CES 2013: Razer Edge Back Again. Fiona Always Was Edgy.

Subject: General Tech, Systems, Mobile, Shows and Expos | January 9, 2013 - 02:58 AM |
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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Source: Razer

January 9, 2013 | 04:50 AM - Posted by JSL

Well this sounds like a waste of money. If it was for gamers it wouldnt have such a low end screen... 1366x768 res... laughable it could have been an sIPS panel. 640M LE... even more so.

January 9, 2013 | 08:57 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

With a current price tag of 1,299 USD, I agree.

January 9, 2013 | 08:30 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

Looks interesting. This seems more tempting than the nVidia Shield.

As for storage for your games and such, 256GB is low. I would think it would support external storage, however for gaming, it will hit some hardware latency issues.

I thought the Intel Core i7 was available only as a 4 Core CPU.

Razer Edge seems like a portable gaming/media console. nVidia Shield appears like a Men-In-Middle portable gaming console.

Keep up the good work, news, and live broadcast :)

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