The 10.1-inch gaming tablet will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2013.
By Rachel Cericola
January 14, 2013
If you’re into PC gaming, there are tons of souped-up laptops that can feed that monkey on your back while on the go. However, PC gaming is about to become more portable with the new Razer Edge gaming tablet.
The Razer Edge was recently announced to a ton of frothing fanfare. That makes sense, since it combines the best of a tablet, a PC, and a game console all in one device. No, really. Right now, it’s the only tablet with true Windows 8, an Intel Core processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GPU.
Razer designed the tablet with plenty of feedback from gamers. The original concept was part of a big crowdsourcing effort called Project Fiona, with millions of gamers helping to determine the product’s final specs. That community helped to determine the Razer Edge’s final chipset, weight, thickness, features, and even the price.
In other words, if you don’t like the specs, you only have yourself to blame. However, we’re guessing a hug is more likely in order, considering what’s packed into the Edge’s 2-pound form factor. That includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen, DDDR3 RAM, and a high-speed solid state drive.
Another nifty perk is that the Razer Edge has four different modes. You can choose between Tablet, Keyboard Dock, Gamepad Controller, and Docking Station for personalized play.
The Razer Edge will start selling sometime in the first quarter of 2013, with an MSRP of $999. The tablet will also have plenty of add-on accessories available, including a feedback gamepad controller, a keyboard dock, and a docking station for gameplay on an HDTV.