After discovering that Razer had brought along its Razer Edge tablet for gamers to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we knew had to infiltrate the company's suite at all costs and take a closer look. So, that's exactly what we did. The Razer Edge, if you missed our previous coverage, is the shipping name for what was previously known as Project Fiona. It's a high-end gaming tablet, notebook PC, and console all rolled into one.
Gaming aficionado and Online Editor Jimmy Thang got to see the Razer Edge up close and personal in its many forms. The 2-pound tablet is supposedly the world's most powerful slate. It runs Windows 8 and ships with either an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz (Razer Edge) or Core i7 dual-core CPU clocked at 1.9GHz (Razer Edge Pro).
Razer seemed reluctant to talk about how much the system weighs when you attach the keyboard dock (possibly because it won't ship until Q3, and the design may change by that time), which transforms the device into a notebook PC, but the rep did demonstrate how it works as a cover. There's also an extended battery tucked into the keyboard dock.
DiRT Showdown appeared to run smooth on the Razer Edge, which is powered by an Nvidia GeForce GT640M LE. The same was true when the Razer Edge was beaming content to an HDTV.
Razer shared with us the price points of all the different pieces. It breaks down as follows:
Keyboard Dock: TBD in Q3
Gamepad Controller: ~$249
Razer Edge: $1,000
Razer Edge Pro: $1,300
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