Razer’s been so lauded because it set out to do something that doesn’t seem possible: cram the power of a gaming PC into the body of a tablet. These two have forever been diametrically opposed, and we’ve taught ourselves that we had to choose between power and portability.
Even as a concept, the Project Fiona looked like a leap in the right direction. Now it’s a product — you can buy the Edge starting at $999.99. It is indeed a tablet, and it does indeed have a spec sheet typically reserved for back-breakingly large laptops. It also supports a cool controller accessory, and Razer promises the Edge can be a portable console, home console, and powerful PC all in a single two-pound package. If Razer can pull it off, it may have plenty of awards left to win.
I’ve been gaming like a maniac for a week now, trying to use the Edge to replace my iPad, my Xbox, and my MacBook. How did it fare? Read on.