Judging from a teaser video that pokes fun at the Apple iPad, PC gaming hardware maker Razer is set to unveil something at CES, possibly a new gaming tablet. Dubbed “Project Fiona” and hosted on a Razer teaser site at PCGamingIsNotDead.com, the 27 second clip takes swipes at Apple by claiming Razer’s upcoming device is not “simple” or “magical,” it’s simply “badass.”
Following game footage from Assassins Creed Revelations and other new PC releases, the frame pulls away to briefly reveal a tablet outline at the video’s 20- and 21-second mark. The video also mentions “PC gaming on an all-new form factor,” with the date 1.10.12, the first official day of CES.
Razer unveiled a tablet-like gaming system named the Switchblade at CES 2011, and showed it off again at E3. Though the Switchblade sported a small notebook form factor, it did feature dual touchscreens. It has not yet officially been released, nor have official specs been announced, but it is believed to sport an Intel Atom processor.
If Fiona is a tablet gaming system, it joins OnLive in attempting to bring console-quality gaming to tablets. The team at TabletPCReview will be at CES to see how Razer applies the complex control schemes for console games on the touchscreen, as we’ve found on-screen controls often hinder gameplay. We are also very interested in the hardware and operating environment. Will it be x86 based and run Windows? Or will the Fiona tablet sport an ARM processor, run a mobile operating system and turn to cloud gaming like OnLive?