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?

 

Comments

Posted On
Jan 11, 2013
Posted By
PimpmasterF

I imag­ine you could load W7 on it Im just not sure how, I put W8 on my desk­top and its been good for gam­ing, its a lit­tle faster than W7 in some areas but its definetly no slower and Ive had no issues with any of my games on it

Posted On
Jan 11, 2013
Posted By
Rick "CABXYZ"

I was look­ing at the beefier Sur­face tablet, but at around the same price range this is a much more attrac­tive offer­ing. How’s Win­dows 8 in terms of gam­ing though? Could 7 be loaded instead?

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