Razer Shows Off Pricey ‘Edge’ Gaming Tablet at Consumer Electronics Show – Is it Too Expensive?

Yesterday, visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas caught a glimpse of Nvidia’s new Project Shield handheld video game console.

Today, PC video game company Razer is showing off its own hardcore, portable gaming system. Called the “Edge,” the device is basically a tablet computer specially designed for video gaming.

The good news: The Edge is available right now.

The bad news: it’s pricey.

This isn’t the first time Razer has discussed releasing a gaming tablet. At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, the firm showed off similar technology under the code name “Project Fiona.”

Although somewhat uninspired, I’d say the name “Edge” is an improvement.

In any case, the Edge is one powerful little gaming machine. The device uses an Intel multi-core processor and an Nividia GeForce GT640M graphics chip.

Razer says the Edge will run any PC game or application.

But it’s the Edge’s looks that catch your attention. The device basically looks like your standard tablet computer, but with a PlayStation Move-style controller attached to each side.

Razer also showed off a dock for the Edge that will allow gamers to connect the device to an HDTV, keyboard and Xbox 360-style controllers.

The Edge isn’t cheap: Razer’s base model — equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB hard drive — retails for $999. A “Pro” model using a Core i7 processor, 8GB memory and a solid-state drive costs $300 more.

If you’ve got some Christmas cash burning a hole in your pocket, you can check out the Edge by visiting Razer’s official website.

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