For nearly two decades, we have had the ability to experience gaming from the palms of our hands. While technology has significantly improved these pasts years, the big companies such as Sony and Nintendo have always been the top dogs when it came to portable gaming. Promising gamers a console experience, both these companies have succeeded in the portable gaming business.
I enjoy playing my newly purchased PS Vita, and while I have played the Wii U, both these systems offer the ability to play console gaming right from a screen that isn't your television. I enjoy using the remote play feature when it's available on my PS Vita, only the biggest issue is that it isn't widely supported. The Wii U also offers the same experience, only with every single title out there. What the console lacks, however, is power. That's where Razor comes in.
At CES 2013, Razor unveiled their brand-new gaming tablet titled "Razor Edge Tablet", promising gamers a full console experience on the tablet. And by looking at the specs, that's exactly what they'll achieve.
The official specs.
OS: Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB 1600MHz)
GPU: Intel HD4000 (DX11) + NVIDIA GT 640M LE (2GB DDR3, Optimus Technology)
HD: Storage 128/256GB SSD (SATA-III)#
DISPLAY: 10.1” (IPS, 1366x768)
AUDIO: Dolby Home Theater v4, Stereo speakers, Array microphones, Audio jack (3.5mm, 4-pole, stereo out / mic in)
10-point capacitive touch,
Network Intel WLAN (802.11b/g/n + BT4)
Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI)
HD Webcam (front-facing, 2MP)
USB 3.0 x1 (green, SuperSpeed)
These are quite impressive, seeing that it's literally a high-end gaming rig condensed on a small tablet. The release of this device is schedule for April 2013 and will be set at a hefty price of $1299 for the i7 model and $999 for the i5 Model. It'll support steam. We'll make sure to do a review of the device if we ever get a chance this April.