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Can a tablet double as a gaming PC?

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Modular accessories and a dedicated GPU make the Razer Edge an intriguing PC gaming tablet, but weak battery life and usability hiccups leave us inclined to wait for a second-gen model.

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7.0
Engadget Mar 28, 2013

Modular accessories and a dedicated GPU make the Razer Edge an intriguing PC gaming tablet, but weak battery life and usability hiccups leave us inclined to wait for a second-gen model.

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8.0
PC World Mar 28, 2013

Razer's first tablet delivers killer performance in a reasonably portable package. You can finally play PC games on a tablet, but you have to accept some compromises.

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8.0
PC Mag Mar 28, 2013

The Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet is the rare device that reimagines what the PC experience should be and delivers something that's not just different, but better. That it's made to let you game anywhere just makes it a lot more fun.

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7.0
CNET Mar 28, 2013

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.

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7.0
AnandTech Mar 28, 2013

Ultimately that's where the Edge finds itself today - stuck between the promise of a really cool future, and a decent but very specific present ... So in essence, the hardware is awesome, but it’ll cost you if you want to really unlock the full potential of the Edge.

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6.0
Gizmodo Mar 28, 2013

Yes, unifying all your devices is absolutely the future, and the Edge tackles that in a lot of remarkably elegant ways. But it's still far from perfect, and this is a steep premium to pay for less than perfection.

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6.0
AllThingsD Mar 28, 2013

Given the short battery life and price, it’s hard to recommend the Razer Edge right now. But if Razer can resolve these issues, I think it will be a versatile and great mobile solution for PC gamers.

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6.0
Wired May 8, 2013

Sure, Razer has built the most powerful tablet you can buy, and it’s a stellar gaming machine. But it’s also one of the last tablets I’d actually want to throw in my backpack and carry around every day.

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8.0
Kotaku Mar 28, 2013

The biggest obstacle the Razer Edge faces is its own innovation. It's not just the most powerful Windows 8 tablet on the market — it's a revolutionary new way to play PC games. It's the revolutionary part I'm struggling with.

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7.0
IGN Mar 28, 2013

Despite its flaws, there's a lot of potential in the Edge and the gaming tablet category, but the concept needs refinement. Razer certainly deserves credit for leading the charge, but in order to be appealing to a wider array of consumers, the Edge needs to be lighter, faster, and less expensive.

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7.0
TechRadar Apr 11, 2013

The Razer Edge is an awesome toy that's a bit ahead of its time. The processors of tomorrow would likely extend its battery life and help it achieve a more digestible price point. It could also use an OS that's more fully suited a mouseless-interface.

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6.0
T3 Aug 2, 2013

The Edge Pro also has many drawbacks, including a high price, hefty weight and poor battery life. We'd struggle to recommend it to anyone over a gaming laptop, which will offer even better performance for your money.

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5.0
Maximum PC Mar 28, 2013

We really wanted to like the Edge, but the design limitations currently make this a better idea on paper. At present, this is one dull Edge.

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Engadget Jan 8, 2013

From Project Fiona to Razer Edge (and Edge Pro), the Windows 8 tablet / portable game console / home game console / laptop from Razer has come a long way since its debut at CES last year. It's seen a crowdsourcing campaign on Facebook, a redesign, and now it's finally (almost) ready for primetime.

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Ars Technica Jan 8, 2013

Based on my brief time with the Edge, I could see it as a more-than-decent solution for a gamer looking for a mid-range gaming laptop that's also usable as a general tablet. Customers who already have either of those two devices, though, could probably get more bang for their buck.

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Gizmodo Jan 8, 2013

Seeing games run in Big Picture mode—Steam's solution for putting PC games on your television—is impressive, and it works as flawlessly (when a Windows update isn't causing headaches) as you'd expect a $1000+ console to work.

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PC Mag Jan 9, 2013

Powered by Intel and Nvidia, the Razer Edge is built from the ground up to be the Windows 8 tablet that gamers will want to use around the house and around campus.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 8, 2013

As tablets go, its an unusual one. This is a gaming device through and through and makes for arguably the most top of the line tablet gaming experience there is. For conventional tablet use however, it really is a touch too big compared to some of the other Windows devices or the iPad.

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SlashGear Jan 8, 2013

WarHammer was excellent and the controls worked quite well. Being able to wonder around the floor and play was quite entertaining. It might not be the most powerful gaming PC around, but then you can’t play most in your living room or the backseat of a car now can you?

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SlashGear Jan 8, 2013

It might not be the most powerful gaming PC around, but then you can’t play most in your living room or the backseat of a car now can you?

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IGN Jan 8, 2013

Though there are certainly with some glaring issues, Razer definitely deserves credit for the bold concept. It just needs refinement.

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T3 Jan 10, 2013

Although it isn’t cheap, this is a highly effective gaming tablet, with the great advantages of games console buttons and sticks to make button jabbing more enjoyable.

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