Razer, one of the leading producers of high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, has confirmed that the upcoming Razer Edge tablet will be available for pre-order on March 1, 2013.
The new tablet, which was specifically designed to handle even the most system-sucking hardware demands, won eight awards at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. “The Razer Edge combines the features of full-functioning PCs, touch-enabled tablets and gaming consoles into one incredible, portable form factor,” says Min-Liang Tan , Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Furthermore, the Razer Edge’s powerful chipset, unique among all tablet computers, ensures that you can take advantage of the world’s most sophisticated games, programs and apps on these multiple platforms anytime.”
The tablet was designed by a innovative crowdsourcing effort in corporation with Razer and the gaming community. Razer let its community decide the final chipset, weight, thickness, features and even price for the Edge, hosting the initiative on its social media pages, an unprecedented move for a hardware manufacturer.
The Razer Edge and its Intel i5 processor and 64 GB SSD, and the Razer Edge Pro with an Intel i7 processor and the option of a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, will begin shipping this March. The gamepad controller, home console dock and extended battery accessories will be made available for pre-order and shipping concurrent with the Edge on March 1. An optional keyboard dock is slated for launch later this year in Q3.
The all-in-one Razer Edge PC gaming solution starts at $999 and is available at www.razerzone.com. The Razer Edge will starts at $999.