2023 Razer Blade 18 vs. Alienware M18 R1

Here is a side by side comparison between 2023 Razer Blade 18 and Alienware M18 R1 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Key Differences

2023 Razer Blade 18 image

2023 Razer Blade 18

Alienware M18 R1 image

Alienware M18 R1

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

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.

Ports2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesNo
Mini DisplayPortNoYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes x2
USB-AYes x3Yes x3
USB-CYesYes
Total1012
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.

Ports2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
Mini DisplayPortNoYes
RJ-45NoYes

2023 Razer Blade 18: Our analysis and reviews

2023 Razer Blade 18 image

What we like

Reasons to like about 2023 Razer Blade 18.

Supports Windows 11

The 2023 Razer Blade 18 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2023 Razer Blade 18
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i9-13950HX
4GB RAM16GB → 64GB
64GB Drive1TB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU24 cores
Upgradable storage

The 2023 Razer Blade 18 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 16GB GDDR6 175W Max

Alienware M18 R1: Our analysis and reviews

Alienware M18 R1 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware M18 R1.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware M18 R1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware M18 R1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-13650HX → Intel Core i9-13900HX
4GB RAM8GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU14 → 24 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware M18 R1 comes with four M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install additional SSDs to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 409016GB GDDR6 175W Max

Key Features

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
At Glance
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
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

Availability

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Released20232023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 05, 2023.
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
  • AMD models will be available starting in Q2 2023.
PricingStarting at $2,899.99Starting at $2,099 or $2,849 (CA)
Applicable Models
  • 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
  • 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
Stores

Exterior

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Size Comparison
2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Dimensions15.74 x 10.84 x 0.86 inches (399.9 x 275.4 x 21.9 mm)16.15 x 12.59 x 0.95 - 1.05 - 0.988 inch (410.3 x 319.9 x 24.1 - 26.7 - 25.1 mm)
Weight7.05 lbs (3.2 kg)N/A
Colors
Anodized Black
With illuminated Razer logo
Dark Metallic Moon aluminum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • 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.
  • 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.
Chasis InformationT6 CNC Aluminum, Anodized, Black with illuminated Razer Logo
  • 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

Display

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Size18 Inches18 Inches
Info18” 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
  • 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.

Ports

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2023 Razer Blade 18 image
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
Alienware M18 R1 image
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

Internal Specs

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13950HX
    24 cores, 32 threads, 1.60 → 5.50 GHz, 36MB SmartCache, 55W
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX1,86593.25%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX2,000100.00%
02,000

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX15,43877.19%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX20,000100.00%
020,000
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13950HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
  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
MemoryMemory 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
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • 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
  • 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
StorageStorage Slots
  • 2 x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots
    Supports single-sided NVMe Drive only.
Storage Configurations
  • Up to 2 x 2TB SSD
4 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
Fans Number-4
Cooling Info-7 heat pipes and 5 vents.

Connectivity

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Wi-FiKiller® 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
  • Intel Killer 1675i Wi-Fi 6E
  • Intel Killer 1690i Wi-Fi 6E
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3Bluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5G Gigabit Ethernet
10/100/1000/25000 Mbps
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Battery

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Size91.7Wh
Lithium-ion polymer battery.
97 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
Power Supply280W
GaN AC Adapter.
330W
power adapter.

Software

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
OSWindows 11 HomeWindows 11
Home Pro
Built-in AppsRazer Synapse 3 enabled with a programmable keyboard, backlighting, and fan control
  • 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

Camera & Audio

2023 Razer Blade 18Alienware M18 R1
Camera
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 1080p FHD.
  • Windows® Hello built-in IR camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • 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
  • Speakers:
    • stereo speakers
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

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

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