|While mobile gaming and minigame apps on tablets are booming, serious gamers aren't getting much in their mobile corner. The Razer Switchblade promises to give high-end gaming to the hardcore gamer crowd on a netbook form factor.|
The Switchblade is essentially a netbook, though it houses a multi-touch screen and a context-specific keyboard with customisable icons for each individual game played. It also has the power behind it to run games typically suited to desktop PCs and larger notebooks over diminutive netbooks.
The gaming peripheral brand last showcased the work-in-progress at CES in Las Vegas early this year, but the announcement of its physical innards pushes the device one step closer to fruition.
Razer has pushed the clock speed of the Atom Z690 to ramp up performance 13 percent on the Switchblade over other Atom-run devices, and is now showcasing the concept device running
"The Razer Switchblade concept takes advantage of the Intel Atom processor, providing the performance needed to run 3D PC games in a small and light form factor to enable mobile gaming at significantly less power than a traditional laptop."