Every year at CES, the concept devices that inevitably grab headlines and gather rapt attention. The Razer Switchblade, announced today, is certainly one of these.
The Switchblade is Intel Atom-based, with a touchscreen and a dynamic tactile keyboard that adjusts its layout and configurations on the fly based on the game being played. It’s a heady idea for an ultraportable, but how will it will all work on a 7-inch screen remains to be seen.
Quotes from Brad Gaff, director of gaming platforms for Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group, sound bullish. “PC Gaming continues to attract innovation with rich 3-D graphics, high definition video, and life-like animation…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 CEO, Min-Liang Tan, believes that mice and keyboard development have led to a natural evolution to a full portable gaming system. “Razer isn’t just about bringing innovation to the PC, but creating products that will change the future of gaming. The Razer Switchblade is one such product.”