razer-edge

Razer, whose Edge device we saw at CES, is attempting to transition PC gaming into the tablet form factor. And those interested will be able to preorder both the Edge and Edge Pro as soon as the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. PST on March 1. Unfortunately, it’s unclear when either device will actually ship.

Both are 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablets, but there are some key differences. First, the Edge starts at $999, and includes an Intel Core i5 dual core, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. The Edge Pro, on the other hand, starts at $1,299, and comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 dual core, 8GB of RAM, 128/256GB SSD and Intel HD4000 NVIDIA GT 640M LE.

Each will be compatible with Razer’s Gamepad controllers, keyboard dock and docking station, but Razer said those will be sold separately (pricing for accessories weren’t disclosed). When we took the Edge for a spin at CES, the device actually felt pretty comfortable attached to that strange gamepad controller, and performed quite well. If you’re not hyped up for a device like the Surface Pro, Razer might not be a bad alternative.