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Razer Blade laptops are getting a 2022 refresh with the latest processors and DDR5 RAM

Razer Blade Laptops
Razer Blade Laptops (Image credit: Razer)

What you need to know

  • Razer has announced a major 2022 refresh for its Razer Blade gaming laptop line. The Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 are being refreshed.
  • Additions include the latest and greatest processors from Intel and AMD, new NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs, DDR5 RAM, higher refresh rate displays, and more.
  • The Razer Blade 15 and 17 will be available to preorder on Jan. 25, 2022, while the Razer Blade 14 will become available to preorder on Feb. 10, 2022. The devices will also be sold by select retailers later in Q1 2022.
  • Pricing for the new Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,999, the Razer Blade 15 starts at $2,499, and the Razer Blade 17 starts at $2,699.

Ahead of CES 2022, gaming-focused hardware manufacturer Razer has announced a Q1 2022 refresh for its Razer Blade laptops, including the Razer Blade 14, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade 17. These laptops will feature several pieces of cutting-edge hardware, including the latest NVIDIA RTX 30-series laptop GPUs, top next-gen processors like the Intel Core i9-12900H and the AMD Ryzen 6900HX, DDR5 RAM, and new displays with higher refresh rates than Razer's previous generations.

Some other notable improvements include a performance-enhancing MUX Switch and 1080p Windows Hello-compatible webcam for the Razer Blade 14, as well as four additional speakers and a larger 82WHr battery for the Razer Blade 17. The new Blade 17 also comes with a 280W charger that outperforms previous-gen 180W chargers. Additionally, all of the new Razer Blade laptops also feature an improved touchpad for greater precision.

Here's a look at all of the different configuration options you can expect once the refreshed Blade laptops are available:

Razer Blade 14Razer Blade 15Razer Blade 17
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 6900HXIntel Core i7-12800H
Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i7-12800H
Intel Core i9-12900H
GPUNVIDIA RTX 3060 (6GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti (8GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (16GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3060 (6GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti (8GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (16GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3060 (6GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti (8GB VRAM)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (16GB VRAM)
Memory16GB DDR5-4800MHz (fixed)16GB DDR5-4800MHz (upgradeable to 64GB)32GB DDR5-4800MHz (upgradeable to 64GB)
Storage1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (upgradeable to 2TB)1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (upgradeable to 2TB)
Open M.2 slot (supports up to 2TB SSD)
1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (upgradeable to 4TB)
Open M.2 slot (supports up to 4TB SSD)
Display14-inch FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz IPS w/ AMD FreeSync Premium
14-inch QHD (2560x1440) 165Hz IPS w/ AMD FreeSync Premium
15-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz IPS
15-inch QHD (2560x1440) 240Hz IPS w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC
15-inch UHD 4K (3840x2160) 144Hz IPS
17-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz IPS
17-inch QHD (2560x1440) 240Hz IPS w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC
17-inch UHD 4K (3840x2160) 144Hz IPS
Ports2x USB-A
2x USB-C
1x Power Port
1x HDMI 2.1
1x 3.5mm audio jack
1x Kensington lock port
3x USB-A
2x Thunderbolt 4
1x Power Port
1x HDMI 2.1
1x UHS-II SD card reader
1x 3.5mm audio jack
1x Kensington lock port
3x USB-A
2x Thunderbolt 4
1x Power Port
1x HDMI 2.1
1x UHS-II SD card reader
1x 3.5mm audio jack
1x RJ45 2.5Gb Ethernet
1x Kensington lock port
Biometrics1080p IR webcam (Windows Hello compatible)1080p IR webcam (Windows Hello compatible)1080p IR webcam (Windows Hello compatible)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Battery61.6WHr80WHr82WHr
Weight3.92 pounds (1.78kg)Up to 4.59 pounds (2.08kg)6.06 pounds (2.75kg)
Dimensions (HxWxD)0.66 x 12.59 x 8.66 inches
(16.8mm x 319.mm7 x 220mm)
0.67 x 13.98 x 9.25 inches
(16.9mm x 355mm x 235mm)
0.78 x 15.55 x 10.24 inches
(19.9mm x 395mm x 260mm)
PriceStarts at $1,999Starts at $2,499Starts at $2,699

Source: Razer (Image credit: Source: Razer)

All of this advanced hardware will come in the same sleek Razer Blade chassis that fans of the company's laptops have come to love, featuring an anodized matte black finish with an anti-fingerprint coating. The design of the laptops also includes all of the ports that gamers or creators could need, including Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, and plenty of USB-A ports for connecting peripherals.

These refreshed Razer Blades will no doubt end up becoming some of the best Razer laptops when they launch, and thankfully, we won't have to wait long for them to become available. Razer has confirmed that all three refreshed Razer Blade devices will become available for preorder in early 2022, with Razer Blade 15 and 17 preorders arriving first on Jan. 25, and Razer Blade 14 preorders beginning shortly after on Feb. 10. These preorders will be exclusive to Razer website and RazerStore locations, but the laptops will eventually be sold by select retailers later during Q1 2022.

In terms of pricing, the new Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,999, the Razer Blade 15 starts at $2,499, and the Razer Blade 17 starts at $2,699. Naturally, the price of the devices will increase if you choose to configure one with more powerful specs.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.