Razer begins pre-orders for the Edge tablets
Razer will finally start taking pre-orders for their much sought after gaming tablet - the Razer Edge and Edge Pro beginning March 1st, with shipments reaching US & Canada by the end of the month.
The Razer Edge packs a dual-core 3rd-gen i5 processor, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GT 640M LE graphics card with 1GB of dedicated RAM plus 64GB storage; costing $999. Meanwhile the Edge Pro comes with a dual-core 3rd-gen i7 processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GT 640M LE graphics card with 2GB of dedicated RAM plus 128GB storage; costing $1,299 and $1,449 with 256GB storage. The 10.1-inch IPS panels on the Edge and Edge Pro comes with a modest resolution of 1366 x 768; ideal for the low-end graphics card.
Those are some hefty price tags, but at the end of the day Razer's claim that the Edge and Edge Pro are the most powerful tablets on the market right now holds true. And the simple fact of the matter is, no manufacturer provides a dedicated graphics in their tablet. And since both systems run Windows 8, they can run all modern PC games. And the lower resolution means that most games can be played pumped to highest settings.
The only issue is that the accessories are sold separately. The Gamepad controller for the Razer Edge costs $249, while the Docking station which allows easy connectivity to your TV costs $99. No word yet on the backlit keyboard attachment, which is, for now, pushed back to be released later this year.
The Razer Edge and Edge Pro will be available in our region hopefully within the next few months, costing around AED 3,800 and AED 5,200 respectively.