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Windows 8-Powered Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Pre-Orders Start on March 1

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It would be unfair to say that the Razer Edge gaming tablet got some recognition back at last month’s CES. After all, the Win 8 slate left Vegas with no less than three major awards, so it was definitely one of the shiniest stars on display.

But now it’s time to see how the Edge fares when faced with the mobile gaming competition and the public’s standards. According to official news from the manufacturers, the tab will be on pre-order beginning March 1, while actual shipping will start later in the month.

Pricing hasn’t budged, so the Razer Edge is still pretty extravagant, but what do you expect when you’re offered a base configuration that includes an Intel i5 Ivy Bridge processor, 64 GB of storage and Nvidia GeForce GT640M discrete graphics?

That particular model will go for a full thousand bucks, while higher-end versions featuring such goodies as a Core i7 CPU or 256 GB SSDs can be worth as much as $1,449.

You can’t take your gaming to the “edge” without some optional accessories and Razer will reportedly sell three of those – a $250 GamePad Controller, a $100 Docking Station and another keyboard dock that’s not yet priced.

Via [Liliputing]

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