CES: Hands-on with the Razer Edge (World's Most Powerful Gaming Tablet)

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    The folks over at IGN have been making the rounds at CES this week. Today they shared a hands-on article talking about the new Razer's Edge Windows 8 Gaming Tablet. This tablet is supposedly the world's most powerful gaming tablet, and with specs like a Core i5 or i7 processor, Nvidia's GT 640M LE, and up to 8GB of RAM, it likely lives up to that hype. Here's a quote with quite a few of the juicy details, but be sure to continue reading their full article at the source link below,

    This seems like a fairly remarkable (although expensive) product. Share your thoughts.

    Continue Reading @: CES: Hands-on with the Razer Edge - IGN
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    Sounds sweet! Pricey, but sweet.
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    Is that really pricey when it comes to gaming rigs though? Different standard really.
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    No, but more money than I have to spend right now.
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    That's a crazy price! Out of my league for my needs.
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    8GB and 256GB SSD, sounds good to me. But the device is ugly. So, I'll pass.
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    I think they have missed the point of a tablet... 1hr battery life? I purposefully went for the RT as I want my tab to last my whole working day plus a few hours in the evening. Granted I don't think the battery life would be as bad if it wasn't used for games but at the price you could by an RT and a decent gaming rig (or laptop). Still cool to see its possible, just don't think they will sell many....
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    It really isn't about battery life it is about having the latest and greatest form factor. Gaming laptops never had any battery life to speak of and can't compare to a proper gaming desktop and weigh 3 times as much as a standard laptop but they are still portable so people buy them. If you don't understand what this machine is about then it isn't targeted at you. If you are "hardcore" and have the disposable income then you will get this because it is the "most powerful gaming tablet" and for no other reason. It is all about the latest and greatest and cool factor.

    Which does bring up one issue that Arnold pointed out. For a hardcore gamer going for bragging rights and cool factor the style does come into play (gaming rigs are always the coolest designs you can buy) and this doesn't have any style. For comparison just checkout one of Razer's mice.

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    Not a Gamer but interested in getting this contraption.
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    Looks great but the 640M LE is not that good GPU for todays games, will probably have to use low settings.
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    It's only 1366x766 resolution if I'm not mistaken, so most games should run fine.

    I'd rather game on my desktop though, cheaper to build, more comfortable to game on... my life doesn't revolve around gaming so I don't have a purpose for a gaming tablet not to mention a gaming laptop.

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