Razer, maker of high-end precision gaming products, has unveiled a new concept design based on the Intel Atom processor. The new Atom-powered concept model, codenamed “Razer Switchblade”, is designed to deliver traditional PC desktop gaming in a portable form factor.
“PC gaming continues to attract innovation with rich 3D graphics, high-definition video, and life-like animation,” says 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 Switchblade replaces the traditional mouse and keyboard interface with an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch screen, dynamic tactile keyboard, and an innovative user interface that adjusts the configuration and key layout on-the-fly based on game content and user requirements.
The new concept-created from the ground up by Razer designers and engineers, in collaboration with Intel-focuses on enhancing the user experience while playing PC games on a handheld device.
“The main problem with mobile PC gaming so far is that no one has been able to port the full mouse and keyboard experience onto a small size portable solution,” recognizes Min-Liang Tan, CEO and creative director, Razer. “By combining adaptive, on-the-fly controls and display, we managed to maintain the full tactile keyboard in a miniature computer, while saving valuable screen estate. With our established focus on human interface devices, moving the mouse and keyboard experience to the next level was a natural step.”