Jumping in specs, the Razer Edge features a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset with 8GB of RAM and a 6.8-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. device variants come with 128GB of internal storage along with SD card support up to 2TB. You also get a front-facing camera, USB-C support as standard, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The standard Wi-Fi edition is priced at $399.99, but you can also opt for the “Founder’s Edition” at $499.99, which gets you a pair of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earphones with a $129.99 value separately. 5G supporters will have to hold on for now, as pricing for this variant has yet to be announced, but Razer has confirmed that Verizon will be the sole provider for US customers.
All in all, it’s a surprisingly affordable device when you compare it to the aforementioned Aya Neo Next and other options on the market, and considering the mobile chipset and price, those specs aren’t unimpressive. , especially compared to Switch which will enter its seventh year on the market in March. In terms of what you can actually playerhowever, you’re limited to the Google Play Store in terms of native games – a pretty big caveat to the alternatives – although the Razer Edge also includes support for streaming games from Steam and Xbox Game Pass.
There’s no doubt this is aimed at a fairly specific audience, and you’re unlikely to opt for the Razer Edge over a Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck. It’s certainly an interesting system, however, and while Nintendo hasn’t specifically discussed a Switch successor yet, this device shows exactly what’s possible these days when it comes to a Switch device. relatively affordable game with a mobile chipset and an integrated screen.
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