Razer Project Fiona Gaming Tablet.

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    There's not been much in the way of gaming news this CES but here's one for them - and me to be honest - because this looks Yum! Top gaming hardware company Razer have showcased their latest concept design in the Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet. Unlike other tablets designed for general use and casual gaming, Project Fiona is a tablet concept designed to play the most popular PC games of today with an intuitive control setup.

    Razer have been working closely with Intel to get the most out of its third generation i7 processor and owing to this Razer reckons their tablet 'is more akin to a fully functioning PC' and 'many PC games' should run natively on the tablet concept without the need to be ported, optimized, or developed from scratch.

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    “Project Fiona's combination of high performance Intel-based gaming hardware and innovative tablet design is specifically focused for PC gamers. It will unleash the PC gamer to play their existing and future high-end games in one of the most exciting new form factors – a tablet,” said Brad Graff, Director of Partner Marketing, Netbook & Tablet Group, Intel.

    Razer's user interface and ergonomics team have developed an all-new hybrid user interface scheme for Project Fiona. Featuring integrated dual game controllers with 'ultra-precise analog sticks' and Project Fiona runs gamepad-enabled PC games right out of the box. Sorry but this just getting better and better.

    Future games developed for Fiona are expected to take advantage of not just the integrated gamepad controls but also integrate core game functionality controls for the touchscreen and accelerometer-based controls and the dual controllers deliver full force feedback.

    “While multi-touch screens have become the de facto user interface for tablets, they are not the right interface for serious PC gaming,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer. “The user interface we have designed for Project Fiona allows all existing PC games to be played right out of the box and also provides game developers new opportunities as they develop next-gen games on a highly-intuitive platform. Both developers and gamers are going to love the new user interface that combines the best of a gamepad, multi-touch screen and accelerometers for an all-new gaming experience on-the-go.”

    Our friends at THX also seem to like the idea although it's not clear what their involvement is at this stage. “Video games, music and entertainment that previously were mainly enjoyed within the home can now be enjoyed anywhere through tablets such as the Razer Concept PC Gaming Tablet,” said Chris Golson, Senior Director, Business Development, THX.

    Developer units of the Project Fiona Concept PC Gaming Tablet will be made available soon.

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