The new Razer Edge handheld gaming tablet is set to release on October 23, and preorders just went live at Amazon. The compact Android device is like a big, souped-up smartphone–minus the phone functionality–that features powerful mobile gaming hardware designed for cloud streaming console and PC games. Naturally, you can also download and play Android games.
The Razer Edge features a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with 2220×1080 pixel resolution and 144Hz refresh rate and is powered by a Snapdragon G3X chipset. Two models will be available at launch: a Wi-Fi-only model with 6GB of RAM, and a 5G model with 8GB of RAM. Both models support up to 2TB microSD cards.
The Razer Edge is the latest of several new high-end gaming handhelds entering the market in hopes of capitalizing on the success of the Nintendo Switch and Valve’s Steam Deck, such as the Asus ROG Ally or the Lenovo Legion Go, both of which run Windows and are powerful enough to run AAA PC games natively.
Razer isn’t the only major gaming manufacturer with a handheld focused on cloud streaming. The Logitech G Cloud released last year and is available for $350. Meanwhile, PlayStation is releasing the PlayStation Portal, a remote-play handheld for PS5 owners, on November 15.
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