Razer Plans To Make a Tablet That Runs PC Games Natively

So I’m sitting here on my couch wondering how I could be having a better day. My Crimson Tide are national champions, and while I’m hungover as hell, I’m feeling pretty good.

Razer, though, has actually improved my outlook. At CES today they announced a tablet concept, called Project Fiona, that will be able to play PC games natively. That’s because it will have an Intel i7 chip inside. Seriously.

Normally, I would put a picture at the top of the page, but I was saving it. Look at this masterwork.

Those thumbsticks are built into the device, so you don’t need any sort of proprietary controller like with the OnLive tablet app. You have to wonder, though, how annoying those sticks will be when you’re trying to use the tablet for things other than gaming. You know.

This is an interesting counter to the NVIDIA Tegra-3 tablet, which streams games from your computer. Might this be the start of a gaming tablet war? Considering that the price for Fiona, which will release in Q4 of this year, will be “Estimated below USD $1,000,” maybe not. That’s relatively cheap for a gaming PC, but it feels like a lot for a tablet. But we’ll see.

Roll Tide.

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2 Comments on Razer Plans To Make a Tablet That Runs PC Games Natively

Robin

On January 11, 2012 at 10:24 am

Well, it’s a Windows 8 computer in a tablet form factor, so it should be able to be used for any Windows application. Like a mini laptop with no keyboard and controllers on the sides – Controllers that I hope are removable. I assume it’ll have some sort of fairly powerful graphics accelerator as well, but I haven’t seen any specs on that and I don’t know how one could fit in it’s tiny case.

Rihanna

On February 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

you wouldn’t hapen to know what the material of the tablet are would you because i have to do an asignment on this