Razer’s Project Fiona Tablet Looks Like a Cross Between the Wii U Controller and a TIE Fighter

on January 11, 2012 4:00 PM

It may look like somebody taped a couple of Move navigation controllers to the side of an iPad, but this is, in fact, a tablet designed exclusively for gaming. Razer’s Project Fiona was unveiled at CES and the hardware maker says the system is designed to allow for “hardcore PC gaming on the go.” The demo versions at the convention run Windows 7 but Razer says the product’s retail release will run on Windows 8.

The tablet features two joysticks, four shoulder buttons and eight face buttons. Razer says one of the limitations of current handhelds is their lackluster sound presentation and counters that 7.1 surround capabilities and THX certification will make its product stand out. No pricing was announced, but we’ll give you the full list of announced specs after the jump.

Project Fiona runs on an Intel i7 Core Processor and is capable of 16:10 displays. The rest of the tech specs released by Razer are as follows:

  • Hybrid user interface for PC gaming
  • Intel® Core™ i7
  • 10.1″ 1280×800 display
  • Full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch
  • 3-axis gyro, magnetometer, accelerometer
  • Force feedback
  • Dolby® 7.1 surround sound
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 3.0

What intrigues me most is the tablet’s eight face buttons, four on each side placed symmetrically. Maybe one of Razer’s goals is to be known as the handheld gaming solution for lefties. Looks like Razer wants to take on the Vita directly with this concept. The product pitches really focus on Fiona’s graphical capabilities and processing power. Take a look at the gallery below and judge the project’s proposed build for yourselves.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.