Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Jan 10, 2013

Razer Is Launching The World’s First CrowdSourced Gaming Tablet

Try to picture yourself in a world where a tablet is just as powerful as a computer. You don’t really have to try that hard, because one such tablet is now in existence. Razer really pulled out all the stops on this one, and while it may have been their project, they they made a lot of their decisions through crowdsourcing.

That’s right, PC gamers like you and me are the ones that decided the chipset, weight, thickness, features, and even the price of the Razer Edge Pro Gaming System. It has 3rd gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a Windows 8 OS. There will be two types available:

a standard Razer Edge and the Razer Edge Pro model. The base model is equipped with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 64 GB SSD. The Razer Edge Pro comes replete with an upgraded Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD.

These will both be available in the first quarter of this year, with the Razer Edge costing $999. The Pro version is $1,299 and will be offered in a bundle with a Gamepad controller in both the 128GB and 256GB SSD models. They include a 3.0 port, and support Bluetooth 4.0.

There are four different modes that are as adaptable as you are. They include tablet mode, keyboard dock mode, gamepad controller mode, and docking station mode. The first will have it acting like a run of the mill tablet, the second will have it set up like a PC. The gamepad comes separate, retailing for about $250, but will let you play any PC game with an “immersive vibration feedback”. There is also an extended battery that will retail for $69 so you can use the gamepad and tablet for longer. While docked, the station is a charging hub for your other gizmos as it has three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, mic-in, and stereo-out. The docking station will sell for about $100.

At the end of the day, this is a PC, work station, portable console, and home console. Is it pricey? Yes. However, I highly doubt you’d be able to lug your rig around all day. Start saving your money.

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