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Razer reveals 'Edge' gaming tablet PC

High-performance Windows 8-powered tablet designed for gaming

PC gaming firm Razer has revealed the 'Edge', a tablet developed specifically for gamers.

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Originally teased as 'Project Fiona' almost exactly a year ago, the Edge is essentially a high-end tablet PC running Windows 8 and capable of running "all PC games and applications".

There are two SKUs available now. The 'Edge Pro', at $1299 packs an Intel Core i7 Dual core CPU running at 1.9GHz/Turbo 3.0GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM (2x4GB 1600MHz), an NVIDIA GT 640M LE with 2GB DDR3 memory and Optimus Technology and a 128/256GB solid-state hard drive, pushing pictures to a 10.1-inch, 1366x768 display.

The lower-spec 'Edge', costing $999, has a Core i5 at 1.7GHz / Turbo 2.6GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD and the GT 640M LE GPU has 1GB of DDR3 memory.

The device itself carries a form factor not unlike your typical tablet, but a 'Gamepad controller' attachment adds two analogue sticks, face buttons and triggers to the device with two side-mounted units that look much like the PlayStation Move Navigation controller.

Razer also has a keyboard attachment, and a docking station that puts the Edge Pro into 'Home Console mode', allowing for play with multiple controllers, standard USB devices such as mice, keyboards and microphones, and video out via HDMI to TVs or monitors.

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