Razer Edge vs Steam Deck at $400: Really?

Razer Edge is yet another handheld gaming console that we have seen this year but unlike most, it is from a renowned company like Razer.

Razer Edge

At 2022 RazerCon event, Razer brought forward quite a few things unique products that caught our attention but the Razer Edge did sway us away.

To address the elephant in the room, this will not and cannot compete against Valve’s Steam Deck. As the high-end portable PC market is already saturated with multiple offerings such as Valve’s Steam Deck, OneXPlayer’s 6800U, and many others that are following the current trend of bringing PC-level gaming to the go.

As we have seen, the Razer Edge is a tablet powered by Android that is in the shape of a handheld console. Therefore, the Razer Edge is more of a glorified gaming phone which can run Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nividia GeForce Now, and Epic launcher natively. While it runs a weaker operating system compared to the Steam Deck, it is demonstrating that it can handle mainstream gaming clients, and subsequently, the games. However, it is important to note that there is no mention of it running the Steam Client which can be a deciding factor for most gamers.

Razer Edge

In terms of specs, it is no slouch. At its core, it is rocking a Snapdragon G3x chip which was developed for mobile gaming from the get-go. If you’re worried about the Hertz, you have 3GHz to satisfy all your needs. The visual output shouldn’t be a concern either as it has an Adreno GPU to churn out frames for the 144Hz 2400×1800 6.9″ AMOLED screen. However, one shouldn’t expect that it’ll be running all games at the native res or framerate. While it is packed with a 5000mAh battery, the screen-on-time will depend on the power efficiency of the chip as it does support 5G which can drain the battery.

To reiterate, this isn’t a dedicated gaming console but instead a gaming-centric tablet that comes with Razer’s Kishi V2 pro, which should further reaffirm Razer’s vision for this product.

Razer Deck

Similar to most other tablets, the Razer Edge will be available in both 5G and Wi-Fi variants. It is important to note that the $400 price tag is for the Wi-Fi only version, so expect a far more premium tag if you want internet on the go.

If this device piques your interest, you can pre-order it right now for only a fiver.


In the meantime, you can learn about Nvidia’s decision to remove their LHR.

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