CES 2013: Razer Edge Back Again. Fiona Always Was Edgy.
Subject: General Tech, Systems, Mobile, Shows and Expos | January 9, 2013 - 07:58 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: CES, ces 2013, razer
Last year Project Fiona was presented by Razer and we felt as awkward about it as it looked.
This is a new year and it looks like Razer took a bit of feedback from critics of yester-CES. The design itself looks quite similar than it did except that the controller-handles are now detachable. The Edge can operate in four different modes: tablet, keyboard, the controller-handles, and “home console” mode.
The Home Console mode allows you to dock your tablet and access it using 3 USB ports, HDMI, and 3.5mm audio in/out. You can use it as a desktop or as a home theatre PC. Also with Steam’s Big Picture Mode it sees the big picture as a potential Steam Box.
The technical specifications are slightly more solid than last year:
- Intel Core i7 (2 core, 4 threads) @ 1.9GHz Turbo to 3.0GHz
- Intel HD 4000/NVIDIA GT 640M LE
- 8GB DDR3
- 126/256GB SSD
- Intel WLAN (B/G/N + Bluetooth 4.0)
- 10.1” IPS 1366x768 10-point touchscreen
- Windows 8
So what do you think? While I expect it will be out of my budget and I would probably just barely survive on 256GB due to recent 20-25GB games -- I think it looks pretty good.
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