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The Razer Switchblade is a breakthrough in portable gaming. Utilizing the best of multiple concepts, such as a dynamic, programmable keyboard, small size, touch screen, a powerful processor and both 3G and Wifi capabilities, the Switchblade promises the best handheld gaming experience on the market.

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Customizable Gaming
The Razer Switchblade Concept allows gamers to build custom profiles from their favorite games, or to download them from a site of popular gaming titles. The user can adjust the prebuilt templates for their preferred gaming experience. The customized dynamic keyboard allows the user to assign controls to preferred keys. Animated keys as well as static keys will be supported. The Switchblade also uses a multi-touch screen and optional gaming mouse to further tailor the gaming experience.

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The major strength of a personal computer is its keyboard and mouse interface. Although this is a major advantage for most gamers, it minimizes the option of portability. With this in mind, Razer developed a platform that would render high quality games on it's Switchblade prototype without compromising the option of portability. Razer's Switchblade consist of a seven inch sensitive touch screen with a keyboard consisting of transparent keys. These keys display icons,numbers, and letters that are related to the game. In other words, the keys change with every game revolutionizing the concept of gaming platforms.

"PC Gaming continues to attract innovation with rich 3-D graphics, high definition video, and life-like animation," said Brad Graff, director of gaming platforms for Intel's Ultra Mobility Group. "The Intel® Atom™ processor, combined with Razer's expertise in bringing gaming solutions to market, will help make it possible for consumers to have a powerful gaming experience in mobile devices." - Razer's Website

The Intel Atom processor is built on x86 architecture. This processor which is designed for small form factor computing enables the device to run PC games and other applications. The technology is the Atom's processor is one of the most advanced of its kinds; thereby increasing the speed of the integrated graphics engine and enhance to video performance. This makes it the best choice for the Razer's Switchblade which focuses heavily on high end graphics for a portable device.




Hardware
  • Dimensions:172mm x 115mm x 25mm
  • 7" touch screen
  • Intel Atom processor
  • MINI HDMI
  • USB 3.0
  • Standard Headphone
  • Standard Mic




Terminology

There are things that make the Razer Switchblade unique and applicable
to contemporary users.
 
A multi-touch screen which you may have used before on an iPhone or iPod touch
allows you to touch different points on the screen at the same time. In the
Switchblade's case this would mean you can touch the screen without having
to use a mouse (not mouse mouse, but mouse).
 
There is also an HDMI port which stands for High-Definition Multimedia
Interface and basically increases the quality of the audio/video when playing
on a larger display (like an HDTV).
 
USB, which you should know by now stands for Universal Serial Bus, came out
with a 3.0 version in late 2008 which basically increases the transfer rate
to 5.0 Gbit/s; given the right computer. USB 3.0 became available in January 2010
so any new laptop (exception of Intel which won't support it until later year) should have USB 3.0.
With the Switchblade and its usage of USB 3.0, hopefully more companies will
adopt the the product.






Awards
  • Recipient of the Cnet best of CES2011 award.



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Price : Not Yet Released



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Cnet : http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20027846-283.html
Gizmag:http://www.gizmag.com/razor-switchblade-mobile-pc-gaming-concept/17507/
Adaptive keyboards: http://www.microsoft.com/appliedsciences/content/projects/uist.aspx



Citations
Razor: http://www2.razerzone.com/switchblade
~mixera@deviantArt: http://mixera.deviantart.com/art/Razer-Eternity-87000439
Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/razer-switchblade-7-inch-pocket-gaming-concept-blows-our-minds/


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