Razer has officially announced the price for its two Windows-based gaming tablets, the Razer Edge and the Razer Edge Pro. The Razer Edge will retail for $999 whereas the Razer Edge Pro will cost $1,299.
This report comes around a year after the tablet first made an appearance during last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. At the time, the Razer Edge tablets were still a gaming tablet concept called Project Fiona. It garnered various awards on the occasion, among which were CNET’s Best of CES 2012 People’s Voice Award, Stuff Magazine’s Hot Stuff Award, Laptop Magazine’s Best of CES Award, and IGN Magazine’s Best of CES Award.
According to Razer’s press release, the company allowed the gaming community to decide what specifications should be found on the gaming tablet. Among the important decisions made by gamers were the device’s features, chipset, dimensions, and price. These were sent to Razer via surveys, e-mails, and responses on the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Thanks to extensive crowd sourcing efforts, the gaming tablet concept was translated into reality.
The result is the Razer Edge and its upgraded sibling, the Razer Edge Pro. The tablets are said to be the first ones to be created “for PC Gamers, by PC Gamers,” according to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.
The Razer Edge tablet features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It runs on an Intel Core i5 processor under the hood, working with an NVIDIA GT640M LE graphics processor, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It offers 64GB of storage capacity on its solid state disk, and packs suppor t for Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. The device comes with Windows 8 operating system. It does not include a gamepad.
On the other hand, the Razer Edge Pro boasts of the same 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is driven by an Intel Core i7 processor,and has NVIDIA GT640M LE as its GPU. It furthermore offers 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a choice between a 128 or 256GB solid state disk. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0, like the Razer Edge. Windows 8 is its operating system, as well. Unlike the less expensive model, the Pro tablet has a gamepad controller included in the package.
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