Razer: Project Fiona
Razer’s Project Fiona was one of the biggest hypes of last year’s CES event, where it was introduced as an idea for the future of gaming. But this year Project Fiona has come to life, and the company has given the portable PC gaming tablet an actual name: The Razer Edge. This gaming machine is set to hit the shelves in the first quarter of 2013 at a price of $999 for the standard version, and $1,299 for higher specs.
The device will offer the following specs:
- 3rd gen intel processor
- 10.1-inch screen
- 1366 x 768 display
- NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU
- 4 to 8GB RAM
- 64, 128, or 265GB SSD
Gamers will also be happy to hear that Razer has reported that the device can run some recent titles with good frame-rates (e.g. 59 fps in Dishonored).
One element of the device that was part of the prototype, but has been removed, were the handlebar controllers. These will be available for purchase as a dock for the gaming tablet, but will unfortunately cost you an extra $249. There is also a keyboard dock available. This allows users who want a more regular computer gaming experience on-the-go (and their WASD keys), to access ‘keyboard mode’ on the tablet. There is also a ‘console mode’, where controllers can be attached to the dock for a completely different experience.
The Razer Edge seems like a great idea, and it would be brilliant for playing single player games like RPGs, but it’s difficult to imagine how satisfactory an experience it would offer those who play larger, online games. This is mainly due to the size of the device, but also because of the relatively average specs. Current laptops and desktop computers offer exceptional gaming experiences and specifications and cost lower or a similar price to this tablet. It’s also interesting to see how the tablet will compete with the Razer Blade – Razer’s own superpowered gaming laptop.
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