Razer’s Project Fiona wins People’s Voice award for CES 2012
January 13, 2012 by Terence LEE
Project Fiona, probably the first full-fledged gaming tablet being developed that will run PC games, has won the People’s Voice Award, presented by CNET, for the Consumer Electronics Show — the biggest electronics trade show in the US.
The concept device, which is still in development, is created by Razer, a gaming hardware company headed by Singapore-born entrepreneur Tan Min-Liang. They recently raised US$50M to develop complete gaming machines.
Razer is targetting a sub-US$1,000 price tag and hopes to bring the product to market by the end of 2012. It will be build on Windows 8, an Android OS overlay, a third generation Intel Core i7 CPU, and a solid-state drive. A discrete graphics chip from AMD or Nvidia is possible.
Also slated to make its way into the tablet is a 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1,280 by 800 pixel resolution, the battery life of a laptop, as well as force feedback and accelerometer built into the game pad handles. It’s unclear if the handles are detachable from the tablet.
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