Project Valerie is an eye-catching new laptop project from Razer. Aimed at gamers specifically, it features three high-resolution 17.3 inches 4K IGZO screens that fold out to give the impression of one giant screen.
It runs an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8 GB of video RAM and has 32 gigs of system RAM.
The advantages for gamers are clear – but it also looks like something that not only gamers may lust after – forex traders, for example, could surely make use of such a system.
It was first seen at CES 2017. It made quite an impact – you can see why in the pictures.
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CES is a global consumer electronics tradeshow that happens every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Valerie is an adaptation of the successful Razer Blade Pro – the triple folding screen being the difference. Apparently, the net can ‘launch’ by the simple press, smoothly pushing itself into place.
As this is a prototype, not all specifications have been released. This could be because of the massive battery drain that might be happening with the triple screens – this is yet to be addressed, but we’re guessing that this beast will not cope too well being away from mains electricity. There are also reports of the fans on the machine getting quite loud, which could be an issue for some.
But nevertheless, this may still be one of the most fantastic gaming computers to be made – ever. Some admirers really think so, as it turns out that two of the prototypes were audaciously stolen from the CES event!
Razer’s CEO was understandably upset by this and made the following statement:
“We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously – it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous, and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t brilliant.”’
The stolen prototypes later appeared on a Chinese auction website for sale at a cool.
This is, without doubt, an impressive piece of kit, which will probably be unavailable to the public for some time yet. However, if you cannot wait any longer, then be aware that a very similar setup can be created using already available portable USB monitors, such as the MB168B from ASUS.
A cheaper and slightly less elegant way of achieving almost the same thing.