Razer Edge Pro preorders shut down after high demand

CEO Min-liang Tan reveals existing stock of $1,300 Windows 8 gaming tablet has been sold out; base model still available.

An overwhelming demand for the $1,300 Razer Edge Pro Windows 8 gaming tablet has forced the company to shut down preorders for the device. Razer CEO Min-liang Tang broke the news over the company's Facebook page this week.

"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)," he said. "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 $1,000 base Razer Edge model is still available to preorder, though stock is "very limited," according to Tan. Preorders for both Razer Edge models opened on March 1.

The base version runs on Windows 8 and 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 features a faster Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB SSD.

Various peripherals for the Razer Edge will also be available upon launch later this year. Most relevant to gamers is the Gamepad controller, which is now an optional feature for the device. This add-on (pictured above) features two controllers with backlit action buttons and analog sticks. This peripheral will retail for $250.

Other peripherals available for the Razer Edge are a keyboard dock ($200), a docking station ($100), an extended battery pack ($50), and a 65-watt power adapter ($50).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

Discussion

210 comments
rgli
rgli

Wow Really People.  $600, is not too much for a new IPad or IPhone and a new one comes out every year!  Now I will admit, I am going on 48 and my fast paced gaming days are slowing down to more strategic type games, so this pad would probably be the last investment I make into the gaming market.

I Own over 500 games and that is not an exaggeration, which 300 I probably have not even really played.  I have finally crossed into that place in a man's life where I guess we just want a few things and keep it simple!  Don't teach me anything new (even though I do already have windows 8 and love it!

Also think of this, if you are on the go, generally you play on the go games Civilization V, Turn Based Games, BeJeweled or maybe even Infinity Blade 2 (on the plane, in the limo plus think of battery life) don't no body want you sitting next to them all jerking and moving and hollering obscenities .. until you get to where you are going. Take care of your business.  Might Play a quick on the go game while on lunch.  Finish your business for the day, now if you are going to a hotel, would you want to whip out that gaming tablet for most of the hardcore games don't and are not going to support touch screens well any time soon!  Or would you honestly hdmi out to the tv in your hotel room.  Or Are you going to want to set up that gaming laptop on that little cooling stand right on your chest or in your lap, good wireless mouse to the side and some good wireless gaming headphones to still give you that needed surround sound

I have been a gamer since the 70's.  I have been an on the road Technology Instructor for the last 7 years.  I've lived the life.

IEpic_rOxIS
IEpic_rOxIS

it would be stupid of anyone to buy the 1000 $ version .... i would do anything to get it but its way to expensive for me :(

pozium
pozium

This is quite surprising, I wonder if it would work well with 64 gb had space and 1 hr of battery life. Especially now that the standard size of games is 12GB, with the best games being up to 20GB, and the fact that the windows 8 os would take at least 8GB of existing space. So, if u have the 64GB, for example, you'll only have a space of 60 GB to use for gaming (excluding movies, music & more). Is it really worth it?

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

lol it sounds good but has anyone ever actually owned Razer products before?...pfshh gl on whoever buys this thing........

surferosh
surferosh

i like the concept of it and would like to try a hands on if i get a chance... unless that happens i wouldnt feel inclined to get one for myself..

however, the cost is a deterrent.. and i wonder how many pieces had they put up for pre-order !

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

I can´t understand why people are so mad at this thing. It´s equivalent to a gaming notebook but it´s lighter, more portable and has better controls for gaming. And it costs the same as a gaming notebook of similar specs.

Nobody makes you buy it.

natalieyan
natalieyan

i bet ipad is more enjoyable to play than this thing

Flakcon
Flakcon

Razer and their overpriced products again... Don't get me wrong, they make quality products, well...while it last anyway. My Razer stuff only lasts from 6mnths to 1year++

f3kuinth3a55gs
f3kuinth3a55gs

Same specs as my $600 laptop, Sure it would be ok, but it's overpriced.

tightwad34
tightwad34

$1300 for a tablet? Sorry but that seems a bit out of control. I know almost nothing about PC's and what it takes to have a good one for games, but I was under the impression that you could build your own rig for at least this much without it being a small screen tablet. Go on, laugh at me all you want....

laser00
laser00

Just a marketing hype, that or as I said before, some people are really stupider than you think.

wexorian
wexorian

Good idea, Quite Good specs, like high end pc except GPU, BUT It's Too cheap.

victorlamy
victorlamy

the question is HOW many is their cap.


if it's fucking 500 then anything would sell out.

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

I would be interested in something like this when I next have to upgrade my iPad, but I'm still have will my iPad 2 so that could be a while.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

lol the guy just wants to find the key......

deth420
deth420

this looks like a good idea...then i think about having to hold this heavy ass controller and screen up to play games. I play games to relax, not work out!

