The Razer Switchblade was revealed as a concept at CES 2011. The Razer Switchblade is geared more towards gaming than typical PC usage. When it is released, it’ll first appear in China due to a newly minted partnership with Chinese ISP Tencent. To start, The Switchblade will play games such as Crossfire, QQ Speed, Dungeon & Fighter and League of Legends.
One of the most important goals Razer had with the Switchblade was to create an alternative to mouse and keyboard-controlled gaming. The keyboard keys transform to correspond to the game you’re playing. This is made possible by an LCD screen that’s underneath the keyboard.
Games can be downloaded over 3G or Wi-Fi. In a video uploaded by Netbook News during CES 2011, the Switchblade displayed other games such as Left 4 Dead 2, Braid, World of Goo, Aion, Quake Live and World of Warcraft. Since the computer was behind glass, it’s not clear if those games were actually playable on the machine.
A release date for China hasn’t been set, but a Razer representative said at CES it’s likely to release this year around the world.
The Razer Switchblade will be powered by an Intel Oak Trail processor, it’ll run Windows 7 and has a 7-inch touchscreen.