That’s what Asher Kagan, president and co-founder of Blade, a French cloud-based computer startup, basically told me as he showed off the full-fledged PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider — detailed 3D graphics and all — running on a phone, tablet, and MacBook Pro.

Blade’s Shadow cloud PCs aren’t puny Chromebook-power machines — they’re the equivalent of a $2,000 gaming PC with a bleeding-edge 8-core Intel Xeon Core i7 processor with 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a high-end Nvidia graphics card with 8.2 teraflops of processing power and 16GB of VRAM.

Over our company’s 300+ Mbps Wi-Fi, Kagan streamed the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider to several devices to give me a look at how well its Shadow PC and service would perform.

The company’s also launching a “Shadow box,” a compact geometric-shaped micro-computing box, that’ll let you connect a keyboard, mouse, or game controller up to any display (like your TV) and essentially turn into a PC.


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