Razer Edge pre-orders start March 1, ships later that month

By on February 26, 2013, 2:30 PM

Razer has announced their award-winning Razer Edge gaming tablet will be available for pre-order on March 1 at 12:01 AM PST. The company says units purchased at that time will be shipped to consumers later in the month although no specific ship date was mentioned.

The gaming tablet, originally known as Project Fiona, was showcased at the 2012 CES as a prototype device but over the course of the year, fans let the company know that they wanted it to become a real product. That happened in January as Razer unveiled the finished product and changed the name to the Razer Edge.

The 10.1-inch slate will ship in two different configurations. The base model will include an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of flash memory and a discrete Nvidia GT640M LE GPU. For a bit more dough, the Pro edition houses an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and either 128GB or 256GB or storage space.

The tablet was selected as the winner of the “Best of CES” award from CNET last month, although the prestigious honor didn’t come without a bit a bit of controversy. The publication originally selected the Hopper with Sling from Dish Network as the winner but CNET’s parent company (CBS Corp.) chimed in and forced them to retract the award and select a new product – the Razer Edge.

The incident caught the attention of the Consumer Electronics Association which ultimately cut ties with the technology website and awarded both products as winners this year.

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