We talk to Razer about The Edge


By Geoffrey Tim on Friday, September 6, 2013

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At Gamescom this year, we got to chat to Razer about the Edge Pro,  a ludicrously powerful handheld gaming device that’s part tablet, part PC and part console. The thing manages to cram a dual-core Intel i7 CPU, a 2GB Nvidia GT 640M and 8 gigs of ram in to something not very much bigger than two iPads duct-taped together.

Of course, all that technology in such a small space comes with a pretty hefty price tag. We have no local pricing just yet, but it’ll set you back $1300 in the US, which, admittedly, is a lot of money for a handheld gaming tablet. According to Razer, here’s why you’d want one.

What do you think? viable replacement for consoles or a rich-kid’s toy?

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    Why is his hair so weird?

    • John mul-ti-pass

      All I’m thinking…first tablet designed for PC gamers…PC gamers…PC….
      Where’s the keyboard and mouse?

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        Indeed. Gimmick

        • John mul-ti-pass

          It should read: First tablet designed to make console gamers feel as cool as PC gamers.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Now now, be nice!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha, No harm in trying I suppose.

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            *cough* xbone ps4 *cough*

      • Red

        Do a bit of research before u ppl rage it supports keyboard mouse attachable controller hdmi etc and the nvidia shield doesnt have half the power, but if u love holding a controller with a tiny screen go for it :D

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    Where is Tanya?

    • John mul-ti-pass

      You know, you just can’t rely on that girl anymore.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Probably looking for her kevlar before getting into a flame war. Otherwise her stockings get all torn.

        • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

          BOOM!

    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      I think you scared her off…

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    All in all, a lovely piece of tech. Just not sure about the price tag?

    • John mul-ti-pass

      That’s usually the thing…

  • JC Pretorius

    Nvidia Shield will wipe the floor with it!

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    Would have been cheaper and better with AMD parts

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Some people just can’t handle the truth it seems.

  • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    Love the idea of the thing. Watched Jim Sterling play Skyrim on it, was brilliant. Just don’t see it taking off…

  • Ocelotty1

    It was never a question of wanting the Razer Edge; it’s always been about the immensely poor Global distribution network for Blade Laptops, and tablets. If you’re not in Singapore or the US, good luck getting one easily. I would love to grab the 14″ Razer Blade and use it as my primary on road rig. Oh well.

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