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Is Razer revolutionising game notebooks?

Combines tactile keys, multi-touch LCD.

Razer has taken a tactile keyboard and a multi-touch screen and stuck them together to make a teensy notebook that runs all your favourite games.

The neat black notebook - with bold green Razer squiggle - is roughly the size of an iPad when folded out, and could, at a squeeze, fit in a back pocket or large side pocket when folded together.

The tactile keyboard means the rows of blank, raised keys can change to suit whatever you're doing. If you're playing Quake they'll show the logos of whatever controls you've mapped to your preferred keys. If you're playing World of Warcraft they'll show all your skills, abilities, icons and whatever else you press when you play.

The multi-touch screen acts as your mouse.

The idea is that you customise lay-outs for each application - a tiring process Razer will help by offering generic templates for download.

Theoretically; you see, the Razer Switchblade (a codename) is a concept machine - it hasn't been made in bulk to be sold. Therefore there's no price associated with it. Nevertheless, it's on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, alongside a raft of other gadgetry the event attracts.

Other theoretical specifications include Wi-Fi/3G connections, Windows 7 OS, Mini HDMI/USB 3/Headphone/Mic ports. The size, on paper, is 172mm x 115mm x 25 mm.

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