Impressive Specs, Hefty Price
Razer has officially blown the lid off their Edge gaming tablet - originally known as Project Fiona - confirming both specifications and price point. The Windows 8-powered device boasts some impressive hardware considering its form factor, and is ostensibly capable of running "all PC games and applications".
More details below. UPDATE: Have a trailer too.
Two models are currently available to pre-order Stateside: the Edge and Edge Pro. The Pro Edition costs $1299, containing an Intel Core i7 Dual core CPU running at 1.9GHz/Turbo 3.0GHz, an NVIDIA GT 640M LE with 2GB DDR3 memory, 8GB DDR3 RAM (2x4GB 1600MHz) and a 128/256GB solid-state hard drive.
The entry-level 'Edge' will set you back $999. Specs-wise, you'll get a Core i5 1.7GHz / Turbo 2.6GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD and 1GB of DDR3 memory for the GPU. Both models output to a 10.1-inch, 1366x768 capacitive touchscreen, though a seperate docking station allows you to hook it up to a television or monitor.
The tablet supports USB keyboards and mice, but an optional custom-made gamepad controller dock bolts on two analogue sticks, face buttons and triggers (along with two ergonomic grips on either side of the device). Games like Dishonored and Skyrim are confirmed to run on the Edge with good performance at medium/high settings.
Currently you can only register your interest on the Razer store, and shipping appears to be restricted to the US at present. However, should this be made available in Europe, would you be interested in buying one? With competition from NVIDIA's Shield, it's definitely going to be an interesting year for power-packed portables.