Alienware M18 R1 vs. 2023 Razer Blade 18: Full specs comparison

We thoroughly analyzed technical specifications for Alienware M18 R1 and 2023 Razer Blade 18 models, including CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Alienware M18 R1 Pros

Reasons that Alienware M18 R1 is better than 2023 Razer Blade 18.

Has two more ports and slots

Alienware M18 R1 has more ports and slots count than the 2023 Razer Blade 18. It has twelve versus ten amount of ports and slots on the 2023 Razer Blade 18.

PortsAlienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotNoYes
Mini DisplayPortYesNo
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesNo
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2Yes
USB-AYes x3Yes x3
USB-CYesYes
Total1210
More versatile connectivity

Alienware M18 R1 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the 2023 Razer Blade 18. It has nine versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the 2023 Razer Blade 18.

PortsAlienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
Mini DisplayPortYesNo
RJ-45YesNo

2023 Razer Blade 18 Pros

Reasons that 2023 Razer Blade 18 is better than Alienware M18 R1.

Supports faster memory

The 2023 Razer Blade 18 supports a faster memory speed than the Alienware M18 R1. It supports up to 5600MHz versus 4800MHz of system memory on the Alienware M18 R1.

Memory type and speed
2023 Razer Blade 18 - DDR5
5,600 MHz
Alienware M18 R1 - DDR5
4,800 MHz

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Alienware M18 R1 and 2023 Razer Blade 18.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 64GB

Both laptops supports up to 64GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Alienware M18 R1
64 GB
2023 Razer Blade 18
64 GB
Upgradable memory

Both laptops come with available RAM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed.

MemoryAlienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Slots
x2
x2
TypeDDR5DDR5

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Alienware M18 R1 Price
Alienware m18 AMD Gaming Laptop - 18-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480Hz 3ms Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7845HX, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GDDR6, 1-Year Premium Support - Dark Metallic Moon
Alienware m18 AMD Gaming Laptop - 18-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480Hz 3ms Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7845HX, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GDDR6, 1-Year Premium Support - Dark Metallic Moon
By Alienware
$2,686.00
Alienware M18 Gaming Laptop QHD+ Display, Intel Core i7-13700HX, 16 GB DDR5 RAM, 1 TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8 GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, 1 Year Premium Support, Dark Metallic Moon.
Alienware M18 Gaming Laptop QHD+ Display, Intel Core i7-13700HX, 16 GB DDR5 RAM, 1 TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8 GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, 1 Year Premium Support, Dark Metallic Moon.
By Alienware
$2,297.94
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
By Alienware
$2,599.99
$2,949.97 12% OFF
2023 Razer Blade 18 Price
Razer Blade 18 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080-13th Gen Intel 24-Core i9 HX CPU - 18" QHD+ 240Hz - 32GB RAM - 1TB SSD - CNC Aluminum - Compact GaN Charger - Windows 11 - Chroma RGB
Razer Blade 18 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080-13th Gen Intel 24-Core i9 HX CPU - 18" QHD+ 240Hz - 32GB RAM - 1TB SSD - CNC Aluminum - Compact GaN Charger - Windows 11 - Chroma RGB
By Razer
$3,199.99
$3,799.99 16% OFF
Razer Blade 18 (2024) Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - Intel Core i9 14900HX 14th Gen CPU - 18” QHD+ 300 Hz Mini LED Display - 32GB RAM - 2TB SSD - Thunderbolt 5 - Windows 11 - Chroma RGB
Razer Blade 18 (2024) Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - Intel Core i9 14900HX 14th Gen CPU - 18” QHD+ 300 Hz Mini LED Display - 32GB RAM - 2TB SSD - Thunderbolt 5 - Windows 11 - Chroma RGB
By Razer
$4,499.99
Razer Blade 16 Gaming-Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 13th Gen Intel 24-Core i9 HX CPU 16" QHD+ 240Hz - 16GB-RAM - 1TB SSD CNC Aluminum Compact GaN-Charger - Windows 11 Chroma RGB
Razer Blade 16 Gaming-Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 13th Gen Intel 24-Core i9 HX CPU 16" QHD+ 240Hz - 16GB-RAM - 1TB SSD CNC Aluminum Compact GaN-Charger - Windows 11 Chroma RGB
By Razer
$2,199.99
$2,699.99 19% OFF

Availability

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Released20232023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
  • AMD models will be available starting in Q2 2023.
  • Announced on January 05, 2023.
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
PricingStarting at $2,099 or $2,849 (CA)Starting at $2,899.99
Applicable Models
  • Alienware m18 Gaming Laptop
  • Original Alienware m18 Gaming Laptop
  • First Gen Alienware m18 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m18 R1 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m8 (2023) Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m18 with 13th Gen Intel-HX55 processors
  • Alienware m18 with RTX 4000-Series
  • New Razer Blade 18
  • Razer Blade 18 (2023)
  • Razer Blade 18 (Early 2023)
  • 2023 Razer Blade 18
  • Razer Blade 18 with 13th-Gen Intel-HX55 Processors
  • Razer Blade 18 with Nvidia RTX 40 series

