The 4K AMOLED option costs $3,999.99. That’s a lot of weight, but this is one of the best laptops for 15-inch screens on the market.
If you want a GeForce RTX 3060 and a Quad HD 165Hz screen, you’ll pay $2,799.99 for the Razer Blade 17 (2022). There are a lot of models that have a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti for $3,199.99. Most of the models with an RTX 3080 Ti cost $3,999.99. The only thing that costs $4,299.99 is the 4K 144Hz screen.
What’s new in the Razer Blade 2022 models?
Most of the new Razer Blade models have been updated with new hardware from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. The Blade 14 has new parts from AMD, and the Blade 15 and 17 have new parts from Intel (all models). However, there are also some other changes.
For example, the Core i7-12800H or Core i9-12900HK are now found in the Razer Blade 15 and 17 computers. These new processors have a new hybrid architecture that combines high-performance cores with more efficient cores to get better performance and less power use at the same time. It comes with six high-performance cores and eight efficient cores, which means there are 20 threads of processing.
There’s also the Razer Blade 14. It has AMD’s new Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, which makes it faster. This one has the same number of cores and threads as its predecessor, and it has a boost speed of 4.6GHz. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, just like its predecessor. Even though it looks more like last year’s model, it still has some new features under the hood. This makes it even more powerful than last year’s model.
AMD and Intel have added support for DDR5 RAM, which Razer uses across the board. The new processors can run at up to 4800MHz, which is faster than DDR3. This new memory should be a lot faster than DDR4, so you can expect better performance from that as well, In the same way, all of these laptops now have PCIe Gen 4 SSDs for storage, which means they can run faster on that front, too.
They all have new and better GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, like the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti. Razer says the RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU has more power than the Titan RTX GPU for desktops, and it comes with 16GB of GDRR6 memory. Read also: Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Review: It’s Worth The Price Some of the RTX 3080 models still had 8GB of memory, but the RTX 3080 Ti has more. The RTX 3070 Ti is up to 70% faster than the RTX 2070 Super, but Razer didn’t say how much faster it is than the standard RTX 3070.
1080p Windows Hello cameras all over.
In 2021, many of the Razer Blade models had Full HD 1080p webcams. Now, it’s the same for all models of the Blade. Some models of the Razer Blade 15 2021, like the Blade 15 Base, still had a 720p webcam that didn’t work with Windows Hello. The Blade 14 also had a 720p webcam that worked with Windows Hello. There are now full HD cameras and Windows Hello support in all of the models. This is a good thing because we live in a world where we work from home a lot. If you like to stream your games online, this might be a good thing for you as well.
A 4K 144Hz screen (Blade 15 and 17)
If you bought a Razer Blade 15 in 2021, it came with a 4K AMOLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. It looks like the 2022 models aren’t going to have that. Now, the top-of-the-line configuration comes with a 4K IPS screen with a 144Hz refresh rate, which you might want to buy if you plan to play games on the laptop.
When the Razer Blade 17 came out, it already had a 4K IPS screen option, but it only had a 120Hz refresh rate, so it was slow. If you buy this year’s model, you’ll get a 144Hz screen that’s a little smoother, too.
Where can I buy the Razer Blade 2022 models?
Razer sells its laptops through its own online store, and that’s where you’re most likely to find them first. Amazon also tends to be one of the first places to sell Razer’s products. This is usually the same time as Razer’s own store.
Laptops aren’t yet available, but we will keep this page up to date when the laptops are available, so stay tuned!