Razer has this morning announced several new additions to its gaming hardware lineup, both mobile and home-based solutions. The hardware covers everything from audio to laptops and streaming needs; each has improved on previous generations and lifted the bar for the competition.
The Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18
The Razer Blade 16 is designed for gamers and content creators with high refresh and high frame rate capabilities. The screen is capable of 120Hz in UHD+ or 240Hz in FHD mode. Powered by 13th Gen Intel Core i9 you’re not going to be short on grunt. With support for up to 64GB RAM and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, this really can be a great mobile solution, even for some of the most demanding users.
The Razer Blade 16 starts at US$2,699.00 so it’s clearly not a spur of the moment buy, but if you’re needing a mobile top end solution, it would have to figure in your buying.
The Razer Blade 18 is noticeably larger and heavier, making it less portable but a great option as a desktop replacement. Razer notes the Blade 18 to be the most powerful laptop ever, sporting an 18″ QHD+ 240Hz screen. The same video capabilities as the Blade 16 and Intel 13th Gen Core i9 HX processors complement its capacity to deliver on all fronts.
With options for 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of memory and 1 or 2TB of storage, with an empty M.2 NVME slot, content creators on the go and gamers alike will be able to utilise the Blade 18 for all of their daily needs. Pricing starts at US$2,899.00, depending on the internals you choose at the time of purchase.
Introducing the Razer Edge – A new mobile gaming solution
The Razer Edge 5G is a 6.8” AMOLED display and 2400×1080 FHD+ resolution that runs at 144Hz refresh. It’s been purpose built with active cooling to cater more to the avid gamer on the go than a Kishi controller for the casual gamer to utilise on their phone. It sports a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 capable of delivering a great gaming experience for high end titles on the go.
It will be released in a 5G — US only — and Wi-Fi only version for US$399.00 on Razer.com
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is a leap forward from the first generation of the device. Through its IR camera, the speaker is able to determine the position of the user and deliver 3D audio as a result.
Along with the included subwoofer, the Leviathan V2 Pro multi-driver PC soundbar delivers crisp, clear treble and deep, punchy bass with support for Razer Chroma™ RGB, allowing for deeper immersion with 30 lighting zones, 16.8 million colours, and over 200 games integrated into the world’s largest lighting ecosystem for gaming devices.
The Leviathan V2 Pro will make its debut on the market at US$399.99
Project Carol is a head cushion that has built-in near-field surround sound and haptics to drive immersion into the gaming world. It integrates into your audio setup through 2.4Ghz wireless and will deliver up to 8 hours of before needing charging.
Project Carol takes immersion and realism to new heights with its clever use of near-field surround sound for clear, pure audio, paired with 7.1 surround sound for a captivating gaming experience. Unlike traditional speakers, Project Carol’s near-field surround sound provides closer, more direct rear audio, giving a more enveloping soundscape. Project Carol is powered by the award-wining Razer™ HyperSense technology. The cushion converts game sounds into haptic feedback in real-time, allowing gamers to feel everything behind them, placing them firmly in the middle of the action.
Streaming: Kiyo Pro Ultra
The Kiyo Pro Ultra is an outstanding device with the capability to deliver 4K 30 FPS (or 1080P 60 FPS) footage into uncompressed 4K 24 FPS, 1440p 30 FPS, or 1080p 60 FPS directly into your stream. The AI-powered face tracking ensures that the face of the presenter is always in focus with the background being slightly blurred for privacy and to increase the focus on the presenter.
The Kiyo Pro Ultra is an impressive piece of kit, but it’s not something the average user will want at home. It’s available online now for $499.95
We believe that all final release devices will be available within Australia; some already are, with others open for users to register interest in the release locally. We’re yet to get a confirmed timeline and Australian costs on all devices but once we do, we’ll post an update.