Exterior

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Size Comparison
Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Dimensions16.15 x 12.59 x 0.95 - 1.05 - 0.988 inch (410.3 x 319.9 x 24.1 - 26.7 - 25.1 mm)15.74 x 10.84 x 0.86 inches (399.9 x 275.4 x 21.9 mm)
WeightN/A7.05 lbs (3.2 kg)
Colors
Dark Metallic Moon aluminum
Anodized Black
With illuminated Razer logo
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Alienware mSeries Per-Keyy AlienFX RGB keyboard.
  • Alienware's CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.
    • 1.8mm key travel
    • Includes N-key rollover technology
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture touchpad with integrated scrolling.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
    • Per-key RGB powered by Razer Chroma™
    • 1.0 mm key travel
    • 1.1 mm membrane
    • 65G actuation
    • Anti-ghosting keyboard
    • N-key roller
  • Precise Glass Touchpad
    • A large, clickable glass touchpad with Microsoft Precision Touchpad support.
Chasis Information
  • Featuring the new Alienware's Legend 3.0 industrial design language
  • Updated Perimeter foot enables increased bottom side airflow aiding system and gaming performance
  • Reformed V-rail edges aid in daily use providing an ergonomic approach to using the laptop
  • All configurations are certified for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies
  • Engineered with Alienware Cryo
  • Tech ™Cooling technology
  • Constructed with copper alloy thermal components
  • Vapor chamber cooling technology over both the CPU and GPU
T6 CNC Aluminum, Anodized, Black with illuminated Razer Logo

Display

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Size18 Inches18 Inches
Info
  • 18” FHD+ 480Hz 3ms
    1920 x 1200, 16:10, 480Hz, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3 gamut,1000:1 contrast ratio, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, AMD FreeSync + Dynamic Display Switching.
  • 18” QHD+ 165Hz 3ms
    2560 x 1600, 16:10, 165Hz, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, AMD FreeSync + Dynamic Display Switching.
18” QHD+ 240Hz
2560 x 1600 16:10 240Hz IPS 100% DCI-P3 500 nits 3ms response time G-Sync 3.7 mm side bezel individually factory calibrated Anti-glare

Ports

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Alienware M18 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (4)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Left
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (1)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Right
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
Back (7)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Back
Image Source: Dell
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), 15W (5V/3A) Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    v1.4
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x power port
Left (5)
2023 Razer Blade 18 Ports - Left
Image Source: Razer
  • 1 x power port
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), 100W Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (5)
2023 Razer Blade 18 Ports - Right
Image Source: Razer
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), 100W Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Security Lock

Internal Specs

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13650HX
    14 cores, 20 threads, 1.90 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 55W
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
    16 cores, 24 threads, 1.50 → 5.00 GHz, 30MB SmartCache, 55W
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
    24 cores, 32 threads, 1.80 → 5.40 GHz, 36MB SmartCache, 55W
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13950HX
    24 cores, 32 threads, 1.60 → 5.50 GHz, 36MB SmartCache, 55W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13650HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, → 1550 MHz
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units,
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13950HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Memory Slots
  • 2 x DDR5 SODIMM slots
Memory Configurations
  • Speed: 5600 MHz
  • Memory Type: Non-ECC Single or Dual-Channel
  • Minimum Memory: 16GB
  • Maximum Memory: 64GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    TGP: 115W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 2370 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: 115W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 2070 - 2175 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 1860 - 2280 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 1590 - 2040 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 - 8GB GDDR6 
    TGP: up to 140W, 3072 CUDA cores, up to 2370 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: up to 140W, 4608 CUDA cores, up to 2175 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    TGP: up to 175W, 7424 CUDA cores, up to 2280 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    TGP: up to 175W, 9728 CUDA cores, up to 2040 MHz
Storage4 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)Storage Slots
  • 2 x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots
    Supports single-sided NVMe Drive only.
Storage Configurations
  • Up to 2 x 2TB SSD
Fans Number4-
Cooling Info7 heat pipes and 5 vents.-

Connectivity

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Killer 1675i Wi-Fi 6E
  • Intel Killer 1690i Wi-Fi 6E
Killer® Wi-Fi 6 AX211
Triple bands 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/az Bluetooth 5.3
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.3
Ethernet2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller2.5G Gigabit Ethernet
10/100/1000/25000 Mbps

Battery

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Size97 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery91.7Wh
Lithium-ion polymer battery.
Power Supply
330W
power adapter.
280W
GaN AC Adapter.

Software

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
Windows 11 Home
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    • Brand new architecture with redesigned UI/UX
    • The intuitive dashboard navigates all features, including thermals, system performance, overclocking, and themes
    • Game Library to manage titles from multiple services
    • AlienFX supports full RGB values up to 16.8 million colors, keybinds, and calibration settings on peripherals
    • Power Management pre-sets or manual controls
    • Overclocking controls system performance and overclocking profiles
Razer Synapse 3 enabled with a programmable keyboard, backlighting, and fan control

Camera & Audio

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 1080p FHD.
  • Windows® Hello built-in IR camera
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • stereo speakers
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 6 x Speakers
    • 4 sub-woofers
    • 2 tweeters
  • THX® Spatial Audio
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Dolby® Atmos support, 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in array microphone

Misc

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera
  • IR Camera
Security-
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) security embedded
  • Kensington™ Security Slot
  • Windows Hello IR Camera
In the box-
  • New Razer Blade 18
  • Power adapter + regional power cord
  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
  • Important Product Information Guide
Warranty1 Year Premium Support
  • 1-year limited laptop warranty
  • 2-year limited battery warranty

Key Features

Alienware M18 R12023 Razer Blade 18
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 QHD+
18”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
7 lb
3.18 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C/32T, 1.80 → 5.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,000
Single Core
Geekbench 5
20,000
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
Alienware M18 R1 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 175W Max
Released in Early
2023
16:10 UHD+
18”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
7.05 lb
3.20 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-13950HX
24C/32T, 1.60 → 5.50 GHz
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
5600 MHz DDR5
2023 Razer Blade 18 Ports - Left
2023 Razer Blade 18 Ports - Right
NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 175W Max
Vapor Chamber
Cooling
Per-key RGB
Keyboard

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