Price: $999 (starting)
Availability: Late March/early April
The outlook: The Razer Edge is, in a sense, just a Windows 8 tablet with Nvidia graphics. But it's also more than that: a variety of accessories and docks can transform the Edge into a handheld gaming device, laptop-like hybrid, or a TV-connected PC gaming console. It's that versatility, more than the Edge's portability, that makes it such an intriguing proposition. Even though the add-ons can get costly, the core price of the Edge remains more affordable than Razer's hyper-expensive Blade laptop. Is it more of a PC than a tablet, or is it both? We'll find out soon enough.
- Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 1 user reviews
Starting at: $1,249.99
The good: Gaming-optimized Windows 8 tablet with onboard Nvidia graphics; offers plenty of ways to play games via extra accessories; relatively easy setup.
The bad: Gaming performance trails that of comparably priced gaming laptops; lacks 1080p screen; design is thicker and heavier than other Windows 8 tablets; lacks Ethernet and SD slot; battery life runs short when gaming; price skews high when accessories are factored in.
The bottom line: The Razer Edge is one of the most inventive PC gaming devices in years, but you'll pay a premium for portability and proprietary add-ons.
March 31, 2013 9:30 PM PDT
Photo by: Razer
| Caption by: Dan Ackerman, Rich Brown, Scott Stein
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