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Razer’s Project Fiona, PC gaming just evolved

Razer presented its latest gaming concept design in the International CES, which is currently held at Las Vegas, Nevada.  As Matt Buchanan, a writer in gizmodo.com, would put it, “œI just held the future of PC gaming in my hands”.

Project Fiona

Project Fiona is a tablet created solely for PC gaming. You read that right, PC gaming.  Razer worked with Intel to be able to utilize the power of its third generation Intel Core i7 processor in Project Fiona.  Razer’s tablet will run PC games the way they’re meant to be. Essentially redefining portable gaming I might say.

What makes this a vastly superior tablet for gaming compared to other tablet devices? You don’t need to wait for your favourite PC games to be released/ported to Project Fiona, as it can run full pledged PC games right out of the box.

“œProject Fiona’s combination of high performance Intel-based gaming hardware and innovative tablet design is specifically focused for PC gamers.  It will unleash the PC gamer to play their existing and future high-end games in one of the most exciting new form factors ““ a tablet.” ““ Brad Graff, Director of Partner Marketing, Netbook & Tablet Group, Intel.

Project Fiona

Fiona’s design will feature integrated dual game controllers with analog sticks, which runs gamepad-enabled PC games right out of the box.  It’ll also feature accelerometers and a multi-touch screen, which will provide gamers and developers a box load of experimental opportunities with up and coming games.

The world won’t end in 2012, we still have this bad boy to look forward to.

Price: TBA (Estimated below US$1,000)

Availability: Q4 2012

You can learn more about Project Fiona, by visiting http://www.razerzone.com/projectfiona/.

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  • Griswold

    This looks odd… parang PC na ginawang console. i wonder if it will fly. mouse-keyboard guy pa rin ako.

    • That’s exactly what I have in mind. I used to play on consoles but then I took- you know the joke. Now I’m a PC gamer because of the modding community and the superior graphics. I love to play using the keyboard and mouse but I also love to play with a gamepad whenever I want to lay in bed or something. Sure there will be games, that will play better on this system like platformers, casual games, I bet racing would be like a charm with the accelerometer. I don’t know, the tech industry is full of surprises. I wonder how Fiona will fare in the market.

    • JmBalicano

      They likely won’t get it right the first time around, but Razer will probably generate enough buzz to get them started developing a follow-up device. I’m looking forward to the next iteration of this thing after they refine the concept further. It’s a curious way of taking gaming on the go. Really not sure how this will fly. Personally, I’d still use a keyboard even on platformers.

  • Jed

    The control scheme sounds novel, but I’m hoping that add compatibility for a mouse-and-keyboard set too. I’ve been a dedicated PC player for the longest time. This’ll really be something to look forward to if the price tag really is less than $1000.

  • Pinoy Persuasion

    Novel. But this will cause some serious muscle strain in the arms, back and neck (if we are to use it for long hours).

  • Marck Joseph Daza

    I think it’s excellent gaming device for travelling especially for those who are itching to play computer games whenever they get bored inside the bus, train, etc. But if the price would be create a struggle then I would prefer PSVita and wouldn’t mind.

  • Marck Joseph Daza

    * But if the price would create a struggle then I would prefer PSVita and wouldn’t mind.

    • But this is a different system from the PSVita. It’s a full pledged PC-tablet. Which will be running Windows 8 on an i7.

  • Messie

    Now let’s hope this runs Steam. I wouldn’t like to buy my games again just to run in this tablet. =D

  • Luigi Lejano

    Heads up guys: this baby does support mouse and keyboard setups. If this does get released on Q2 of 2012, I know what I’m going to get this Christmas 2012 (if the world does not end on 12/21/12. XD

    For your reference on the keyboard and mouse setup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX6jy4U30Qw.

    • Pinoy Persuasion

      I still have to watch the video, but if it can have a keyboard and mouse, does that mean we can use it for productivity (Windows Office)?

      • Luigi Lejano

        My guess would be yes. As seen on the video, it looks as though it runs on Windows 7 OS. If that would be the case, it’s a whole new kind of PC platform. But I really doubt it’s going to be less than 1k USD when it becomes available here in the Philippines though…

        • I read from giz that it might run on Windows 8.