In March, Razer started taking pre-orders for its first two Windows 8 tablets, the Razer Edge and the more powerful Razer Edge Pro. A few days later, company CEO Min-Liang Tan stated that pre-orders for the Razer Edge Pro were being halted because of high demand and that its stock was sold out for "months to come."
While Razer certainly warned its customers it would be a while before the Razer Edge Pro would become available again, it's likely that no one thought we would be waiting five months later with still no word on when the tablet will go on sale. While the Razer website still promotes the Razer Edge Pro tablet, complete with its CES 2013 awards, the site only has a "Notify Me" selection when it comes to the actual sales page.
Razer says on its website and promotional materials that the 10.1-inch Razer Edge Pro is "the most powerful tablet in the world," with a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GT640M GPU and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. However, five months is an eternity in the PC and tablet hardware industry. Intel has already launched its fourth-generation Intel Core processors, and it won't be long before NVIDIA comes out with more powerful mobile graphics chips on its own.
The upshot of all this is that Razer is promoting a tablet that it cannot sell and, if units don't become available again soon, the parts inside the product will be considered less than state of the art.
While the cheaper and less powerful Razer Edge has been on sale for the past few months, a new check of the Razer website shows that it is also currently unavailable for purchase, with the "Notify Me" selection now in place. Neowin has contacted Razer's PR representative a number of times this week asking for an update on the availability of the Razer Edge and Razer Edge Pro but so far, they have not responded to our inquires. If and when they do issue a statement, we will post an update.
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