Done with their gaming laptop last year with the Blade, Razer announced their very own gaming tablet this time around with the Edge (previously Project Fiona). What sets the Windows 8-powered Razer Edge apart from other tablets is that it underwent a series of crowdsourcing from its community to determine its final specifications. It’s the world’s first tablet designed by PC gamers for PC gamers designed.
The Razer Edge was actually introduced in last year’s CES but the final and working build was just unveiled in this year’s CES. It also won all three categories of CNET’s 2013 Best of CES for which it was nominated: Best Gaming, People’s Voice””as voted by the CNET audience””and the coveted Best of Show award.
This gaming tablet combines the best features of a tablet, PC and game console in one elegant 10.1-inch touchscreen device. It runs on Windows 8 with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 LE GPU. It has an 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to 256GB SSD for storage and has additional accessories like a force-feedback gamepad controller, keyboard dock and docking station for gameplay on an HDTV.
And since the Razer Edge runs true Windows 8, there are more applications available at launch then there are for any other tablet, with thousands of applications and games running straight-out-of-the-box. It means this tablet can also accept all sorts of gaming input accessories that you typically use on your desktop PC.
The Razer Edge will be available in Q1, starting at $999 for the Core i5, 128GB SSD tablet only; $1 299 for the Core i7 tablet only; and $1499 for the Core i7, 256GB SSD with controller. (thanks Lyle)