Razer starts shipping Windows 8 Razer Edge tablets

If you were one of the folks who managed to get their pre-order in for the Razer Edge tablet at the beginning of March, there's some good news for you. Razer has confirmed that it has begun shipments of the Windows 8 tablet for those folks who ordered it this month.

The announcement came via a note on the Razer Facebook page and fulfills a promise to start shipments of the tablet before the end of March, with a couple of days to spare. This includes orders for both the Razer Edge and the higher end, and more expensive, Razer Edge Pro tablet. Razer halted pre-orders of the Razer Edge Pro less than two weeks after they began began because of high demand. The $999 Razer Edge is still available but orders placed right now won't begin to ship for another four to six weeks. Shipments are also limited to the US and Canada at this point.

In a separate press release this week, Razer announced that future shipments of the Razer Edge tablet will have Valve's Steam PC game download software client pre-installed and that the tablet will work well with Steam's Big Picture mode.

Source: Razer on Facebook | Image via Razer

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Seems like a cheap cashgrab by Razer. Lets face it they're not actually in the tablet business, they're not involved in the supply chain. They OEM'd a cheap tablet that runs windows and slapped a chinese plastic controller around it. This is marketing smoke and mirrors slapping existing devices together, not something purpose built from the ground up.

Tablet Mode, Keyboard Mode, Mobile Console Mode (Shown above), Home Console Mode (With Controlers)... w w w. razerzone . c o m

Comments above are dumb, the controller is a separate attachment you buy separately otherwise it's a high powered windows 8 tablet.

It's a tablet that is powerful enough to play most PC games on low/medium levels, you can attach a mouse and keyboard if you want. By your logic a gaming pc is not a gaming pc unless it comes packaged with a mouse and keyboard.

They are marketing this as an Gaming tablet, until it actually comes with the controller it's an ordinary tablet. Money mongering is what Razer is doing with this. "Buy our gaming tablet but wait, you need to buy the controller separately".

It's like if Sony released PS4 but didn't include the controller with it.

You are getting silly now, it's more like Sony saying you can use any other controller out there (xbox, keyboard, wii or ps3) with the PS4 but we do offer a new controller as well which can be purchased separately for your convenience. It's very accurate to describe it as a gaming tablet because it has vastly superior gaming ability to the public's perception of a tablet.

Edited by Gaffney, Mar 30 2013, 5:36pm :

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
They are marketing this as an Gaming tablet, until it actually comes with the controller it's an ordinary tablet. Money mongering is what Razer is doing with this. "Buy our gaming tablet but wait, you need to buy the controller separately".

It's like if Sony released PS4 but didn't include the controller with it.


Well, companies market PCs as "gaming PC" without supplying a mouse and keyboard. How about that?

KevinN206 said,
For the comments above, it's a full featured Windows 8 tablet with a removable sleeve for the controller.

so??? would this make it not ugly and not an expensive pos?