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Razer Edge Windows 8 tablet runs Crysis 3 (video)

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Razer Edge Windows 8 tablet runs Crysis 3 (video)
The majority of tablets on the market today, be they of the Android, iOS, or Windows breed, aren't meant to be used for hardcore gaming. This quite unusual specimen, however, is an exception. That's the Razer Edge you see in the video below, running a game that some won't even dare installing on most other Windows 8 tablets – Crysis 3.

One who is familiar with the title would instantly assume that the tablet used in the demonstration packs some serious punch, and they'd be right. The Razer Edge comes with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA GT640M LE graphics, while its "Pro" variant is equipped with a Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. A neat feature you won't see on other Windows 8 tablets are the physical controls, which are an essential component of the gaming experience.

How do you get one of these? Well, just visit the Razer web page and pre-order the model that suits your needs. Just make sure your bank account can handle its $1000+ price tag.


source: Razer (YouTube) via WPCentral

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:10 5

1. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Enjoy 30 minutes of battery life~

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:20 2

4. easymomo (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


and one month of lifespan. the heat will destroy the components.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:29 3

9. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


did u ever heard of Razer NOOB othervise stop talking they are hardcore gamers who make gaming stuff for gamers not noobs

and if u ask price they defenetly cost more even higher then Apple but their product quality is genuine and solid i know cuz i bought a mouse 4 years ago still kicking while i placed 2 other mices but this one didnt shaked in performance and durability
yet

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:07 1

25. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


You bought a mouse from them...good lord.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:16

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yeah it was a gaming mouse worth more then 10 standard mice but it last longer then 30 mice lifetime so in long run its cheaper :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:00

15. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


Yeah, if the components were the same ones used for your brain

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:37 2

19. easymomo (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


@haseebzahid, read this
It has the guts of a mid-range PC gaming laptop
http://liliputing.com/2013/02/razer-edge-windows-8-gaming-tablet-up-for-pre-order-march-1st.html ==> to play Crisis 3

Anandtech : The chances of this tablet getting very hot are pretty high, particularly in gaming situations. Thankfully, if you're using the Gamepad Controller, you won't be holding the back of the tablet anyways
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6573/razers-edge-gaming-tablet-announcement-and-detailed-discussion

@hiBreed, can your brain understand this

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:18

30. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


as i said they charge way to much for their stuff since they dont make for everyone but gamers its not something to be called premium but in gaming indusrty everything is expensive as hell

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:21 2

5. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


Big whoop.. plug the ac adaptor and you are ready :)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:58

6. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


i don't think plugging it while playing heavy graphic games would be good for that device...the heat while playing it would be enough to damage the internals plus the heat while it is being charge while playing would be even worse...and i don't see any cooling fan on that device...

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:32 1

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


heard of Razer no maybe u dont play games cuz they are no ordinary company what they make they dont do it lame

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:20 1

23. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


yeah, I'm sure half_21 knows more than the engineers who designed the system. Obviously, he knows more, so take his word, and don't buy this awesome device ;o)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:19

32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


very few buy from them iand their target is gamers always not anyone else

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:22

7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Then what is the point of having a tablet if you are just going to plug it into the wall the whole time?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:02 1

16. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


And how do you know that? Sources please

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:07

26. Dr.Phil (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Please read the comment I was replying to, that was the statement I was commenting on. He said "just plug the AC adaptor and you're ready." I was commenting why would you want to plug your tablet into the wall to play a game instead of just buying a desktop that could do the same thing? I wasn't saying whether the "30 minute battery" statement was true or false. I was just saying that if it was true, why would the solution just be plug in the tablet to play games instead of just buy a desktop to play games (considering this is going to be a $1000 which could buy you a very good gaming machine)? Also, since you are calling me out on sources, I do have one right here that states the battery life is about an hour with the regular battery pack while gaming. "We’re sitting at an hour of gaming on the internal battery and 2 hours with the extended pack".

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6649/razer-edge-impressions-and-thoughts

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 17:18 1

28. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Dr. Phil, please name for me a mobile device that can play games with cutting edge graphics and still have extended battery life.

Chances are the battery life on this machine is fine, if you don't run it at max. The capability to have such power at your finger tips, even if it drains the battery when gaming, is still very cool...

