Razer Edge details arrive - gaming tablet hybrid priced and dated

Razer Edge details arrive - gaming tablet hybrid priced and dated
Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge

Good news for those who have been on the 'edge' of their seats waiting for the arrival of Razer's Project Fiona: the gaming tablet/laptop hybrid all set for arrival in Q1 in the US.

The Razer Edge and the Razer Edge Pro are been fully fleshed out at CES 2013, the former priced at a relatively reasonable-sounding $999 (c£620) and packing a Core i5, discrete Nvidia GT 640M GPU, 4 gigs of RAM and a 64GB SSD.

The Pro version starts at $1299 (£810) with Core i7, discrete Nvidia GT 640M GPU, 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB SSD (or add some cash for a 256GB version).


The screen is offering 1366 x 768 resolution which has already drawn a little criticism (although the 10-inch screen means that this sub-Retina display will be perfectly okay for games), and there's a keyboard attachment and HDMI-out.

The main difference from a high-end hybrid Windows tablet is the gamepad case, which brings the funky game analogue sticks, D-pad, face and shoulder buttons.

Razer Edge in laptop format

It's certainly an exciting concept, although its appeal may be limited to a niche of the niche that is hardcore gamers for now - and we're waiting to see what 8-10 hours of normal tablet use drops down to in gaming terms, given that the optional extra battery pack brings an additional two hours.

That doesn't stop us wanting to get our hands on the kit, so expect to see our impressions from its appearance at CES 2013 soon.

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.