The Mercury's rising at Razer with these stunning gaming laptops

The new Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18 are bigger, better and more beautiful

Razer Blade 16 and 18 in Mercury White
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The Razer Blade 15 is our second favourite in our guide to the best gaming laptops, and our favourite among premium gaming laptops. So we're excited to see even bigger, better versions in the form of the new Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18. These laptops are bigger and better than previous Blades, and they're also more beautiful thanks to a brand new colourway that Razer calls Mercury.

These aren't style over substance, though. The specs for both laptops are very impressive. 

Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18: key specifications

The Razer Blade 16 Mercury Edition is Razer's first laptop with its dual-mode Mini LED display, which can toggle between two native resolutions: 240Hz FHD and 120Hz UHD. That's paired with the NVIDEA GeForce RTX 4080 and 13th-gen Intel Core i9 HX processors for serious speed; Razer says it delivers more graphics power per inch than any other 16-inch gaming laptop.

The Razer Blade 18 is even more powerful, with a choice of RTX 4080 or RTX 4090, both with a maximum TGP of 175W. The Blade 18 comes with a massive 240Hz QHD+ display covering up to 100% of the DCI-3 colour gamut, 6-speaker THX Spatial Audio and up to 5.6GHz Intel Core i9 HX processors, and both its storage and RAM are fully upgradeable. It's a serious desktop replacement as well as a serious gaming laptop.

All that power comes with a hefty price tag, of course: you're looking at recommended retail prices of $3,799.99 USD / €4,399.99 (about £3,820) for the Blade 16 Mercury Edition, and that's the starting price for the Blade 18 Mercury Edition too. Both models are on sale now.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (