Razer brings PC gaming tablets on the cutting-Edge

By on January 9, 2013
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Razer unveils its “most powerful tablet in the world” at CES, an i7-sporting beast that will play all of the current titles at 30fps.

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Previously only a prototype known as Project Fiona, Razer today at CES unveiled the final name and specifications of its power-packed tablet.

It’s called Razer Edge and the company claims it’s the “most powerful tablet in the world”. It’s not an exaggeration, either. Razer Edge will come in two varieties: Edge and Edge Pro. The Edge will come with Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GT640 LE graphics card, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD, while the Edge Pro will use an Intel Core i7, NVIDIA Gt640 LE, 8GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB SSD.

The Windows 8 tablet is powerful enough to play all of the current titles at 30fps, Razer claims, revealing benchmarks on several games, such as Dishonored which runs at 59fps and DiRT Showdown at 41fps.

The tablet is 0.8-inches thick and weighs only 2 pounds, which is slightly more compact that the iPad and Microsoft Surface. However, the best re-design that has come from the prototype is that the tablet no longer has permanent side-mounted controllers, instead it has been re-purposed  to be an to optional gamepad case with rumble feedback. Razer has also produced a keyboard dock for MMO players, and a docking station so players can prop it up, and play games using USB controllers. The tablet also has HDMI output to screen on an HDTV.

Razer Edge is expected to roll out sometime in Q1 on this year. The starting price is at $999.


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