Razer Launches Razer Edge Gaming TabletJanuary 8, 2013
Razer enters the tablet gaming market with the beastly Razer Edge.
Razer has announced the launch of their entry into the handheld gaming/ tablet market with the incredible-looking Razer Edge. But it’s more than that- this is a fully featured PC, and a console, and a tablet. The Razer Edge can run the most demanding PC games, as well as all PC applications- and it’s powered by Windows 8.
The Razer Edge, previously known as Project Fiona, was announced at last year’s CES event, and was awarded CNET’s “Best of CES 2012” People’s Voice Award, Stuff magazine’s “Hot Stuff” Award, and IGN’s “Best of CES” award.
“When we decided to design a tablet from the ground up, we did it to create a phenomenal experience for mobile gamers. By combining the best of PC and console gaming with Windows 8, we’ve created a true gaming tablet,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Clearly, the critical acclaim and community support the Razer Edge has enjoyed suggests we hit the mark. Now, we get to celebrate the reality of what was formerly a dream with the audience for which this groundbreaking tablet was made.”
The Razer Edge, the world’s first gaming tablet for PC gamers, was also designed by PC gamers. Razer spearheaded a huge crowdsourcing effort , targeting millions of gamers to determine the final specifications for the Razer Edge. Razer’s community helped decide the final chipset, weight/thickness, features and pricing for the Razer Edge. It will also feature cutting-edge tech from Intel and Nvidia to create the most powerful tablet available.
“Gamers are among the most demanding audience when it comes to processor performance. We’re happy to be working with Razer to satisfy those desires by helping build one of the most powerful tablets based on the 3rd gen Intel Core family of products,” said Brad Graff, Director of Customer Marketing, Mobile Communications Group at Intel. “The Razer Edge is a testament to what can be achieved with true innovation between industry-leading companies.”
Being built around Windows 8, the Razer Edge can play practically all PC games without the need for porting or optimization. The system will be available in two variations: a standard Razer Edge and the Razer Edge Pro model. The base model is equipped with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 64 GB SSD. The Razer Edge Pro comes with an upgraded Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD.
Both models will be available in Q1 2013, with the Razer Edge starting at $999.