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 11:59 1

14. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


If it does the job, thank u i'll take 30 minutes. U r obviously not a serious mobile gamer

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:18

22. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


How about you Angry Bird Android fans take a break, and play a game with real graphics for a change? Oh wait, you can't - because your Android based smartphones and tablets can't run anything that doesn't use 2d sprites ;o)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:19

31. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


If this was an Android tablet, most ppl here would be like:
"Wow! Now that's innovation!"
But now that droids (android fans) saw something more powerful than the Google cr@p, its all criticism here.
Droids are boring ppl, they do not recognize anything.
TECHNILOGY MOVES ON you know.
They wouldn't use components of a 486DX2 machine!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:23

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol yeah i remeber the galaxy camera people were wow on it while i laughted at them in the end its was a Epic fail nothing about it was better then moblie cameras only opical zoom hahaha so much for android s**t

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:12 4

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1322; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


will it play crysis joke is officially obsolete

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:14

3. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Wow my desk pc cant run it cos of lack for DX11 (thx crytek you bloodthirsty SOBs...) Massive respect...

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:34 1

11. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yeah better get Dx11 cuz this game is jaw drping Graphics and true physics i must say. nothing come close to it. although i ran Crysis3 on 4 years old PC on high +medium settings hehehehe dont ask what i used in it

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:48 1

20. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Nah, im not upgrading just for one game, as long as i can run skyrim just fine and the next fallout which will problee be on the skyrim engine im still happy. Ive got nothing against dx11, its awesome but changing an awesome and powefrull device just cos crytek is too lazy to make it backwards compatible? No thanx...

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:23

34. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Hahaha!
Elder Scrolls games are the only games that would make me change a PC as well!!!
LoL, bro, we are sick! :)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:24

35. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


:d maybe u can wait then i last time upgraded when crysis 1 was out and still ran crysis3 on the same thing :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:26

8. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Just to play this game I bought a new GPU

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:53 2

12. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Will it blend?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 11:19

13. garz_pa (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


FCK YEAH!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:15 3

17. papss (unregistered)


That's a huge accomplishment for a tablet.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:55

21. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


icrap would choke roll over and die if it tried anything like this.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:08

27. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


"icrap" would probably have made sure that their product had over an hour of battery life, but who am I kiddin?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:52

24. papss (unregistered)


I have an iPad 4 and was happy with the performance of real racing 3.. That's just a gameboy game by comparison lol its a beast to be able to play crysis 3

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 19:33

36. zackson (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


To be honest, I find this video nonsense. Any gt 640m can play crysis 3 with mid quality graphics. I find razer`s edge`s components nonsense as well. I mean why does that even have an i7 cpu? I7 but 2 cores 4 threads? Why not a true quad core i5 or even i3 something? It will perform the same, Is that just to say "hey it has an i7 cpu on it" so people who know nothing about computers may buy it? Lets talk about the gpu. With a gt 640m try maxing out the graphics with no anti aliasing nothing. Enjoy the "5 fps" gaming.

About the lifespan. Lifespan is okay. There is no device really good at battery life when it comes to playing games. Some people said that you will need to lower the details otherwise it will kill the battery. Well lowering the details will not help. It will still drain the same amount of power. Just give a little bit more fps. More fps, less details is the same power consumption. Only some games have FPS limiting optimization but i don`t think a GT640 will give more than 60FPS in any game anyway. You may use a program to limit FPS such as dxtory. But even if you limit your fps it will drain pretty much the same amount of power because of the clock speed of the gpu will be the same. As far as i know only amd`s last generation gpus have much less power consumption technology on low usage or idle which is called zero core. Most of gpus use way too much power on idle mode and add a few more on load except for amd latest generation ones.

Lets talk about the heat & lifespan. I don`t think it would damage the components unless the cpu or gpu or whatever exceeds over 70-80C. It is like the more heat, the less life in theory. However it is more about voltages. Even if you covered your cpu or gpu with great coolers and you overclock it with reaching much less heat than the stock fan. If you bump up the voltage it will reduce the lifespan of your processor unit. I think razer got it covered up. Cpu/gpu under 70-80C with stock voltages is fine. Better than overvolted under 60C trust me.

Overall i must say Razer`s Edge is a good device. Highly enjoyable. It is itself like a joystick. I would like to play games on it on my bed. Don`t compare it with a PC. PC is always faster. But it is the most impressive tablet i have ever seen. I don`t like how they market it or even the i7 wannabe cpu or 8gb nonsense ram on it. But i like the design and razer is pretty cool in designing. I`d like to buy a custom tablet if they`d make one for me. With an i5 quad core cpu. Maybe a better gpu than gt640m 4 or 6 gigs would do fine for a low resolution screen gaming tablet i guess...

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