Razer details specs of "Project Fiona" Windows 8 gaming tablet

By on December 12, 2012, 9:55 AM

Razer’s gaming tablet concept, codenamed Project Fiona, was given the green light back in October after easily reaching a goal the company had set for itself of 10,000 Likes/Shares on Facebook to gauge public interest. The project soon began taking feedback on what the final version of the device should look like -- including specs, form factor, pricing, features -- and now Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan is sharing the results.

According to the company, the tablet will have at least an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with an unnamed mid-range discrete GPU to handle gaming duties at 720p resolution. In terms of form factor the design apparently remains true to the initial prototype, with game controllers that latch on both sides of the tablet, and voters were apparently okay with total thickness up to twice of the iPad for the sake of power.

There was no mention of battery life or any other specs and features, though based on previous information we know it should have a 10.1-inch display and run the full x86 edition of Windows 8.

Razer says this has to be the first gaming tablet designed “For Gamers. By Gamers.” Whether that’s a recipe for success remains to be seen, specially at the quoted price target between $1,299 and $1,499. A firm ship date has yet to be announced, though an FCC filing in October suggest the project is marching along.

The company is no stranger to premium-priced gaming hardware. Earlier this year, after a couple of delays, Razer jumped into the notebook market with the $2,800 Blade and called it the first true gaming laptop. Though they won’t release sales figures, the company claims that the original Blade was a sales hit, with demand outpacing supply in the first number of weeks after it went on sale. The refreshed model now starts at $2,499.




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Guest said:

Bye bye xbox surface :D

Blkfx1 Blkfx1 said:

This thing looks very uncomfortable.

Timonius Timonius said:

I just don't see this going very far. Maybe I just don't get it and I could be classified as a 'gamer'.

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It's actually a pretty clever concept... It's like some weird love child, born of an illicit affair between a tablet, a gaming laptop, and a Wii U...

At least it's got some brawn behind the screen, it makes it much more attractive than something like the WikiPad. Will be interesting to see any benchmarks on what they end up with... And how easy/comfortable it is to hold for any length of time.

Guest said:

Windows 8 is like an onion. It stinks!

2 people like this | NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Windows 8 is like an onion. It stinks!

Or you have to peel back the layers to see the potential. Negativity isn't always necessary.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

I7 with mid-range GPU? Twice the size of iPad? Win8? Gee, that's going to be some great 2 hour battery life.

RubinOnRye RubinOnRye said:

Windows 8 is like an onion. It stinks!

Or you have to peel back the layers to see the potential. Negativity isn't always necessary.

LOVE IT!!

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I7 with mid-range GPU? Twice the size of iPad? Win8? Gee, that's going to be some great 2 hour battery life.

I wonder the price, maybe they have something special for the battery tech but even then, the price would be stupid... might as well get a Gaming Laptop with a USB PS3/XBOX controller.

This is more of a gimmick really ... Oh well lets see how it all ends up.

+1 NTAPRO

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

There is no readily available battery tech that will allow Razer to fit the battery, CPU, GPU, and necessary cooling in such a small form factor..

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