CES: Best Tablet – Razer Edge Pro

This category was a fairly easy one to pick from the tablets at CES. There are tablets with better price points and some really nice convertibles, but nothing comes close to delivering the dream like the Razer Edge. First introduced at the 2012 CES as an experimental product called project Fiona and largely crowd-sourced the Razer features some incredible specs. The 10.1 device runs Windows 8, is equipped with a Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GT640M LE GPU, and 8GB of RAM. The tablet can come bundled with a Gamepad Controller to turn it into a mobile console, and a Keyboard Dock will also be available, as well as a Docking Station that can charge the device and connect it to your television for home console fun. The Razer Edge Pro is more than just a tablet, it’s a full-fledged mobile gaming PC, ready to play all of your favorite games and applications. With Windows 8, gamers will have access to the largest library of games in the world, so you’re not waiting on the most popular games and software.

We got to see this in action and play with it at CES and its an incredible machine. The one downfall is the price at 1299.00 however, it replaces your laptop, tablet, and gaming console which helps a lot. In order to do all that it will require spending an additional 99 bucks for the dock and 199 dollars for the keyboard dock. The gamepad controller is 249 dollars, but it is really overkill if you ask us.  However we have to say, in docked mode it is one of the best consoles we have seen connecting you to a desktop display with peripherals, or hooks up to the big screen with multiple gamepad controllers. The keyboard dock  is optimized for PC games and applications by converting the Edge to a notebook style PC and it delivers better sound and extends the battery life as well it basically becomes a complete gaming laptop when docked. There is also a gamepad controller, but in use we found it a little awkward to use although we cant really say why except it just seemed too heavy when using the handles.

Overall though, this tablet cannot be beat for the gamer in your family. If I were going to spend 1500 bucks on a tablet or laptop or any combination thereof, you can bet it will be a Razer Pro

Video: Razer Edge Pro at CES 2013

TECH SPECS

Edge Pro
Processor Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz
Memory 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB 1600MHz)
Video Intel HD4000 (DX11)
NVIDIA GT 640M LE (2GB DDR3, Optimus Technology)
Display 10.1” (IPS, 1366×768)
10-point capacitive touch
Operating System Windows 8
Storage 128/256GB SSD (SATA-III)#
Network Intel WLAN (802.11b/g/n + BT4)
Others Stereo speakers
Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI)
HD Webcam (front-facing, 2MP)
Array microphones
Dolby Home Theater v4
USB 3.0 x1 (green, SuperSpeed)
Audio jack (3.5mm, 4-pole, stereo out / mic in)

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2013 CES New Innovation Award Winner: The Displair

The Displair is our new innovation award winner for the 2013 CES. The Displair creates a touchscreen display out of thin air. You have to see it in action to understand how cool this is. We have been asking for this and it looks like something out of a science fiction movie. but this is no dream, it exists and we got an up close look at it at this years CES. The days of smudges on your screen will soon be over as the air doesn’t smudge. Air flows out of the device, interacting with water drops to form a screen where you can beam images from a computer or tablet. But this is not just a simple projection screen, it’s a fully interactive display, you can actually play games on this like in the video below from CES where Fruit Ninja is played just by waving your hand across the Displair’s virtual screen.

Minority report, here we come. Check out the video and images below to see it in action.

Video of the Displair in action at CES

Images from CES

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