Okay Razer, the company that churns out the most expensive gaming gears has recently unveiled it’s newest “innovation” in gaming. Oh wait, did I say gaming? I meant MOBILE PC GAMING. Razer just announced the Razer Switchblade, a netbook like gaming device that boasts optimum pc gaming on the go. You can literally put the device in your pocket and bring it out whenever you feel like it.
Here’s the rundown of what the Switchblade can do:
- It has a ultra sensitive multi-touch screen
- Dimension: 172mm x 115mm x 25 mm
- Uses the Intel Atom Processor
- Adjusts controls in accordance to the game you’re playing (the keyboard interface changes literally)
- Supports Wifi and 3G
- Runs on WIndows 7 OS
- MINI HDMI, USB3.0, Standard Headphone and Mic ports
Here’s the video on how the Switchblade works:
Thoughts on the device:
I am not too excited about the Switchblade. While yes it may be cool to see your keyboard switch it’s face to suit the game you are currently playing but I can’t see myself playing pc games on such a small device. I think this is all hype really and they’re pushing on the device as if it’s god’s gift to gamers. I mean, I do like the devices Razer churns out specially their keyboards but the prudent side of me thinks I’d rather invest on a better pc or laptop rather than get one.
Think about it, the screen is comparably small. For someone who thinks his 17 inch monitor is not big enough even for his games, I don’t think having a smaller screen would make things better. I also don’t like the idea of using the touch screen as an alternative to the mouse especially for FPS games. While yes, the video showed that you can still plug in a mouse, playing with on a touch screen is pretty scary stuff since I KNOW gamers don’t have the dainty hands such technology requires. I mean come on, who would think of keeping the pressure of the monitor to prevent it from breaking in a middle of a clash?
Of course you have to consider the price too. Since this one has a lot of tech. invested in such a small package, I bet the price is hefty too.
Currently the Switchblade has a working prototype and was shown during CES2011, so it’s near completion or actually done– we just have to wait from Razer for further updates regarding the actual name of this device.
Here are more pics of the Switchblade: