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Old 01-26-2011, 02:00 AM
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Default Razer Switchblade Previewed at CES: Mobile Gaming Nirvana

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/razer-switchblade-preview-3g-intel-oak-trail-almost-definitel/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/...most-definitel/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"For all intents and purposes, this is a miniature netbook. But unlike the UMPCs and MIDs that never really caught traction years back, this one has a very specific purpose: gaming on the go. And it's well equipped to handle it. A full-on copy of Windows 7 is loaded on, and Razer's happy to let users surf around on the standard desktop if they so choose. If not, Razer's created an in-house overlay that makes access to the internet, media, games, etc. a cinch. Quite frankly, it's one of the most stunning overlays we've seen -- it's lightweight, non-intrusive, and it actually makes using a machine of this size more practical. The 7-inch capacitive touchscreen was decidedly glossy (and thus, a fingerprint magnet), but the 1024 x 600 screen resolution looked downright luscious."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1296000741.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/UiQ0AnlfBu4&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UiQ0AnlfBu4&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>This is "old" news because it happened earlier this month at CES, but I completely missed it in the mad rush of news that happens every CES...and I think it's worth sharing! We've seen a lot of small devices, but I've never seen anything quite like this. The keyboard is actually a series of tiny LCD displays that dynamically re-configure based on whatever game the user is playing. This is the first time I've aware of this technology being implemented in a portable laptop-like device. There's some seriously cool technology at play here!</p>
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:40 PM
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Ultimately you're still looking at netbook specs, so gaming? As the Brits would say, they're having a laugh!
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:16 AM
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Ultimately you're still looking at netbook specs, so gaming? As the Brits would say, they're having a laugh!
I think the CPU is going to be an Oak Trail CPU, and they must be putting a decent GPU in there...I can't imagine they'd even do a prototype of this unless the performance was decent. Remember too the resolution is low compared to a newer desktop monitor, so I bet they can squeeze decent performance out of it!
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