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  SBFord

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OP  1/30/13 7:13:22 PM#1

During the recent Consumer Electronics Show, we had the opportunity to check out the Razer Edge, the latest cutting edge tablet set to hit the market. Find out what we thought of the Razer Edge and then join the conversation in the comments.

Razer announced its entry into tablet land with Project Fiona at CES 2012. With CES 2013, their project “Fiona” has launched as the Razer Edge Pro, available in the 1st quarter, 2013. The Edge Pro weighs in at 2 lbs and is almost an inch thick. It’s a chunky little beast with an Intel i7 core processor, 10.1” (1366x768) HD display, Nvidia GT 640M LE 2GB graphics, 8G DDR3 RAM and choice of 128 or 256 SSD storage.

Read more Carolyn Koh's Razer Edge - A Chunky Little Beast.

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  orbitxo

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1/31/13 10:09:42 AM#2

me getting.

along side my alienware11, i own the razer and love it.

  KamielR

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1/31/13 10:10:54 AM#3
I just wish the CPU was at least a 660 and not the 640.
  Battlerock

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1/31/13 10:17:31 AM#4
This is the first machine, I'm excited for 2-3 years down the road when I retire my current setup. This is still pretty cool though right now.
  Crusix221

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1/31/13 10:25:05 AM#5
Any idea on the release date yet? I know its Q1 but......
  BillMurphy

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1/31/13 10:39:33 AM#6
I know I don't need this... but gods if I don't want it.
  Tenkousei

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1/31/13 10:47:05 AM#7

Anyone shelling 1K for this should have their brains checked.

 

No really ...

  Purutzil

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The Critical Hit Pretzel!

1/31/13 10:52:57 AM#8

Personally I find this a bit useless but thats just me considering theres not really many 'games' that would need such a 'beast' of a touch screen 'computer' (tablet absically) to run due to how other tablets are in comparison right now. Still its nice I suppose with games that it would work for or for mobile uses maybe docking and using a keyboard with it.

  health001

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1/31/13 11:01:35 AM#9
Originally posted by Tenkousei

Anyone shelling 1K for this should have their brains checked.

 

No really ...

i dont have the money,but i want it...So i guess ill go get my brain checked ty :)

 
  Aeonblades

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1/31/13 11:12:55 AM#10

Having owned 2 tablets before...I just don't get em. It's like a gimped computer or a really fat phone that can't make phone calls. What's the point? If I wanna play games I use a laptop or a real PC, for music I have MP3 players or my android. What exactly does a tablet bring to the table other than a dent in your pocket? Because after using several I have yet to see why anyone would need it for anything other than certain jobsites.

Why shell out 1k for this tiny thing when you can build a computer with twice the specs for the same money?

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  User Deleted
1/31/13 11:22:03 AM#11
Mmorpg with touch screen would be tough people so used to mouse/keyboard and no point on installing mouse/keyboard on that might as well buy a desktop if you do :P
  Battlerock

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1/31/13 11:26:07 AM#12
Because its portable, it takes up less space, no wires, ....... There are more reasons and chances are the tablet you used was not designed for gaming. This has a ways to go but at least the ice has been broken. I used to think tablets were silly too, and really compare this to an asus g series laptop and yes the laptop will blow it out of the water, and the laptop is cheaper, but the tablet it still smaller and easier to store, more convienient to get out and put away, or just take with you.
  Aeonblades

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1/31/13 11:34:12 AM#13
Originally posted by KingofHartz
Because its portable, it takes up less space, no wires, ....... There are more reasons and chances are the tablet you used was not designed for gaming. This has a ways to go but at least the ice has been broken. I used to think tablets were silly too, and really compare this to an asus g series laptop and yes the laptop will blow it out of the water, and the laptop is cheaper, but the tablet it still smaller and easier to store, more convienient to get out and put away, or just take with you.

I understand what you are saying here, but I just don't see it. A laptop is more than enough portability and doesn't have any wires unless your battery is dead. I can buy a laptop with the same portability an 18 inch screen and get more for my money. If tablets like this costed the same as a laptop or less, then it may be worth the money.

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  Battlerock

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1/31/13 11:50:57 AM#14
I have not tested one out, but my experience with laptops is that running it from the battery only did not provide the user with smooth flawless gameplay. I wonder how tablets will be. I have used laptops as my main setup before, and if it wasn't for the steep price on laptops I would still have one over a desktop.
  Aeonblades

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1/31/13 12:00:19 PM#15
Originally posted by KingofHartz
I have not tested one out, but my experience with laptops is that running it from the battery only did not provide the user with smooth flawless gameplay. I wonder how tablets will be. I have used laptops as my main setup before, and if it wasn't for the steep price on laptops I would still have one over a desktop.

You have a very good point here, most of the games I play are older so it makes sense they don't hitch or anything on just the battery. But I could see a newer game making it chug without plugging the laptop in. I see the uses for something like this, but unless it costs the same or less than a laptop, why bother? You pay more and get less... I hope tablets eventually evolve into something for gaming but for right now I think they belong firmly in the realm of day to day tasks and internet browsing.

However If I had one of these I'd probably see what it can handle :)

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  GrayGhost79

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1/31/13 12:05:30 PM#16
Originally posted by Aeonblades
Originally posted by KingofHartz
Because its portable, it takes up less space, no wires, ....... There are more reasons and chances are the tablet you used was not designed for gaming. This has a ways to go but at least the ice has been broken. I used to think tablets were silly too, and really compare this to an asus g series laptop and yes the laptop will blow it out of the water, and the laptop is cheaper, but the tablet it still smaller and easier to store, more convienient to get out and put away, or just take with you.

I understand what you are saying here, but I just don't see it. A laptop is more than enough portability and doesn't have any wires unless your battery is dead. I can buy a laptop with the same portability an 18 inch screen and get more for my money. If tablets like this costed the same as a laptop or less, then it may be worth the money.

The problem here is there is a bit of a misconception. A laptop is NOT as portable. Walking and using the laptop is not easy, depending on where and how you are sitting a laptop again is not as easy to use. You need a place to set the laptop down and if you want to game you need a place to put your mouse unless you are comfortable gaming with that track pad they come with. 

 

A tablet trumps laptops in portability as much as laptops trump desktops in portability. Then there is the added functionallity. The acceleromators and the touch screen add more capabillities than the laptop can offer. A Tablet with a camera on the back offers augmented reality capabilities that a laptop can't give. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2uH-jrsSxs <--- this vid will give you an idea of what I mean by augmented reality. 

 

If you want power get a desktop

If you want portability get a tablet 

If you want something that fits awkwardly in between, get a laptop. Though with the rise of streaming computing and gaming power/performance isn't as much of an issue as of late. Hell, I've been playing GW2 as well as TSW on my Acer Iconia A200 with various apps. 

 

  Wighty

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1/31/13 12:16:56 PM#17
Originally posted by Tenkousei

Anyone shelling 1K for this should have their brains checked.

 

No really ...

When are people going to realize not all of us are Ramen noodle eating college students or trying to feed a family of 7 on a Walmart greeters wage.

What are your other Hobbies?

Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...

  Battlerock

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1/31/13 12:35:42 PM#18
Probably the same time you realize your in the minority . 1k yes is steep for something that is going to under perform. Even a rich dude has to see that. There is balance to be made when considering performace and cost, in this case I'm afraid the performance loss just isn't worth the portability gain, that's just me. I know when I compare an mx 17 to a g 75 I will take the g 75 all day, the perfromance gain for the extra $1000 for the mx 17 isn't worth it imo. That's just me.
  berlight

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1/31/13 12:40:29 PM#19

if it had wings and could fly around it should be awesome.

Next Project:

A watch with 2´inch screen , i7, 16gb, gtx690M or 7990 and you can plug that anywhere for only 10k

MAC, Alienware or Razer are on the run.

 

Beta tester maniac

  Aeonblades

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1/31/13 1:00:41 PM#20
Originally posted by GrayGhost79
Originally posted by Aeonblades
Originally posted by KingofHartz
Because its portable, it takes up less space, no wires, ....... There are more reasons and chances are the tablet you used was not designed for gaming. This has a ways to go but at least the ice has been broken. I used to think tablets were silly too, and really compare this to an asus g series laptop and yes the laptop will blow it out of the water, and the laptop is cheaper, but the tablet it still smaller and easier to store, more convienient to get out and put away, or just take with you.

I understand what you are saying here, but I just don't see it. A laptop is more than enough portability and doesn't have any wires unless your battery is dead. I can buy a laptop with the same portability an 18 inch screen and get more for my money. If tablets like this costed the same as a laptop or less, then it may be worth the money.

The problem here is there is a bit of a misconception. A laptop is NOT as portable. Walking and using the laptop is not easy, depending on where and how you are sitting a laptop again is not as easy to use. You need a place to set the laptop down and if you want to game you need a place to put your mouse unless you are comfortable gaming with that track pad they come with. 

 

A tablet trumps laptops in portability as much as laptops trump desktops in portability. Then there is the added functionallity. The acceleromators and the touch screen add more capabillities than the laptop can offer. A Tablet with a camera on the back offers augmented reality capabilities that a laptop can't give. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2uH-jrsSxs <--- this vid will give you an idea of what I mean by augmented reality. 

 

If you want power get a desktop

If you want portability get a tablet 

If you want something that fits awkwardly in between, get a laptop. Though with the rise of streaming computing and gaming power/performance isn't as much of an issue as of late. Hell, I've been playing GW2 as well as TSW on my Acer Iconia A200 with various apps. 

 

In about 10 years I can see this being true. Tablets are a cool idea, but until this technology surpasses what laptops are capable of for the same price, it will stay a split market. This thing comes so close to being able to be used for gaming, but I'm seeing the same thing happening that happened to desktops. When laptops came out, for a long time desktops were still king. Actually in terms of performance they are still king. There were a lot of people claiming it would be the death of desktops back in the 90s, but here we are, plenty of people using desktops and plenty of people using laptops as well.

I can definitely see why someone would get this, I just don't have any use for it personally as I have other electronics that costed less and perform better.

Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
Have played: You name it
If you mention rose tinted glasses, you better be referring to Mitch Hedberg.

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