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Razer "Project Fiona" Windows 8 Gaming Platform Named Razer Edge

Yay or nay?

  • Yay

    Votes: 15 46.9%
  • Nay

    Votes: 17 53.1%

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#1
It's a tablet. It's a PC. It's a console. It's all of the above: a full-feature PC and the most powerful tablet in the world. What's more, it has four modes specially designed for gamers and is able to run all PC games and applications. Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced it intends to send its highly-acclaimed Project Fiona PC gaming tablet concept into production and retail distribution this year as the "Razer Edge" in North America and Asia Pacific.

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#2
wouldnt an APU have made more sense? looks like intel is paying good money to razor for developing this.
 

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wouldnt an APU have made more sense? looks like intel is paying good money to razor for developing this.
Rather use a low-TDP Intel processor with GeForce graphics that is guaranteed to run everything with at least 720p, and the possibility of 1080p (when connected to a TV), than a 100W Trinity APU that can't do those. Can't use a Bobcat/Jaguar based APU as they're too slow.
 
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#4
the GT 640 is actually a pretty decent chip... and at less than 20w not too power hungry either... wonder exactly what model i5 and i7 they're using though.

edit: Best i could find for the cpu... "Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz"
 
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I totally want to get my hands on one.

Price on the Pro version?
 
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#8
They did all they could to get the price down to $999 though, including offering a 64GB SSD, which should be good enough for an OS and 2 games :laugh:
I guess you wont be installing RAGE on that any time soon.
 
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#9
Welcome to bankruptcy, Razer. Didn't you learn anything from THQ?
 

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#10
Welcome to bankruptcy, Razer. Didn't you learn anything from THQ?
Unlike THQ this is going to sell like hotcakes. The fact that there are enough people buying Razer Blade to warrant a version 2 of it is proof enough. Plus ~$1300 is actually pretty competitive against premium offerings from other manufacturers, priced to cart money into Razer's coffers.
 
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With a base price of $999 and $200 keyboard this makes a gaming laptop look practical.
 
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#12
Welcome to bankruptcy, Razer. Didn't you learn anything from THQ?
This is Razer dude. They're like Apple in the gaming market.
 
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the GT 640 is actually a pretty decent chip... and at less than 20w not too power hungry either... wonder exactly what model i5 and i7 they're using though.

edit: Best i could find for the cpu... "Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz"
Yes, but the only difference afaik between 640s and 650s is GDDR5. 640s are hopelessly bandwidth starved - I don't understand this decision to not offer a GDDR5 version.
 
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For the record I voted Yay because in order for PC gaming to survive, we have to move in a different direction, something casuals can use and understand.

I don't have an answer for building PCs though, it might just die out in the end.
 
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For the record I voted Yay because in order for PC gaming to survive, we have to move in a different direction, something casuals can use and understand.

I don't have an answer for building PCs though, it might just die out in the end.
Why do you think that? PCs are stronger than ever. Especially PC Gaming...
 
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I think PC gaming is fine as it is because of it's potential for max eye candy full HD goodness for all games, something like this is very niche in taste it won't revolutionize anything because there are already countless handheld devices out there and it comes down to the games in the end. With the Sony Vita, Nintendo 3DS etc. etc. the reason why those devices were so good were because of the games being released for it, we all know that when it comes to PC gaming that if it's limited to anything it'd be the games so I think apart from the hardware, Fiona has a few big ass hurdles to jump.
 
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the GT 640 is actually a pretty decent chip... and at less than 20w not too power hungry either... wonder exactly what model i5 and i7 they're using though.

edit: Best i could find for the cpu... "Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz"
Since its a tablet, its gonna require a low TDP i7, so judging by the specs you posted above, its most probably the i7-3517U.
 
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I was going to vote "Nay"... but then after thinking about it for a while, if its around the same price as a new ipad... then its pretty damn awesome as its running windows (unfortunately 8 though)... can pretty much do everything i do on my desktop but its portable and can go on holiday, in bed, on public transport... and for what i currently use a pc and samsung galaxy tab for, it will cover both bases when out and about ;)
 
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Yes, but the only difference afaik between 640s and 650s is GDDR5. 640s are hopelessly bandwidth starved - I don't understand this decision to not offer a GDDR5 version.
b/c then it would be a GTX 650 lol.

yea... my 8800Gt has more memory bandwidth
 
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The Acer Timeline U series have a similar spec and cope with BF3 just fine so the spec looks fine for what it is but price could be a problem if it finds itself competing with £500-700 laptops.
 
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$1300 for the pro model doesn't seem unreasonable considering that it's the highest performance tablet anyone makes. It does seem unreasonable that the attachment with the 2 side controllers on it is not included in the box and costs an additional $250.
 
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I had planned to buy one when I first heard rumors. Don't know now. I expected more in terms of raw power. GPU mostly
 
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