CES 2013: Project Fiona gaming tablet becomes Razer Edge

CES 2013: Project Fiona gaming tablet becomes Razer EdgeAlmost exactly one year ago, I was scribbling about Razer’s Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet, which boasted non-removable controllers for super-sexy gaming action.

One year on, we’re calling it the Razer Edge (that’s better), and it’s all change in terms of hardware design, too.

The big change is that the Razer Edge’s contollers are now removable. Indeed, you can choose from the familiar handlebar thingies or Xbox-style gamepads. There’s also a little stand.

As for specs, the standard 10.1in Windows 8-based Razer Edge adopts an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB or 128GB solid-state drive, while the Razer Edge Pro doubles the aforementioned figures to 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage.

Both the Razer Edge and Edge Pro will use the Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card. It’s worth noting the “LE” at the end there; it’s not as powerful as the standard 640M. Bah.

Having said that, Razer reckons Dishonoured, for example, will run at 59 frames per second on default settings.

The Razer Edge boldly claims to be “the most powerful tablet in the world”, and as such it’ll set you back a pretty penny. How pretty? The base unit (san peripherals) will go for a whopping $999. Good grief.

We’ll be watching this one closely over the next few months. More on Razer Edge pricing and availability as they flow into our receptors.

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Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 16:17

Well it kept to the below $1000 then...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 16:43

Reminds me... Zagg's new iPhone 5 gaming thingy


CTPAHHIK  Jan. 10, 2013 at 08:02

What a waste. This is what you come up with after 2 years in development? I would like to see a person who would buy this. How is this different from tablet style ultrabook? $1K for privilege of handle bars, seriously? Paying extra $200 and going for Dell XPS is no brainer, and there are better alternatives to Dell XPS available.

From CNET: "Razer estimates the Edge has 2 hours of power during general tablet use, and around 1 hour when you're playing games, but an extended 40-watt battery will take gaming use up to 2-4 hours, or around 8 hours for less graphics-intensive tablet use."

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 08:22

Haha 2 hours, eh...


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