Last month I got a quick hands on with the Razer Edge. I also learned the pricing for the gaming tablet, which isn’t for the faint of heart, or those seeking an experience that is more analogous to that of the iPad. That said, the Razer Edge (and Edge Pro) is a full-blown PC running Windows 8. It’s also powerful enough to run PC games in full, and thanks to a controller case, which places analog sticks at your fingertips along with trigger buttons, it’s more than suitable for such activity. Course, the battery life is questionably short at just a few hours, though picking up a battery pack will resolve some of that issue.
Today, Razer announced that preorders for the Razer Edge and Edge Pro will start as early as March 1st at 12:01 AM PST. Unfortunately, there is no word on when the 10.1-inch tablet will ship to consumers, but Razer hopes to have it in consumer’s hand by Q1, which means before or on March 31st.
Pricing for the Razer Edge starts at $999.99 and includes 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Spending an additional $300 will net you 128GB of storage bliss, whereas dropping $1,449.99 bumps that to 256GB. Razer’s site seems to be having problems at the moment, so I’m not sure how much RAM the latter priced machines will ship with, but if memory serves correct, you should score 8GB of RAM, as well as the faster i7 chip. Razer’s Edge accessories will also be available for preorder, though they say the associated keyboard won’t be available until Q3