Razer’s long-teased “Project Fiona” showed up at CES this year as the Razer Edge tablet. Thankfully, it’s the same gaming focused tablet we’ve been expecting. It comes in two versions with a variety of add-ons that give gamers the ability play however they want – whether it be on the go or on the big screen. Details after the break!
“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 comes in two models, with the base model coming in at $999 and the “Pro” model demanding $1299. The base model packs a Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, 4 GB of RAM, and a 64 GB SSD. The Pro model steps it up with a Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and the option of a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD. There’s also a bundle option that includes the Razer Edge Pro and the Gamepad Controller dock for $1499. If you want to buy the Gamepad Controller separately it will set you back $249.
Other accessories include a keyboard dock allowing you to hook a mouse for more traditional PC gameplay, available in Q3 2013. On top of that there’s a docking station that’s designed to turn the Edge tablet into a home console. It sports three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, mic-in and stereo out. It costs $99 and could make local multiplayer pretty easy.
Check out the launch video below, then head over to RazerZone.com for more info on availability.