Edge is the world’s first tablet designed exclusively for high-end gaming. The new device fulfills a promise made by the game peripheral manufacturer Razer at a trade show last year that it would deliver “PC gaming in an all-new form factor.”
After a massive, yearlong crowdsourcing endeavor of tapping Razer’s fanbase for input on everything from chipset to physical dimensions, the previously codenamed “Project Fiona” has morphed from concept to full blown reality.
The Razer Edge is a 10.1-inch device touted as the world’s most powerful tablet, and a quick look inside both the base model and the souped-up Pro version shows why. Both pack a third-generation Intel Core processor and a discrete Nvidia GT640M LE GPU. More specifically, the Razer Edge sports an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB SSD, and the Razer Edge Pro comes configured with a beefier Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and the option for either a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Both models feature a USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and both run on a full version of Windows 8 with Intel architecture, in turn allowing PC games to run natively on the Edge without the need to be ported or optimized.
In addition to its considerable firepower, the Razer Edge also makes the most of its versatile form factor. It weighs a shade under 0.91 kg and measures only 0.8 inches thick. There is versatility because Edge can be used in four configurations, depending on your accessories: tablet, keyboard dock, gamepad controller and docking station mode. Tablet mode is self-explanatory; keyboard dock morphs the Edge into a laptop, complete with a traditional keyboard and mouse. In gamepad controller mode, the device is a portable mobile console with a dual-controller interface featuring analog joysticks and haptic feedback. Both the keyboard dock and gamepad controller can be connected with a removable 40Whr battery that effectively doubles the Edge’s battery life. Lastly, plugging the Razer Edge into the docking station turns it into a home console, with three USB 2.0 ports, mic-in and stereo-out, multiple gamepad controller ports, and an HDMI port that can connect the device to a bigger display…
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