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Razer shows off gaming desktop and new mobile controller
Razer typically announces tons of laptops at its press events, but at CES 2020 Razer is doing things a little differently. This time it’s showing off a gaming PC, new mobile controller, and a 5G router concept. Let’s jump right in, starting with the Razer Tomahawk.
The Razer Tomahawk N1 is a compact gaming PC, featuring an all-aluminum body with tempered glass on the sides. The desktop machine will come in configurations up to an Intel Core i9, and support for up to 64GB of DDR RAM. There’s also NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics as well.
Mini desktops are generally a pain when it comes time to opening them up for troubleshooting or to perform an upgrade, but the Tomahawk N1 is designed for easy access. The desktop features a lock-and-slide mechanism that you pull out to have access to internal components. The device features a standard GPU in one slot, and in the other fits the motherboard and all the other important components. The motherboard is designed to be easy to remove if you want to swap it for a new one. Of course all the components like RAM, SSD, processor, and fans are accessible and upgradable.
The Tomahawk gaming PC will be available sometime in the first half of 2020, but there’s no pricing or complete release details just yet. The Tomahawk N1 case will also be available as a standalone product if you like the design of the Tomahawk but want to build it for yourself from the ground up.
Moving to Razer’s new gaming controller, the Razer Kishi is designed for low latency gameplay on Android or iOS devices. While the Razer Junglecat was primarily targeted at Razer Phone 2 owners, the Kishi provides a design that fits against most smartphones. Razer says there will be an iPhone version and another with USB-C.
The Kishi will work with most Android and iOS games with controller support and is also designed to work with streaming services like GeForce Now and Microsoft XCloud.
Razer didn’t tell us exact pricing but did confirm it will arrive sometime in early 2020.
5G is still young but it’s increasingly being targeted by tech companies hoping to get in on the market early. Razer may not be diving in headfirst, but it is exploring the idea with the Sila 5G Home Router concept.
The 5G router is a high-speed networking device designed with gamers in mind, offering ultra-low latency during stationary and mobile gameplay. The device also features the Fastrack engine, an intelligent quality of service feature that prioritizes bandwidth for devices and apps for high-speed gaming and streaming. The router can even prioritize specific devices like a desktop PC or even the Xbox. It is also easily controlled via a mobile app (Android and iOS.)
Yes, we really got through a Razer press release without a laptop announcement. Mostly. Razer didn’t formally announce new laptops, instead, it announced its plans to launch the next generation of Razer Blade gaming laptops later this year (because we’d have never guessed.) The next generation will feature the latest technologies including 10th Gen Intel Core I-Series processors and up to 300Hz refresh rate panels.