Razer Switchblade Concept Announced

Nemo - January 6, 2011 01:17PM in Mobile

What if you could bring your favorite PC games into a format that would easily fit in your hands? That's exactly what a new concept design from Razer does. Powered by an Intel Atom processor, the new concept model, with the code name "Switchblade", replaces the keyboard and mouse with a multi-touch screen, yet also incorporates a tactile keyboard. The unit also has an intelligent user interface that adjusts the configuration and key layout on-the-fly based on game content and user requirements. The device was developed in conjunction with Intel in an effort to existing PC games to a hand-held 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," said 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."

Razer didn't mention when, or if, the Switchblade concept would move to an actual product.