Razer’s Project Fiona: A Next-Gen PC gaming tablet
Razer have announced their latest concept which should get gamers more than a little excited. Tablet gaming has so far been a bit hit and miss due to the touchscreen controls, but this may be about to change with the unveiling of Razer’s Project Fiona– a Windows 8, Intel Core i7 powered tablet with in-built controllers. That’s right, as it’s a Windows machine it’ll be able to play PC games on the go.
Project Fiona (we hope that’s not it’s final name!) will give gamers proper controls on a tablet for the first time, with the hardware performance to back it up. The Razer tablet will have a 1280×800 display with actual, physical nunchuck style controllers mounted either side of the screen, with joysticks and triggers- the works. It will also include all the usual accelerometer and touchscreen functions too in order to get the best of both worlds.
Here’s what Razer had to say about it:
“Adapted from a full featured PC gamepad, Project Fiona’s integrated dual controllers coupled with its advanced multi-touch screen are designed to make complex game navigation ergonomic and intuitive without compromising on the portability of the tablet,”
“You’ll be able to carry out headshots and command troops in-game with ease. This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora.”
We think that’s a dig at Angry Birds in there somewhere, but Razer has a point; Gamers want more out of their tablet gaming experiences. Casual games are ok for non-gamers, but for us gaming enthusiasts only real games will do.
The Razer Project Fiona is due to launch towards the end of 2012, costing around £650. Proper gaming on a tablet, Whatever next!
Checkout the demo video below
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