Is there a good Gaming Tablet? Haswell + GF700m in tablet or convertible w/ HD Screen?

The_KillSmith

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With the introduction of both the Haswell mobile i5/i7 CPUs and GeForce 700m GPUs, and Win 8.1 on the horizon, I'm expecting some great things to come from mobile gaming devices that could potentially be used as a tablet, a "laptop" (even tablets without keyboards can be converted with bluetooth keyboard cases), a desktop, or home entertainment/console (w/ Steam Big Picture + wireless remotes).

What I'm trying to find:


  • Tablet or Laptop convertible with a touch display

    14"-17" Screen with 1080p res or higher

    Screen dot pitch & color gamut that rivals or betters the Retina display

    New Intel Haswell i5 or i7 family

    New GeForce 700m family

    SD Card slot if possible

    Don't care a whole lot about battery life as long as it's not ridiculous short.

If Razor upgrades it's Edge with the new Haswell/700m we might have the right product on our hands, but I'm worried they won't give us a spectacular screen and they'll focus on the ultra small form factor rather than upping the screen size a bit. It might be a bit too early for a tablet that gives us all the items listed above, so I'm thinking there might be a touch screen laptop convertible that will end up fitting the bill. Razor also has it's Blade that HAS already been upgraded w/ the Haswell & 700m, but unfortunately it's not a convertible with touch screen, so it can't be used as a tablet. (Such a silly thing to leave out of that already high end and slim device in my opinion.) I'm also not 100% certain about the screen quality on that one.

Are there already some devices available or announced and on the horizon that are close to what I describe above? I'm wondering what the fall will bring.
 

kirilmatt

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I'm sorry but there's nothing like the product you mentioned about coming anytime soon. There is simply very little demand for such a product, especially with such a big screen
 

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We'll see.

I can see the larger screen being the outlier I suppose... but gaming laptops with good screens have a market, and all those are really missing is the convertible/touchscreen aspect. I'm guessing that with both a power conscious CPU and GPU now on the market along with an updated OS (8.1) that can handle both touch and normal windows GUI in a decent fashion, we can finally see decent gaming hardware start to leak into other mobile form factors. Heck, we already have with the Edge... and that was probably a generation of hardware too early.
 

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I forgot about convertibles! You'll probably see one at 14-15in soonish. I don't know about GPU though, that may take a little time before those come along, if they can without thermal throttling.
 
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