Razer Edge gaming tablet
March 23, 2013No Comments
Take a Windows 8 tablet. Add Nvidia graphics. Add a snap-on controller. Add a TV-friendly dock. Suddenly, what was a gaming PC in theory can become a console; suddenly, a tablet becomes a gaming handheld.
This is the promise that the Razer Edge provides: a Surface for the gaming set, if you will. It’s a novel idea that no one else has made tangible yet, and the Razer Edge stands alone in that regard.
We got our review unit in today from Razer, and have been unpacking and setting it up. It’s the top-end Razer Edge Pro configuration, a $1,449 package that comes with a 1.9GHz/3.0GHz Core i7-3517U CPU, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 640M LE (2GB) graphics card, and 256GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage. It also comes with a snap-on Gamepad Controller, transforming the tablet into a makeshift, very large gaming handheld not unlike a massive Wii U GamePad.
The cheapest Razer Edge you can get costs $999, with a 1.7GHz/2.6GHz Core i5-3317U processor, only 4GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce 640M LE (1GB) graphics, and a 64GB SSD, but doesn’t come with the Gamepad Controller — arguably its sexiest feature.