Project Valerie – The World’s First Triple Display Laptop
Project Valerie is an eye-catching new laptop project from Razer. Aimed at gamers specifically, it features three high-resolution 17.3 inch 4K IGZO screens that fold out to give the impression of one very large screen. First seen at CES 2017, the laptop made quite an impact.
Project Valerie from Razer
The laptop 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 Project Valerie is not only something that gamers will lust after. Forex traders, for example, could surely make use of such a system.
Valerie is an adaptation of the successful Razer Blade Pro – the triple folding screen being the difference. Apparently, the screen can ‘launch’ by the simple press of a button, smoothly pushing themselves into place.
As this is a prototype, not all specifications have been released. It could be because of the massive battery drain that might be happening with the triple screens. It is yet to be addressed, but we’re guessing that this beast will not be able to 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 this may still be one of the most amazing gaming computers to be made – ever. Some admirers 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 very smart.”’
The stolen prototypes later appeared on a Chinese auction website for sale at $21,000.
It is, without a doubt, an impressive piece of kit. Which will probably be unavailable to the public for some time yet. If you just cannot wait any longer then do be aware that a very similar setup can be created using already available portable USB monitors, such as the MB168B from ASUS. A cheaper but less elegant way of achieving almost the same thing.
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