The company isn't going to just jump forward and build one though. Instead, it intends to gauge potential customer interest.
Facebook is playing a part here. Razer is using its official page to see if enough people approve of the so-called “Project Fiona.”
The company gives it the rather dubious title of “The World’s First Tablet Designed for PC Gamers,” which makes us wonder if Razer sees the WikiPad as something else.
In a small measure, it is implying that the Fiona is different because WikiPad was designed as an “all-in-one” alternative to owning both a portable game console and a tablet.
The real reason for the claim is actually more straightforward: rather than an ARM CPU, it will have a strong Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor and, consequently, enough horsepower for titles like the Assassin's Creed series.
There is also mention of Dolby 7.1 audio, a multi-touch screen, accelerometers and force-feedback.
Razer will go ahead and turn Project Fiona into a real product of (probably) 10 inches if its Facebook promo post gets 10,000 likes in seven days.
We would have said that this is a tall order, given the price implied to be of $1,000 / 1,000 Euro in the comments, but the count is already at around 7,400, even after just 13 hours.
It may have something to do with the implication that Razer is still open to suggestions and may modify the design somewhat. That is good, as the video suggests that, unlike the WikiPad, Fiona cannot detach the tablet from the controllers. If enough people ask for it, the gaming product maker might turn the device into a two-piece consumer electronic gadget.