CES 2012 VIDEO: Razer Project Fiona is a gaming tablet with controller handles

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Where’s the madness, CES 2012? So far, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been a pretty staid affair, with the usual array of incrementally better tablets, smartphones, TVs and audio devices.

Thank the tech gods for Razer then, who at least are trying something a little wacky. They’ve introduced a new gaming tablet concept called Project Fiona at the show, which is designed to put the power of a dedicated gaming PC into a tablet form factor.

With a twist! A pair of handles sit either side of the screen, each packing an array of gaming buttons, triggers and housing a pair of analog sticks, allowing for a genuine portable gaming PC experience with gamepad controls. Multitouch controls, as you’d expect from a tablet, also feature.

“This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora,” stresses Razer, taking a little swipe at the rise of casual touchscreen gaming.

As it’s just a concept design for the time being, precise details are a little thin on the ground at the moment, but the specs revealed so far read as follows:

– Intel Core i7
– 10.1″ 1280×800 display
– Multi-touch screen
– 3-axis gryo
– Magnetometer
– Accelerometer
– Force feedback
– Dolby 7.1 surround sound
– Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; and Bluetooth 3.0.

Hit the video below for a trailer for the madcap concept device:

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Gerald Lynch