This chap right here might very well be the most interesting thing we’ve written about from this year’s CES. I refer to Razer’s Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet.
As many of the regular Mobotniks have noted while playing GTA III recently, there comes a point where touchscreen controls really ain’t ideal. That’s where the Razer Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet comes in, with integrated dual-analogue controls and buttons and everything.
In terms of ye olde specs, the Razer Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet has a “Hybrid user interface for PC gaming”, Intel Core i7 processor, 10.1in 1280x800 display, force feedback and Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
Sounds good to us (no pun intended).
“While multi-touch screens have become the de facto user interface for tablets, they are not the right interface for serious PC gaming,” screamed Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer.
“The user interface we have designed for Project Fiona allows all existing PC games to be played right out of the box and also provides game developers new opportunities as they develop next-gen games on a highly-intuitive platform.
“Both developers and gamers are going to love the new user interface that combines the best of a gamepad, multi-touch screen and accelerometers for an all-new gaming experience on-the-go.”
Amusingly, Razer's Project Fiona site adds: “This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora.” Ho ho!
Razer Project Fiona developer units will be made available soon, and it's expected to start shipping in Q4 at "below USD $1,000".