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Razer’s Edge brings full PC gaming to a tablet

Razer has introduced the Edge gaming tablet at CES 2013, claiming that  the device is the "most powerful tablet in the world".

Razer has finally revealed a retail version of Project Fiona, and its official name is the Razer Edge.

Gamers may notice some differences between the Edge and its prototype, including the removal of the permanent side-mounted controllers and actually finalizing the system's base specs and software.

Razer claims that the Edge is the "most powerful tablet in the world" for good reasons: the gaming tablet will be available with either the Intel i5 or i7 processor, discrete graphics with an Nvidia GT640 LE GPU, and up to 8GB of RAM that promises to deliver amazing PC-quality gaming performance of well over 30 fps for all current titles. Dishonored, for example, runs at 59 FPS, Dirt Showdown at 41 FPS, etc.

The Edge also has a docking station to allow gamers to use it like a console, with USB slots for controllers and HDMI output to a big-screen HDTV, somewhat like Nintendo's Wii U system.

The Razer Edge will be available in Q1 of this year and comes in two varieties: the Edge and the Edge Pro. The basic version (Edge) comes packed with Intel Core i5 processors, the Nvidia GT640 LE, 4GB of RAM, and a 64 GB SSD, whereas the Edge Pro utilizes an Intel Core i7, Nvidia GT 640 LE, 8 GB or RAM and either a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD.

Pricing information is still not revealed, however Razer says that the Edge (basic version) will start at $999.

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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