The Razer Switchblade which is the most innovative Oaktrail device to date is going to be launched in the Chinese market first. The device is a small portable PC with a keyboard that can be customized for gaming, will first be released in China and feature games developed by one of the country’s largest Internet companies, Tencent.
Razer, the U.S. company behind the gaming platform, made the announcement on Wednesday at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The company has touted the Razer Switchblade as a revolutionary product that will allow users to enjoy PC games on the fly. Razer is going to focus optimization of the Switchblade for League of Legends as well as Dungeon & Fighter, Crossfire and QQ Speed.
The Razer Switchblade is a netbook-like device runs Windows 7 on Intel’s latest Atom processor, the Z670. While it can be used like any other PC, Razer built it for gaming. It has a 7-inch touch screen, and a programmable keyboard built over an LCD panel so that keyboard legends can be changed from a standard QWERTY layout to a gaming configuration, displaying specialized icons depending on what’s being played.
The Razer Switchblade was shown off in its conceptual stages at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. But now the product is being localized to meet the demands of Chinese gamers, said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.
In developing the Razer Switchblade, the company also partnered with Intel, which wants to promote its low-power Atom processor chips. Intel has been involved in optimizing the device, and will help market the product for its eventual launch, said Brad Graff, an Intel director of marketing.
Razer provided no launch date for the device, saying only that more announcements will come soon over the course of the year. The device will be “affordable,” Tan said.
We have a hands on video from CES below in case you want to check it out,
Check out the Promo video here too,