The gaming tablet of the future

Gam­ing has evolved in a huge way over the past few years with hand held and mobile gam­ing envi­ron­ments gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity. The next step in the evo­lu­tion of mobile gam­ing comes in the form of a tablet capa­ble of play­ing full blown PC titles on the go. Razer has just unveiled the Razer Edge gam­ing tablet. The Razer edge was announced at CES 2012 under the code name “Project Fiona”. The tablet will fea­ture a full ver­sion of Win­dows 8 (not the dumbed down W8 RT), 3rd Gen Intel i5 and i7 CPUs and Nvidia Geforce graph­ics. The idea is to take your PC game library with you wher­ever you go.…..literally. You’ll be able to down­load and install your favorite PC titles on the Razer Edge to have at your fin­ger­tips while out and about, start a game on your desk­top and have to leave for a trip? not a prob­lem, save your game in the cloud and resume while in tran­sit, or if you have to put that save game file on a USB drive and trans­fer it over to the Edge for non stop gam­ing goodness.

The Razer Edge also bridges the gap between PC and Con­sole in a way, it has con­troller sup­port for con­troller enables games and split screen multi-player. Or you can pur­chase the acces­sories for the full expe­ri­ence and have han­dles that func­tion as a con­troller, a dock for use with a tra­di­tional con­troller and multi-player and a key­board dock for the PC expe­ri­ence, and of course theres touch for touch enabled games like Civ­i­liza­tion V. And if your wor­ried you’ll get a half-assed expe­ri­ence with choppy frame rates and low qual­ity visu­als you need not worry. There are two mod­els to choose from upon release, the Edge and the Edge Pro.  The Edge will come with an dual core Intel i5 1.7Ghz / 2.6Ghz turbo, 4Gb DDR3 1600 RAM, Intel HD 4000 inte­grated graph­ics chip and a GeForce 640M LE dis­crete GPU and 64Gb SSD. The Pro will sport a 3rd Gen dual core i7 1.9Ghz / 3.0Ghz turbo CPU, 8Gb DDR3 1600, Intel HD 4000 Inte­grated Graph­ics and a GeForce 640m LE dis­crete GPU and 128/256Gb SSD. While you wont get maxed out eye candy with this you will get a solid per­for­mance for PC gam­ing on the go with­out the cum­ber­some weight and bulk­i­ness of a gam­ing lap­top. The cost for these will set you back $999 for the stan­dard Edge and $1299 for the Edge Pro. Full Specs are listed below.

*avail­abil­ity has yet to be announced, there is a notify me option in place of a buy option*

Razer Edge (base model)

  • Intel Core i5 Dual core w/ Hyper Thread­ing Base 1.7GHz / Turbo 2.6GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB 1600MHz)
  • Intel HD4000 (DX11) NVIDIA GT 640M LE (1GB DDR3, Opti­mus Technology)
  • 10.1” (IPS, 1366x768) 10-point capac­i­tive touch
  • Win­dows 8
  • 64GB SSD (SATA-III) (The Razer Edge comes with great soft­ware to enhance your gam­ing expe­ri­ence. This soft­ware uses sig­nif­i­cant stor­age. Avail­able stor­age is sub­ject to change based on sys­tem soft­ware updates and apps usage.)
  • Intel WLAN (802.11b/g/n + BT4)
  • Stereo speak­ers Codec sup­ports 7.1 (via HDMI) HD Web­cam (front-facing, 2MP) Array micro­phones Dolby Home The­ater v4 USB 3.0 x1 (green, Super­Speed) Audio jack (3.5mm, 4-pole, stereo out / mic in)

 

Razer Edge Pro

  • Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Thread­ing Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB 1600MHz)
  • Intel HD4000 (DX11) NVIDIA GT 640M LE (2GB DDR3, Opti­mus Technology)
  • 10.1” (IPS, 1366x768) 10-point capac­i­tive touch
  • Win­dows 8
  • 128/256GB SSD (SATA-III) (The Razer Edge Pro comes with great soft­ware to enhance your gam­ing expe­ri­ence. This soft­ware uses sig­nif­i­cant stor­age. Avail­able stor­age is sub­ject to change based on sys­tem soft­ware updates and apps usage.)
  • Intel WLAN (802.11b/g/n + BT4)
  • Stereo speak­ers Codec sup­ports 7.1 (via HDMI) HD Web­cam (front-facing, 2MP) Array micro­phones Dolby Home The­ater v4 USB 3.0 x1 (green, Super­Speed) Audio jack (3.5mm, 4-pole, stereo out / mic in)

 

Per­son­ally I would love to have one of these, what about you? what are you thoughts on the newest most pow­er­ful tablet in the world to date?

 

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