Monday, January 16, 2012

Razer Shows Off a Gaming Tablet with an i7 Processor(!)

Razer’s Project Fiona gaming tablet is one of the most talked-about devices to come out of CES 2012, and  once released  it has the potential to be the next revolutionary device. It is the world’s first tablet designed specifically for gaming. PC gamers are rigid bunch and you’ll be hard pressed to defeat keyboard and mouse combination but Razer’s new tablet promises to just do that. It is essentially a gaming computer packed in the dimensions of a tablet. It looks just like a tablet with two dual analog sticks (Playstation move like controllers)  on both sides, four action buttons and two trigger buttons, effectively replicating console controls on both of its sides. It can play any PC games at nice resolution and in splendid detail.

Technical Specifications:
  • Intel® Core™ i7
  • 10.1″ 1280×800 display
  • Full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch
  • 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer
  • Dolby® 7.1 surround sound
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
The details are a bit sketchy as it is not a final product. Some changes can be expected in the final product when (and if) it is released. There might be at least an entire year before this device comes into the market. Battery Life might be a very big issue. Any high end GPU and CPU use a lot of power. If this tablet can run for at least 3 hours, only then will it be remotely portable. Weight will also be an issue. Anyway it should be interesting to see what Razer has to offer.
If the Fiona does indeed come out under $1000 it would be good viable, mobile gaming platform. It probably won’t be able to displace the ultra high end PC market, but will make for a great mobile gaming platform.

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