Razer’s Forge TV is a $99 Android-powered gaming console aimed at bringing PC gaming to the living room
Razer has a new, two-fold strategy to move forward in gaming business — add more virtual reality games and port popular PC games to your TV. At CES the company announced Forge TV, an Android-powered console that brings Android and PC games to the living room.
The Forge TV is a high-performance Android-powered gaming console. The mini-console lets you download games from the Google Play Store, as well as fetch PC games and play it on a big screen. As far as specifications are concerned, it is powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor with quad-core Krait 450 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 and comes with ports for Ethernet, USB 3.0, and HDMI.
The Forge TV runs on Cortex streaming software that beams your games from PC to your TV. ”No lag and no latency. It’s full HD resolution from your bedroom gaming system to your Forge TV,” Tan said. “You’ll be able to stream your entire PC library right to your living room.”
The Forge, however, isn’t only a game-centric console. As outlined by the company, one can also use Forge to watch movies, music, and check other apps from Google Play Store. It has been priced at $99 and will become available in the first quarter of 2015.