Last year, Razer showed everyone the Project Fiona at CES, a gaming tablet with dual analog sticks, an entire array of buttons, and touchscreen controls. Now it's reappeared as the new Razer Edge which is said to be "designed for-- and by--PC gamers" according to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.
Tan says that the Edge was sourced by PC Gamers who had a few goals in mind: a i5/i7 powered tablet, mid-tier discrete GPU, and the ability to run Battlefield 3 on the go. Theses requests came in frequently while Razer was sifting through over 10,000 emails and survey responses from their fan base. Now we've got what Razer claims to be "the most powerful tablet in the world."
The gaming tablet will ship in two configurations, the standard Razer Edge and Razer Edge Pro. The base model is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia GT640M LE GPU, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and a 64 GB solid state drive. The Razer Edge Pro comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GT640M LE GPU, 8 GB DDR3 RAM and the option for a 128 GB or 256 GB solid state drive.
There's also a line of accessories coming out for the Edge which will allow you to play the tablet in a multitude of ways. There's a gamepad which gives you the ability to play any PC game "out of the box" and turns the tablet into a portable console of sorts. You could get the keyboard dock instead and turn the device into a keyboard and mouse dependent game device or you could get the docking station that comes with three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI 4.1 port and stereo out; turning the tablet into a home console like device.
With specs and accessories like that, this will probably be the most powerful tablet in the world since it's essentially a tablet, a PC, and a console all in one.
The starting price of the tablet is set at $999 and is set to release sometime in the first quarter of 2013.