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Razer Fiona Gaming Tablet

Razer took the wraps off of “Fiona”, a PC gaming tablet concept design, at CES this week. Though just a concept design, Fiona portends exciting things in the portable gaming world--specifically, the idea that portable gaming can be as immersive and natively awesome as desktop PC gaming.

Razer is packing in an Intel Core i7 processor into Fiona, whose other (projected) specs will include a 10.1-inch (1280x800) display; multi-touch capabilities; gyro, magnetometer, and accelerometer; force feedback; Dolby 7.1 surround sound; and WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The tablet should cost less than $1,000, but Razer didn’t offer any further details on price.

Fiona will have a hybrid user interface consisting of the touchscreen and integrated dual game controllers with analog sticks and according to the design images, at least four buttons on each side. PC games (that are gamepad-enabed) will run on Fiona, with no need for an app version of a particular game or any other modifications.

Of course, with any concept design, you can bet the farm that the finished product--if it ever becomes a finished product--won’t be as beautiful, may have weaker specs, and in general won’t be as titillating, but in this case, we’ll let ourselves feel giddy about the possibilities anyway. We want one of these, now.

Besides, Razer says that developer units are coming soon, and the product should ship in Q4 this year.

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