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Project Fiona gets official as Razer Edge, coming this quarter for $999

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Jan 8, 2013
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  1. Project Fiona, the prototype portable gaming device that wowed CES attendees last year, is back yet again. This time around, however, it's being showcased as a real product known as the Razer Edge that can be yours later this quarter...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,467   +500

    Great idea, but seems like a pretty high price point for gaming hardware dependent on a mediocre (at best) GPU... Plus it being ala carte, with all of the expansion options adding even more to your financial pain...

    I know Razer is tied very tightly with Intel, but I have to wonder how an AMD APU+GPU combination would affect price & performance for a product like this.
    hammer2085 and Matt12345170 like this.
  3. Well, here it is the 1000 gaming pc.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    Would a Core i7 and some extra ram really improve performance with that GPU?

    The Pro version should have come with a better GPU, the difference in games between the i5 and i7 isn't huge when gaming with a decent graphics that's not bottlenecking it, but in this case I would assume it would have no impact at all?
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,996   +2,456

    Correct it will have no impact on gaming performance at all.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +627

    It's probably a dual-core i5 and a quad-core i7.

    ..Actually, that makes sense. No, it's probably a dual-core i5 and dual-core i7.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    You know, I think it would have made more sense to use trinity and make this cheaper. and more efficient. but whatever.
  8. Ravey

    Ravey TS Addict Posts: 156   +67

    I prefer performance over efficiency. The problem with tablets and portable gaming consoles that are cheaper - efficient - economic is that they just cant compete with desktop pc gaming.

    I agree with the processor idea though. sacrifice the i7 for the i5 and give it extra juice through more Ram and a better GPU. (I have a GTX560 Ti 448 core, 8Gb Ram and a Phenom 2 quad core processor - This can run Battlefield 3 at high to ultra settings)

    There is no mention to the resolution of the screen either. Will it be 720p or 1080p?

    Finally, will this device be upradable? It will be well worth the £800 ish price tag if I know I can upgrade the Ram and SSD if needed
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Well I do to when it comes to desktops, but on a gaming TABLET its pretty important to have OK battery life. they could give this thing an a10-5800K which can run BF3 on medium-little bit high settings, and sell it for 500, and I would buy. But whatever, never going to pay 1000 for any tablet unless its a convertible laptop with fantastic specs.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +627

    If this thing has user-serviceable RAM slots and a SATA interface, I'll be surprised. It would be a first in such a thin form factor.
  11. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 875   +372

    Just looking at the benchmarks the a10-4600m would have been just slightly less powerful then the 640m lm, but has the same CPU power as the ULV i7 that would be in this thing, and still end up using less power, plus the LV a10 is just down clocked, same GPU just everything is lower clocked, could have been a lot more affordable, but then again razer and affordable never really go together in my mind, maybe another company will pick up on this and use AMD where there strong suite is.

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