The company has shown us at firsthand the new gaming tablets Razer Edge and the new portable Razer Blade.
Razer, one of the main sponsors of the Dreamhack Valencia 2013, has shown us two of their most interesting devices, we are talking about the gaming tablet Razer Edge and laptop Blade, both devices have features that make them something beyond common and very exclusive.
We started with the Razer Edge, a tablet made by and for players, with a hardware more appropriate of a laptop than a tablet, we are talking about an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB and DDR3 memory for the standard version and a Core i7 with 8 GB and DDR3 for the Edge Pro. Both share the integrated graphics Intel HD 4000 with a Nvidia GeForce GT 640M with 2 GB of shared memory. The screen is 10.1 inches with IPS panel and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution in both models.
For storage there is an SSD 64 GB for the standard version and 128 or 256G for the Edge PRO. It is also possible to connect a base dock or a controller with two joysticks, one on each side, to play directly with the hands. It has one USB 3.0 port, microphone and stereo speakers that support Dolby Home Theater v4.
The operating system is Windows 8 64 bit, desktop version, i.e. we can play any title available for PC without any problems, and all in a portable device. The price for the Razer Edge is $999 while the Edge Pro goes to the $1229.
We also tested the company’s portable gaming devices, the Razer Blade and Razer Blade PRO 14 and 17-inch sizes respectively. Razer Blade includes a 4th generation Intel Core i7 4202HQ with quad-core 2.2 / 3.2 GHz (Haswell) accompanied by a graphic Nvidia GTX 765M and 8 GB of DDR3 memory, this powerful hardware is integrated on a small system of 14-inch, ideal to take it anywhere.
The screen resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels and the storage is provided by a SSD from 128 to 512 GB depending on the model chosen. USB 3.0, WiFi, Dolby sound or an integrated webcam, all this for a price ranging from 1799.99 to 2299.99 Dollars depending on the capacity of the SSD.
Calling a little more attention, we were able to try the Razer Blade PRO, the older brother of the Razer Blade, with a 17.3 inch display Full HD, Quad Core Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 / 3.4 Ghz Haswell with 8 GB, DDR3 memory and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 765M graphics accompanying to the integrated Intel HD4600. It is also available in three versions Depending on the internal storage, 128, 256 and 512 GB.
However, what most draws attention, is the touch screen integrated to the right side of the keyboard (after testing it, perhaps a more natural and comfortable position could have been on the left side of the keyboard), accompanied by ten 100% programmable touch keys, which act as a secondary screen or controller to complement programs or games in real time.
The price ranges from the 2299,99 Dollars to 2799,99 Dollars, depending on the chosen SSD capacity. There is still no details about the availability of all these Razer products on the European market, but is expected to arrive sooner than later.