Razer CEO reveals early hardware specs for upcoming Windows 8 tablet

In October, Razer officially announced that it was going to proceed with "Project Fiona", an upcoming high end Windows 8 tablet designed for gaming. At the time, Razer asked its fans what kinds of features they would like to see in the tablet. Now the CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan, has revealed what their fans have decided to put inside "Project Fiona."

In a post on his Facebook page, Tan said that fans want either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor inside, along with an unnamed "Mid Tier Discrete GPU" that would be able to run PC games at medium graphics settings. Fans are apparently willing to buy a gaming PC tablet that weighs up to twice that of an iPad. In addition, they would prefer to have a tablet that has some kind of removable controller or controllers.

Finally, what about price? Tan says that Razer fans would be willing to pay a premium for a gaming PC tablet. They indicated they would pay between $1,299 to $1,499 for such a product. That's certainly well above the price that most tablets have out in the marketplace.

Tan said that three people who like and share his Facebook post will be randomly picked to win one of the first "Project Fiona" tablets when they are released. People can also enter this giveaway via Razer's official website. There's no word on when Razer will actually launch this high end Windows 8 tablet.

Source: Min-Liang Tan on Facebook | Image via Razer

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

We had a Google+ Hangout... it was awesome!

Next Story

Microsoft hiring for new "secret" team to define "what the future of entertainment will look like."

10 Comments

Looking at the size of that thing and that it has 2 large hand controllers on each side... I wouldn't imagine ANYONE using this out on the move so it'd be used only in the house and for that price... You can get a much better spec laptop for much cheaper and just buy an xbox controller....

n_K said,
Looking at the size of that thing and that it has 2 large hand controllers on each side... I wouldn't imagine ANYONE using this out on the move so it'd be used only in the house and for that price... You can get a much better spec laptop for much cheaper and just buy an xbox controller....

Think of it as a Surface Pro that can run real games and has a tablet optimized controller. And it's also a prototype they were showing off at CES... It's not a picture of the device they are going to release. The real device will have detachable controllers.

ArialBlue said,
Those things do not look detachable

It's a prototype they were showing off at CES... It's not a picture of the device they are going to release.

Of course they're detachable. Otherwise, that thing would be a damned steering wheel, and no one's going to carry that around.

The above image IS a concept shot that was produced (way) before they asked the community about what 'they' wanted in the device. Therefore, the controllers can (and will) change, and the overall look of it can chance as well. If the battery life is decent, it will be a great mobile gaming device. I say mobile as in being able to take it with you on trips, lan parties and such. Yes you could buy a more powerful laptop for that price, however, you would (more than likely) have to lug around something bulkier/heavier.

I wish some of these bloggers would shut up about comparing price to "other tablets". That's the thing. This isn't "another tablet". This is a real tablet that can run real software. You can play real games with these things,and not some dumbed down mobile version.

NeoPogo said,
HAHAHAHAHA! Goofy looking tablet for those goofy looking supporters!
Youre more of a picture-book kind of person aren't you? Because you obviously didnt read its a concept picture from a long time ago.

Commenting is disabled on this article.