Tauu
Tauu

$1,300 PC > $1,300 laptop > Razer Edge Pro

Ghetto_ninja
Ghetto_ninja

Not bad if you actually watch the video and can see what it can do. You'd spend the same or more amount on a all-in-one PC with similar functionality. 

TM-Mordred
TM-Mordred

i always hated this thing from the start. a tablet designed to play smartphone games on a larger screen with physical buttons.

if you want physical buttons and a nicely-sized screen, why not get a 170-200 dollar 3DS or Vita instead of dropping over 1000 dollars on this piece of shit?

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

This thing seems like it's a perfect match for retards.

NTM23
NTM23

I also wonder, do you think you'd be able to set it up with a home theater system somehow? I mean, I'm sure for what it is, it has great sound, but it'd be a plus if we could somehow plug it into our home theater system, or better yet, hook it into our TV like a console.

NTM23
NTM23

If it was cheaper, I'd be more interested, but at such a price, I even go as far to question the greatness of it and how long it could or will last. It's cool though.

zyxahn
zyxahn

At this point I don't want a portable PC in any form.  Looks cool though.  I love Razer products so we'll see, maybe later.

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

I'm just curious about battery life or if it would burn my hands off from extended play.

01Philip01
01Philip01

That awkward moment when the razer edge has a better gpu then your laptop.

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

This seems like the logical evolution of PCs and laptops to me.  You have one system but you can use it in many different ways, such as in tablet mode, with a keyboard, monitor, or TV.  I like the concept.

EsteemSVX
EsteemSVX

Eh... I'll probably wait for a full review before buying one.  I would like this for work though as I horribly despise laptops, and can't drag my pc to meetings with me.  I do hate the price tag, but since it has some graphics power I feel it's more justified.  God there's tons of trolls on here, lol.  The damn thing isn't even out yet.

blackace
blackace

@Flakcon That's not quality. I've read many reviews of Razor products and many people say they only last 6 month - 2yrs before things start breaking on them. When the product is working, it's great, but once things start to break after the warranty is up, it sucks. Razor obviously don't do enough stress tests on their products. This is definitely overpriced. Anyone that builds their own PC would tell you that. 

rgli
rgli

@Flakcon I have The Razor Naga Epic   (Gaming Mouse) Lasted almost 2 years but now it keeps turning off, even, when I have it wired (Not in wireless Mode).  I also own a nostromo left handed gaming controller, but have had no problems with it, but would like for game configurations to save to the cloud like your configurations for your mouse and some of their other products!

masterdrat
masterdrat

@Flakcon It's is everything but overprice... Look at the specs, a laptop with the same specs will cost you about 1000$ and will weight 4.9 lbs while this jewel weight about 2 lbs.

masterdrat
masterdrat

@f3kuinth3a55gs If you have the same specs, with same video card and SSD hd under 4.9 lbs... the only one with close specs I can find on newegg is 1300$. And it doesn't have touch screen.

blackace
blackace

@laser00 No, you're right. It's just marketing hype. They don't even tell us how many of them have been pre-ordered. If they were so proud of their huge pre-orders, they would have told us how many. I'm sure it's no more then a few thousand at the most.

Elann2008
Elann2008

@victorlamy 

True.  This could just all be marketing hype.  I doubt they made many of these but what surprises me more are the people buying it.  This is an overpriced piece of gaming hardware.  

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Tauu O.K. thanks for clearing it up a bit. No sarcasm involved.

wexorian
wexorian

@Tauu >>>>>>>Aple products!!!

lo_crow98
lo_crow98

@TM-Mordred 

At least educate yourself about something before hating it...it has full Windows 8 meaning any PC game will run on it. It is a gaming laptop in a tablet chassis; the windows surface pro costs the same and doesn't have gaming parts inside.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@TM-Mordred  I agree completely, I cant stand these smartphone/tablet crap games but this thing can supposedly play pc games and if I can play Star Wars Old Republic on it while taking a dump, it'll make life a bit sweeter (yea I know the game isn't that good but I loved KOTOR)

Elann2008
Elann2008

@01Philip01 

yeah a cheap laptop.  Don't you forget that this Razer Edge was specifically designed for gaming and targeted at the sheep gamers.  They fall for it.  Razer wins.

TM-Mordred
TM-Mordred

@lo_crow98 @TM-Mordred how will the keyboard and mouse functions be used on the tablet? are they going to be mapped to the gamepad buttons, controlled with complex touchscreen controls, require an external keyboard/mouse, or not be viable at all?

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

@PosiTVEMinD355 @TM-Mordred Yeah for how long will it play PC games is what I'm thinking.  When I was a PC Gamer I upgraded my RIG once a year just to keep up with the latest PC Games.

lo_crow98
lo_crow98

@TM-Mordred @lo_crow98 

It will use a virtual keyboard and touchscreen for mouse, or you can use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and they also sell a keyboard dock.