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Razer Reveals 'Project Fiona' PC Gaming Tablet at CES

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, is proud to announce their newest gaming concept design - the Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet. Unlike other tablets designed for general use and casual gaming, Project Fiona is a tablet concept designed to play the most popular PC games of today with an intuitive control setup for a phenomenal on-the-go gaming experience.

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    Powered by Intel Core i7

    Razer worked closely with Intel to harness the power of its third generation Intel Core i7 processor in Project Fiona. As a result, Razer's tablet is more akin to a fully functioning PC; and yet in a form factor and platform highly familiar to everybody.

    Instead of relying on developers to work on a suite of brand new applications for Project Fiona, many PC games today run natively on the tablet concept without the need to be ported, optimized, or developed from scratch.

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    Moreover, Project Fiona will feature one of the most powerful processors integrated in a tablet form factor. Instead of the casual and mobile-only games that run on under-powered tablets, Project Fiona will run full-fledged PC games that have never run on a tablet form factor before until today.

    "Project Fiona's combination of high performance Intel-based gaming hardware and innovative tablet design is specifically focused for PC gamers. It will unleash the PC gamer to play their existing and future high-end games in one of the most exciting new form factors - a tablet," said Brad Graff, Director of Partner Marketing, Netbook & Tablet Group, Intel.

    PC Gaming User Interface Designed For a Tablet Form Factor

    Razer's multi-award winning user interface and ergonomics team have developed an all-new hybrid user interface scheme for Project Fiona. Featuring integrated dual game controllers with ultra-precise analog sticks, Project Fiona runs gamepad-enabled PC games right out of the box.

    Along with the game controllers, Project Fiona is also designed with ultra-precise accelerometers and a highly sensitive multi-touch screen. This provides game developers with new game experiential opportunities to develop around the hybrid game control experience offered by Project Fiona. It also ensures current-generation PC games run on the tablet concept, as well as any existing games optimized for the touchscreen interface of a tablet.

    Future games developed for Fiona are expected to take advantage of not just the integrated gamepad controls but also integrate core game functionality controls for the touchscreen and accelerometer-based controls.

    "While multi-touch screens have become the de facto user interface for tablets, they are not the right interface for serious PC gaming," said Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer. "The user interface we have designed for Project Fiona allows all existing PC games to be played right out of the box and also provides game developers new opportunities as they develop next-gen games on a highly-intuitive platform. Both developers and gamers are going to love the new user interface that combines the best of a gamepad, multi-touch screen and accelerometers for an all-new gaming experience on-the-go."

    The Most Immersive Gaming Experience on a Tablet

    To further intensify the gaming experience with Project Fiona, Razer's integrated dual controllers deliver full force feedback, so every explosion or gun recoil can be felt in the gamer's hands.

    THX Ltd., which works with many of the world's most innovative audio and video home entertainment manufacturers, agrees that the tablet adds tremendous flexibility to a gamer’s lifestyle. "Video games, music and entertainment that previously were mainly enjoyed within the home can now be enjoyed anywhere through tablets such as the Razer Concept PC Gaming Tablet," said Chris Golson, Senior Director, Business Development, THX.

    Developer units of the Project Fiona Concept PC Gaming Tablet will be made available soon.

    Price: Estimated below USD $1,000

    Availability: Actual product shipping Q4 2012
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  2. Batou1986

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    Ya no, for a 1000 bucks i'll sit in front of my PC and enjoy full fledged PC games and everything else a real pc can do on a 23 inch screen.

    I don't get it you "sell top of the line" pc mice and keyboards because you know PC gamers love M/KB and then you make a 1000 pc with no Mouse and Keyboard.
    Its cool but so is the thing that solves Rubrics cubes with Lego's and a phone that also serves no purpose.
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    Plus games would look shit and battery would last half an hour...
    Unless they can pack some decent horsepower...

    But the question is, can it run Crysis??
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    This is a very interesting concept, but it just won't work. Also, not a single mention of what's powering the graphics. Doesn't matter that it has an i7 if it doesn't have a good GPU.
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    If this is what pc gaming was it would be dead to me...
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    I let out a hearty guffaw when I saw this in the Razer email. The tech specs don't look all that bad though for $1k. They still failed at the blade and no one can tell me otherwise.
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    The email had detailed tech specs? Care to post them?
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    This is the future of PC gaming.
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    Not necessarily detailed. Still pretty ambiguous but even the low end mobile i7's aren't that bad. Even if assuming Intel IGP, it would be quite capable at 1280x800.

    Hybrid user interface for PC gaming
    Intel® Core™ i7
    10.1" 1280x800 display
    Full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch
    3-axis gyro, magnetometer, accelerometer
    Force feedback
    Dolby® 7.1 surround sound
    WiFi 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth® 3.0

    http://www.razerzone.com/projectfiona/tech_specs
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    1280X800 high res 1995 display?


    No, just no. Stop wasting money on something that doesn't work. I would rather have a 3 axis goggles/helmet that has a backpack containing the hardware and motion sensing for your hands and environment for feedback than try to lug this around so you can try and play a game on a shiny reflective screen outside for the 30 minutes of battery life.
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    A tablet with 2 dildo's on each side, no thanks --_____--
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    1280x800 is very decent (~150 PPI) for a 10.1 INCH screen, though IPAD3 rumored retina display might blow it out of the water. Still though, that is better pixel density than typical PC displays.
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    yeah, as long as its in native reso, tho im still skeptical on the concept
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    Pretty sure Razer will make more money if they sell those controllers as an attachment/dock for the IPAD/Android tablets than Project Fiona itself.
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    I just honestly don't see the point in this device. With Ultrabooks on the horizon, who would pay the same price for an absurdly awful variation of the same product...
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    maybe if those control pads would be foldable or sumthin in the back to keep out of the way, kinda looked weird if its bulging like that all the time.
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    Saw this comming......resolution stinks though..
    Price is utter nonsense...
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    why not just by a laptop for 1k, seems ridiculous? dont like those handles at all, not that portable,silly idea in my op.
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    I could definitely see myself playing Need For Speed on this, but it's definitely a novelty item. I'd take an Android tablet over this any day; this tablet is just too impractical.
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    Nice, "Project Fiona" Best gaming tablet no one buys
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    If people want a tablet they buy iPad, if something for gaming then it's PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. Who on Earth would buy this? :confused:
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    this device like remote control on "REAL STEEL" movie
    LINK
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    I think they have something there, as an accessory for the iPad 2. It could be used for the Parrot AR Drone that requires an IPhone or iPad for it's operation. I think the thumb controllers are too high and need to be brought down on the handles some. You want your hands below the center of the screen for viewing, not above it.
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