In the last couple of years, Razer has proven that it wants to think outside the box. It’s fine and good to continue making better mice and keyboards, but the company sees a lot more potential beyond that. Take its Hydra motion sensing controller, for example, or the Blade notebook. Next up on the concept bench? The Project Fiona “gaming tablet”. How do you know that a tablet is meant for gaming? Simple. It looks like this:
To compare Fiona to a regular tablet would be a bit unfair, as this tablet is designed for PC gamers. What that means is, the tablet will not run on Android, but in fact be a mobile Windows PC. In the official trailer, you can see a variety of different PC games being played on it – even games that you’d imagine would be painful without a keyboard.
On each side of the Fiona tablet are joysticks that double as handles. Each of these has an analog stick, which will be used for movement and changing the view. There are also four buttons on each side that can be configured for each game.
Tech specs haven’t been discussed, but Razer aims to sell Project Fiona for “under $1,000”. Is this a tablet you could see yourself using? Judging by the total split of “likes” and “dislikes” on Razer’s YouTube trailer, it sounds like there’s no universal answer. I can see how this could be cool, but I’m not sold quite yet.