The Razer Switchblade At CES 2011: For The Wandering Gamer

Posted: Jan 13 2011, 5:00pm CST | by , in News | CES

The Razer Switchblade at CES 2011: For the Wandering Gamer
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This tiny touchscreen PC will keep you gaming on-the-go

If you aren't willing to throw a WHOLE lot of money into the picture, most laptops provide a Class B gaming experience at best. This is especially bad if you use your laptop for a ton of other tasks. Lots of data and constant wear-and-tear slow a machine down. But what if you could fit all your favorite PC games in a small, netbook-sized package and enjoy a quality gaming experience?

You'd probably empty out your college fund to buy it. Assuming it actually worked as well as advertised. I can't make that claim about the Razer Switchblade yet- I still have yet to see a functioning demo, but plan behind it sounds pretty great.

Razer envisions it as a 7", touchscreen notebook with an Intel Atom processor and a rough goal of 4-6 hours, in-use battery life. There will be USB ports for gaming peripherals, WIFI, and options for 3G. The display is multitouch and the keyboard is built with LCD displays under each clear key. So you can set out exactly the layout you need.

This combination of features- an LCD gaming keyboard and a capacitive touchscreen- may be enough to overcome the handicap of playing on a 7" display. The (semi-functioning) demo unit was under glass, but it looked like something nerds would be proud to customize up and carry around to cons.

I know I'm eying one.

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