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Razer’s Project Fiona wins People’s Voice award for CES 2012

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.

Last year, Razer also won the same award, which is subjected to readers’ votes, with another concept, the Switchblade. It later became the Blade laptop.



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