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Sorry Vita, you lose. Razor Tablet
01.15.2012
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Razer’s latest concept idea is a 10.1-inch gaming tablet with bundled Hydra-style controllers and the performance of PC gaming.
Unveiling the tablet during CES, Razer explained that the tablet has a 1280 x 800 (16:10 aspect ratio) resolution touchscreen display, features Intel’s third-generation Core i7 processor and boasts a three-axis gyroscope, a magnetometer and accelerometer for increased mobility.
 

Razer says that the tablet is running Windows 7 at CES, but will adopt a customized version of Android or perhaps Windows 8 when (and if) it comes to market.

As well as packing a powerful punch, the tablet comes with dual-joystick control, Dolby 7.1 surround sound, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The slate, which is the first tablet to be THX-certified, also features front and rear facing cameras.

Razer stressed that the tablet is only a prototype at this stage, but hopes to have a tablet based on the Project Fiona concept available on the market in Q4 for the rather hefty cost of $1,000.

'This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora,' said a Razer spokesman, in one of the more colourful statements during CES.

Razer has a fine history in the portable gaming arena, and showcased the Switchblade gaming laptop concept at last year’s show. This design was developed into the Blade laptop, with the firm expecting to take orders for the device later this month.

Should the Project Fiona make it to market, the tablet could offer considerable competition to Sony's PS Vita gaming tablet, while also potentially challenging the nature of casual and console gaming.

This thing is a beast! Check it running skyrim folks!

 

01.15.2012
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I'm at the opposite spectrum. I think that's an idea worse than the Vita which makes it impressive in it's badness. Don't get me wrong the tech is impressive enough but as a product it gets a thumbs down for me.

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01.15.2012
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Well, that's going to be expensive AND will be outdated by PC standards 1.5-2 years after purchase at the latest. I'll stick with the Wii U for HD tablet gaming.

01.16.2012
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Wait, how did the Wii U get involved in this discussion? lol classic EdEN. BTW I just watched the Wii U Zelda presentation from CES, incredible to say the least. As for the tablet thingy, sorry Jason but that thing is UGGGGLY!

01.16.2012
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Well, I guess this isn't exactly a vita competitor since it's a lot bigger and not really portable I'd say... Also, this is only a concept yet.

Finally, Eden, it might not be outdated at all, not if they use cloud gaming (like onlive) to run games, then it would be awesome.

01.16.2012
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that just takes you back to the same WiiU complaints that (imo stupid) people keep bringing up. It's portable.. but only within a range. OnLive is fine enough a concept for at home gaming but on a portable it falls apart.

There was a new Zelda presentation at CES? I'll have to dig that up.

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01.16.2012
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its like an ipad. is an ipad no longer portable? Damn it Eden the wiiu really? wii u cant run in resolutions this supports lmao

01.16.2012
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You know, I'm really excited about this.  I can't explain why, but I want this thing pretty badly.

01.16.2012
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iPads have 3G like iPhones (that's why everyone raves about the iPhone and noone talks about the iPod Touch) and either way playing streaming games over 3G and over Wifi isn't going to work well. As far as I recall OnLive for instance requires a wired connection.

One of the reasons iPads are portable is one of the reasons it's not a fun gaming device.. no buttons. and while the 2nd half of that statement is arguable I maintain the no buttons helps a LOT in making such a large device considered "portable".

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01.16.2012
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@Jason: What resolution does this wonder Razor tablet run at? Because Wii U does 1080p and Nintendo franchises.

01.16.2012
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I don't consider the iPad portable unless you're a girl and carry a purse around. And the Wii U tablet is range limited, so it doesn't really apply here.

@wolfkin actually, the Zelda HD presentation has been around since E3.

01.16.2012
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so it's the same as the E3 presentation.. ok nothing new then.

My remarks on the WiiU were based on the numerous (and i'm backlogged in podcast so i'm still hearing them) complaints/comments about that WiiU video and how journalists were confused about the tablet controller. Apparently most gamejournos are complete morons and see a tablet assume it is it's own computer and the first thing they all ask is why does it have to be tied to the Wii?

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01.17.2012
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its still a prototype man

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01.18.2012
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@Pedro: I do 90% of my gaming on a portable... at home. The Wii U tablet and its ability of streaming the experience to its own screen is what will make it a day 1 purchase. I'll finally be able to work on my VC backlog while the wife and baby hog the TV hehehe.

01.19.2012
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1900x1280 so way above 1080p and it can run wii as an emulator easily

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