Razer previews Edge gaming tablet (again)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Razer previews its "Edge" 10.1-inch gaming tablet at CES 2013. Touted as the first tablet designed for and by PC gamers, this device is available in two types; the Razer Edge and the Razer...

    Razer previews Edge gaming tablet (again)
     
  2. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Lol, a grand for a tablet? I'll stick with my N7 and buy a N10 just because.
     
  3. Denial

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    This is like saying you can buy a 360 and a Wii for price of that computer in your profile. I really don't understand the confusion of pricing so many people here seem to have with tablets. I mean I don't really see the point of a gaming tablet, but if you're seriously expecting them to take that hardware and put it in a device at the same cost as a Nexus 10 you're out of your mind.
     
  4. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    +1 Never did either and I will never do for the near future. When they manage to make FHD Res, 660/2500k equivalent or similar to the technology at that moment "gaming" tablet I may say it's good. But then again not everyone cares/wants to game at 1080p or with all eye-candy.

    Also by not have seen a 10.1" Tablet at 2xAA Ultra details @1080p next to a Med-High no/2x AA@1366x768 settings playing the same game to see how much difference it would be I cannot say anything more for now.

    But I like how they like to throw all those names in their products like they mean much.. They mean next to nothing.. Key marketing terms: i5, i7, 6xx series mobile Gpu etc and above all? GAMING! Oh come on.

    i5 and i7? Even tho I believe they will use a i5-2467 or i7-2657 or equivalent/worse Cpu', most people don't bother to know that most mobile i5 and i7 out there are about as powerful as a 4y old C2D E6xx-E8xxx series. Not bad Cpu's but come on. Those i5 and i7 are mentioned pure for marketing even if they are the real name of the used Cpu's. If they had name the mobile Cpu's only i2 or i3 so it won't even unconsciously be compared with the Desktop i5/i7 I bet their sales would be way lower.

    And the GT640M LE? About as powerful as a desktop 9600GT/240 DDR3. I would hardly call that a "gaming" GPU anymore. But I guess at 1366x768 it will suffice for Med-High no/2x AA settings.

    But to me in the end with all their marketing terms, they are selling a 4-5y old pc to ignorant people for $1000. Mobile/portable or not. Never understood the need for these.

    But I guess there must be a market for it, otherwise it wouldn't exist. I can live with that on a 15.6" Laptop but on a Tablet? Oh come on! I know they are the future how like mobile phones evolved but we are still WAY off. Until then, Thank you. I will keep my money. My 0.01c.

    P.S: I know that this is how technology evolves. They research, experiment, sell, evolve and they cycle goes on.
    And please excuse my all-over-the-place post, but it would take time to make it more clear without writing a 3page post.
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah I understand the specs are insane. I guess I should say, I'd rather put the money into pc hardware and game on something that has some serious power. I just dont see the point of "hardcore" gaming on a tab, so that's why I said N7 + N10. :nerd:
     
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    They honestly could've just gone for a GT640M instead of the LE version, at least if they were targeting gaming at 1280x720, it would be better. Heck, they could've gone with a GT650M for that same resolution and it'd be kicking, though I'm sure prices and power consumption played a factor in their decision.

    At this point, the Shield looks more appealing to me than this.
     
  7. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Well said.. A GT 640M or 650M would at least provide a more pleasurable "gaming at 720p" experience than borderline gaming. But then again we always want more.. ;)

    I could have even gone for a GT 650/660 as minimum/best config with those i5/i7. There are some configs out there with a i5-3210M and a GTX 660M at or below $1000. And they have a keyboard and a 15/17" screen. Touch? No, but does it really matter? No for gaming.

    Don't forget. Its a "gaming" tablet. You are gonna touch your way through CODBO2? Or through Crysis? Or even NFSMW? Oh, the logic.
     
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    Oh another doomed tablet product destined for a landfill.
     

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