February 5, 2023

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This latest “rival” Switch from Razer launched at the end of the month

This latest "rival" Switch from Razer launched at the end of the month

Moving on to the specifications, the Razer Edge features a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset with 8GB of RAM and a 6.8-inch (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. All types of devices come with 128GB of internal storage along with support for SD card up to 2TB. You also have a front-facing camera, USB-C support as standard, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The standard Wi-Fi Edition is $399.99, but you can also opt for the ‘Founder’s Edition’ for $499.99, which gets you a pair of $129.99 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds separately. 5G backers will need to hold their fire 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 compared to the aforementioned Aya Neo Next and other options on the market, and given the mobile chipset and price, these specs aren’t impressive, especially compared to the Switch which is entering its seventh year on the market. in March. In terms of what you can actually do gameHowever, you’re limited to the Google Play Store in terms of original games — a very important caveat compared to the alternatives — though the Razer Edge also includes support for game streaming from Steam and Xbox Game Pass.

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There’s no doubt that this is aimed at a fairly specific audience, and you’re unlikely to choose the Razer Edge over the Nintendo Switch or the Steam Deck. It’s certainly an interesting system, and while Nintendo hasn’t specifically discussed any Switch successor yet, this one is just hinting at what’s possible these days when it comes to a relatively affordable gaming device with a portable chipset and built-in screen.

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What do you think of the new Razer portable gaming device? Anything here you’d like to see in a potential Switch successor? Let us know in the comments below.