Review: Razer Edge

Razer Edge is an inventive Windows 8 gaming tablet offering a plenty of ways to play games via extra accessories.

In Razer Edge, you have a 10-inch1,366 x 768-pixel IPS display, which can output 1080p video via the dock. Even at a lower resolution, games looked sharp and crisp. Stereo speakers are provided at the bottom edge and deliver decent sound, but for real gaming you need to depend on a headset.

Razer Edge

From its design, the Edge feels like any other high-end Windows 8 tablet, except it is heavier weighting  2.1 pounds. The tablet is 0.75 inch thick. The hardware is solid and has a matte metal finish body, which feels comfortable in our hands. By adding the GamePad, the tablet feels little more heavier but it makes it a dedicated gaming hardware. The thick, long handles on both sides provides good grip, but the trigger buttons and angle of the controller feel uncomfortable to use.  Altogether, the GamePad behave like a console or PC controller.

The Razer Edge tablet comes with either a Core i5 or i7 processor, like Windows 8 Surface Pro. But it packs Nvidia GeForce graphics, and a variety of other gamer-targeted accessories like a dock with HDMI-out and extra USB ports for TV connectivity, and laptop/keyboard accessory. It also includes a USB 3.0, standard headset/mic jack and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The price range of the tablet falls somewhere in between $999 to $1,449.

Verdict

While comparing with other Windows 8 tablets, the Razer Edge holds more RAM, a faster CPU, and better onboard storage. Above all, it packs Nvidia graphics. But, the tablet feels thicker and heavier. It also has a lower-resolution screen and fewer ports. The cost is also high for a normal customer.

Features

  • 10-inch 1,366 x 768-pixel IPS Display
  • Core i5 or i7 Processor
  • Windows 8
  • Nvidia Graphics
  • USB 3.0
  • headset/mic jack
  •  2-megapixel Front Facing Camera

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