Request to the CEO: Razer Edge Update

Discussion in 'Systems' started by reloader-1, Jan 15, 2015.

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Would you be interested in a new Razer Edge (10.1") or 2 in 1 Mini Razer Blade (11.6")

  1. Yes

    83.6%
  2. No

    16.4%
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  1. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Min,

    I’m been a fan of your products, especially the Razer Edge. While other competitors may have thin and light gaming laptops, no one can claim to have released a discrete GPU tablet other than Razer.

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    The original Razer Edge did not sell well, because of a variety of factors. Some of them are:


    1. Lack of available peripherals -
    This is critical for a gaming tablet, the store was constantly sold out of accessories.

    2. Poor peripheral quality -
    A particular focus is on the keyboard dock, one of the most requested and yet horrendously bulky accessories made for the Razer Edge. This alone doomed the product.

    3. Limited marketing -
    The product made a big splash at CES, but gamers were not convinced as to a proper “use case” for the Edge.


    I know that by now, with the R&D team you have assembled a Razer Edge refresh or a 2 in 1 Mini Blade could be extremely viable in the market. The critical factor is the keyboard dock, people really appreciate a solid user experience and particular focus should be given to this. The Macbook Air 11” is incredibly popular amongst your core market of 18-49 year olds, and a new product would make inroads into that market. Also, the affordability of the Razer Edge or Razer Mini Blade would be much more enticing for those desiring a Razer laptop but not quite able to stretch to the $2000+ USD cost of a Blade or Blade Pro.


    For the sanity of the members, as the Razer Edge 2013 is officially EOL, is this experiment officially over or is there some hope for the (near!) future?



    Regards,

    reloader-1

    #razeredge #phoenixrising #razerminiblade
     
  2. bizJetdata264

    bizJetdata264 New Member

    Man I second this. I can officially afford the edge now that people are selling them for $740 but the gamepad dock is rarer than a Scottish Unicorn. I think they should build a new one but go smaller. Microsoft offers Windows free for devices under 9 inches so I would go with that size. Then I would try a few AMD Carrizo APU with a dedicated second gpu variants then try the good ol' Intel/Nvidia wombo combo and compare the results.
     
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  3. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    Nvidia shield ?
     
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  4. AkumaKinG

    AkumaKinG Member

    The edge is pretty thick and somewhat bulky.
    A razer laptop that's cheaper with lower specs would be great given the fact that the specs are pretty good.
     
  5. AkumaKinG

    AkumaKinG Member

    Not really but the NVIDIA shield is a pretty powerful tablet
    Razer should make and android tablet, that would go along with the forge tv
     
  6. bizJetdata264

    bizJetdata264 New Member

    Eh, another overpowered android tablet would be pointless. The shield does that very and I doubt Razer would make one at a more competitive price. The point of the razer edge was a giant x86 gameboy. So I could see a tablet with an AMD or Intel SOC with Windows but another ARM tablet is useless to us.
     
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  7. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I use my edge everyday and love it. It is truly a portable mini PC. It is fully functional for full on gaming, as well as being a work station, yet it is tiny enough that I can fit everything I need in my laptop bag and browse the web whenever (like right now).
     
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  8. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    The Shield is an android tablet - good luck playing Crysis on it.
     
  9. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member


    Doesn't seem too bad :), havn't tried the razer edge or nvidia shield though
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  10. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    He's streaming it. The whole point of a mobile device is that it be... mobile. Particularly when I'm not in an area with steady WiFi that allows me to connect to my home PC.

    I can show you my iPhone streaming Crysis (literally - Windows Remote Desktop, I can't "play" it as I have no mouse and keyboard but still...). The point of the Razer Edge is that it was your computer - no other system needed!
     
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  11. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    Thats fair enough, it would be cool to have the power in a tablet to run crysis 3. I'm loving the whole game streaming thing personally u can use 4g or LTE to stream not just wifi. I have quite a powerful desktop. I'm here hoping that the shift will be towards streaming and that i will be able to use my desktop to power more things instead of buying powerful hardware just to use when i'm out and about.
    edit** 32gb in nvidia shield seems awefully low :/, pretty sure the new assassins creed is bigger than that :eek:
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  12. VelocityRed

    VelocityRed Active Member

    I love my Edge and probably spend as much time on the Edge as my Blade...I can lay back and in the couch / bed to play.
    However, I think the trend is moving toward streaming (Nvidia streaming, Forged TV, PS Now...etc). So I think a refreshed Edge is unlikely as much as I would buy one!

    Obviously hoping I am wrong and there will be an Edge 2 with new CPU / GPU =)
     
  13. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

  14. IceStorm_III

    IceStorm_III Member

    I use my Edge more than I use my Blades. I've upgraded mine with a 1TB SSD and Intel 802.11ac. It runs at full bore while on airplane AC power, which is kinda important on those long US to AU flights for PAX AU. This is something the Blade cannot do.

    A refreshed Edge with a lighter controller and thinner form factor would be quite welcome. As good as streaming is, it doesn't work over low bandwidth or high latency connections.
     
  15. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Exactly! Streaming (at least for the next few years) is almost exclusively an in-home option. The whole point of a tablet is it can be used away from a normal desk environment, either inside or outside the house. People touting the streaming tech of other tablets ignore that they are basically useless outside the house as a gaming tool (on the bus/plane/motel room/road/break/lunch/etc)
     
  16. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    So have you guys been able to successfully stream with your Edge? I haven't tried it yet, but I wasn't sure if it could handle it.
     
  17. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Yes! I upgraded the wifi card to the 7260 A/c card, and can use EDIT: Steam streaming.

    I'll be honest, even on a 50mbps connection it isn't the greatest. It's fine for Civ 5, etc but I wouldn't do a streaming racing game or fps.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  18. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I got tired of the annoyinf wifi card and just use the ethernet adapter. And Nvidia streaming??? I mean streaming to Twitch, are you talking about some kind of shield like thing?
     
  19. IceStorm_III

    IceStorm_III Member

    With the standard nVidia drivers, I don't see a way on the Edge to use nVidia's ShadowPlay or GameStream functionality. ShadowPlay is their streaming widget that does h.264 on-GPU and can stream to Twitch. GameStream is the bit that allows streaming to a SHIELD. The minimum mobile GPU required is a GTX 660M.
     
  20. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Oops. I mean Steam In-Home Streaming. Sorry!
     
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