Massive Demand Forces Razer To Shut Down Edge Pre-Orders
Razer is set to release what they think is the next step in PC gaming. The Razer Edge is a powerful Windows 8 tablet that bridges a gap that most gamers didn’t really care existed, allowing you to take your PC gaming wherever you want. Although the price is ridiculously high, Razer has been forced to close pre-orders due to a high demand.
Orders for the Razer Edge Pro, the more powerful variant of the tablet, have been closed after massive demand. Razer CEO Min-liang Tang announced this via his Facebook page this week.
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“We’ve had to stop taking pre-orders for the Razer Edge Pro as the preorders have gone beyond our foreseeable manufacturing capacity (i.e. all stock is sold out for the months to come). We’re doing all we can to get manufacturing lines up and running so please bear with us. We’re doing everything we can to get more units out in the coming months. We appreciate the patience.”
The base Razer Edge model is still available for pre-order, setting you back $1000 if you choose to buy into this rather expensive piece of PC gaming. The Razer Edge Pro is currently sitting at a price of $1300, should Razer manufacture enough to open up pre-orders again. The base model includes a 10.1-inch touch screen, an Intel Core i5 chip, an Nvidia GT 640M GPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB solid-state drive. The Pro model upgrades that i5 to a more powerful i7, 8GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB SSD. Both variants will run on Windows 8, essentially making them extremely portable PC’s that are able to play most current-gen titles.
Thing is, are you willing to throw down the same amount of ash that could buy you a rather decent desktop on a niche way to game. Razer seem to be targeting the more well off gaming crowd with this product, but time will tell whether this really is the evolution of PC gaming or just another nice toy to show off to the world.