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Razer CES 2023 line-up: All new products in detail

Like Swiss clockwork, the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas ushers in the new technology year. Of course, Razer is also there and has presented its own Razer CES 2023 lineup at the start of the trade show. It includes several exciting notebooks, the Kiyo Pro Ultra webcam, VR accessories and much more. We have summarized all the new products.

Razer CES 2023 line-up: exciting new products presented

Razer has used the kick-off of CES to introduce some exciting new products. The Razer CES 2023 line-up includes new Razer Blade notebooks, the Razer Edge handheld and much more. We have summarized the most important details and information for you.

Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G: Android gaming handheld

At CES 2023, Razer provided more details on its own Android gaming handheld, which it already unveiled at RazerCon 2022 in October. The Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G are waiting with a 144 Hz fast and 6.8-inch AMOLED display that resolves in 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (Full-HD+).

The gaming handheld is powered by the cutting-edge Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, which is supposed to deliver an excellent performance. According to Razer, the actively cooled CPU should reach a clock rate of 3 GHz. In addition, there is 8 GB of LPDDR5 working memory, as well as 128 GB of UFS 3.1 flash memory, which can be expanded via microSD card. Thanks to active cooling, even the most demanding AAA titles should run smoothly for a long time.

The Edge, which weighs around 264 grams, is designed for Android, PC, Xbox and cloud gaming and should enable console-level operation thanks to buttons with microswitches, analog triggers and programmable macros including haptic hypersense feedback.

Razer Edge
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In the US, Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G launch as early as January 26, 2023, exclusively on the manufacturer’s website, as well as in RazerStores. It starts at an MSRP of $399.99.

Razer Project Carol Concept

With the Razer Project Carol concept, the Razer CES 2023 lineup also includes an exciting pillow that features near-field surround sound and haptic feedback.

The concept comes from Razer’s own R&D department and aims to combine 7.1 surround sound with HyperSense haptic feedback technology in a gaming chair pillow. The surround sound is to be converted into haptic feedback in real time.

Razer Project Carol Concept
Image: Razer

Project Carol is, of course, aimed primarily at the manufacturer’s own gaming chairs, such as the Enki, Enki Pro (our review) or Iskur, and attaches via elastic mounts. The cushion transmits wirelessly in the 2.4 GHz standard and is said to allow up to 8 hours of use before the battery needs recharging. As a classic concept, however, it’s doubtful that Project Carol will ever appear in stores.

Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18

Of course, new gaming notebooks cannot be missing from the Razer CES 2023 lineup. Thus, the manufacturer expands the Blade portfolio by two models. The Razer Blade 16 features a larger 16-inch display in the body of a 15-inch notebook and has the same width as the Blade 15.

The world’s first dual-mode mini-LED display, which is installed in the Blade 16, is also innovative. It allows switching between a gaming mode with Ultra HD+ resolution and 120 hertz, as well as a creator mode with FHD+ and 240 Hz.

Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18
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It gets up to 1,000 nits of brightness and covers the DCI-P3 color space to a full 100 percent. The display in 16:10 format supports Nvidia G-Sync and offers a response time of less than 3 milliseconds.

Furthermore, with a Graphics Power Density of 1.50 gPD, the manufacturer promises that the Razer Blade 16 should deliver 35 percent more graphics power per cubic centimeter than any other 16-inch gaming laptop on the market. The laptop is equipped with a 13th-generation Intel Core i9 HX processor, which boasts up to 24 cores and clock speeds of up to 5.6 GHz.

Razer has also thought of a large battery. It has a whopping 95.2 watt hours and can be charged with up to 330 watts via the included GaN charger. The Razer Blade 16 should be available as early as the first quarter of 2023 starting at an MSRP of $2,699.99.

Razer Blade 18: The desktop replacement

The rumor mill about an even bigger Blade model has been bubbling for quite a while. Now we have certainty: With the Razer Blade 18, the manufacturer is preparing a gaming notebook that is supposed to serve as a desktop replacement.

It marks Razer’s most powerful laptop so far and relies on the maximum possible TGP of the graphics card to retrieve the maximum possible performance per watt. The Blade 18 is powered by the Intel Core i9 13950 HX processor with 24 cores and 65 watts. Razer also installs fast DDR5-5600 RAM, which can also be expanded – just like the SSDs.

In addition, there are many ports, a 5 MP webcam and a whole six speakers with THX Spatial Audio. The manufacturer also promises effective cooling thanks to a large vapor chamber in combination with a 3-fan system.

When it comes to the display, the 3.2 kg Razer Blade 18 relies on an 18-inch panel that resolves in 16:10 format in QHD+ and offers a refresh rate of 240 hertz. It supports Nvidia G-Sync, covers the DCI-P3 color space completely and gets up to 500 nits bright.

The Razer Blade 18 is also scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2023. The manufacturer’s MSRP is $2,899.99.

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

With the Leviathan V2 (our review), the manufacturer has already delivered a first-class and compact gaming soundbar. Now they are following up with the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro. It is the world’s first beamforming soundbar that comes with a head-tracking AI function.

The soundbar was developed together with THX and Audioscenic to create a virtual 3D surround sound via AI, which also moves when you move. This is made possible by an integrated IR camera that tracks your head movements in real time.

Two modes are offered: THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset creates a room-filling surround sound from stereo sound that was previously only known from headsets, while THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers expands the soundstage of multi-channel sound. The soundbar also comes with a subwoofer and, of course, features Razer Chroma RGB lighting with 30 lighting zones in 16.8 million colors.

The gaming soundbar Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is scheduled to appear in Januar 2023 at a recommended retail price of 489.99 euros.

Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra: DSLR-quality webcam

A new webcam can also be found in the Razer CES 2023 lineup, but not just any webcam. With the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra, the manufacturer promises image quality on par with a single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) thanks to a new, large sensor.

According to the manufacturer, it relies on the largest sensor ever used in a webcam. The sensor in 1/1.2″ format (Sony Starvis Sensor 2) is said to be able to capture up to four times as much light as leading webcams and offers an open aperture of f/1.7.

Images and videos are output in uncompressed 4K at up to 24 FPS, at 1440p and 30 FPS, or in 1080p at 60 FPS. HDR is also supported at 30 FPS.

Thanks to AI-powered features like Face Tracking Autofocus and Auto Exposure, the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra also ensures a clear and compelling image every time, and connects easily via USB 3.0. In addition, the webcam has a built-in iris shutter and cover and can be further customized via Razer Synapse software, while settings can be stored directly in the onboard memory.

The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is expected to be available as early as January 05, 2023 at an MSRP of €349.99.

VR accessories for the Meta Quest 2

The Meta Quest 2 VR headset, which is yes now finally available in Europe, can enjoy new VR accessories from Razer. With the Adjustable Head Strap System, there is an adjustable and flexible headband, while the rubberized Facial Interface provides a higher wearing comfort.

Both are expected to be available in the U.S. before the end of the first quarter of 2023, with plans to offer them in other markets in the unspecified future. The entire Razer CES 2023 lineup can be seen at the manufacturer’s booth in Booth #15083 of Central Hall, if you happen to be there in Las Vegas yourself.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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Like Swiss clockwork, the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas ushers in the new technology year. Of course, Razer is also there and has presented its own Razer CES 2023 lineup at the start of the trade show. It includes several exciting notebooks, the Kiyo Pro Ultra webcam, VR accessories and much more. We … (Weiterlesen...)

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