January 10, 2012

The future of gaming?

The widely known PC/gaming accessory Juggernaut Razer has developed something that has the potential to be next big thing in gaming. The gaming tablet currently code named Fiona is designed to run modern PC games and be mobile at the same time, its the first tablet with modern gaming in mind. The gaming tablet features a Core i7 CPU, 3-axis magnetometer & accelerometer, Doby 7.1 surround, wifi, bluetooth 3.0, 10.1″ 1280×800 screen, and a custom hybrid user interface. Test so far have been promising, such as Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine playing smooth and fluid on the device and if Razer can pull it off they may very well have a gold mine on their hands.

This will not only appeal to the mobile community but also those who cant afford to build a custom PC or buy a decent gaming rig from their local retailer. The device has no set price yet but Razer has mentioned that it will retail for less than $1,000 usd making it fairly reasonably priced for what it is. Razer hopes to get the device on shelves and into peoples homes by Q4 2012, possibly Q1 2013, I guess well see how far along they are in development and how many snags they run into before launch. You can check it out here for more info and details http://www.razerzone.com/projectfiona

4 comments

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - January 13, 2012 7:54 am

    the concept is interesting but I’m curious if it will have to use custom builds of PC games or are you going to have to map keys to the twin sticks and buttons.

    another thing that I’m curious about: what would the battery life be like if you’re able to max the settings to rival a nice gaming rig? this thing is going to eat batteries like a fat kid on chocolate cake!But still, I wouldn’t mind giving it a look.

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  2. IronJade - January 11, 2012 5:29 pm

    The price is a bit steep, but to be honest, if you were to play games on ultra settings, MOBILE, and in that small of a form factor, would you detest?

    The size of the device is actually great as far as I can tell, a big enough screen to see what is happening with controller holsters built in.

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  3. RAY16 - January 11, 2012 10:07 am

    Assuming this concept ever makes it to production it seems a bit too bulky to really be practical as a “portable” gaming device. And the projected $1000 price tag isn’t very attractive either.

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  4. IronJade - January 10, 2012 10:11 pm

    This looks sweet!

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