Razer’s latest CES concept creation may outdo its annual, amazing April Fool’s joke.
Project Valerie is a Razer laptop with a built-in mechanical keyboard and three, 17.3-inch 4K monitors. The monitors automatically slide out of the sides of the main screen and adjust into place when the laptop is open.
As with all of Razer’s CES concepts, there’s no promise this 12K multii-display laptop will ever be released.
The concept is built onto the existing capabilities of the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro, is powered by a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and uses Nvidia’s G-Sync technology to deliver “the smoothest possible framerates and expansive 180-degree Nvidia Surround View gaming.”
“The complexities of a traditional multi-monitor setup are a thing of the past with Project Valerie,” Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said in a prepared statement. “Equally important, the power of a desktop computer and graphics capabilities of three top-end monitors are included in the system. There is no shortcoming in the way of performance in the face of its amazing portability and features.”
The system uses a unibody aluminum chasis that measures 1.5-inches thick and weighs less than 12 pounds. It’s unclear if those measurements include the two additional built-in monitors or are just for the base system.
Razer has a long history of going to CES to show off products which often take home awards, but don’t always go to market. Instead, Razer seems to use CES as both a way to test the waters for new ideas and garner a lot of international attention for the company and other products it makes.
The company has grabbed “Best of CES” awards for six years in a row. Previous winners include the modular computer Project Christine, the Android-based Razor Forge TV, the Razer Edge tablet, PC gaming tablet Project Fiona and microcomputer the Razer Switchblade.
While not all of those products made it to market, they did all help shape products that did. The Switchblade’s multitouch LCD panel, for instance, found its way onto some of Razer’s laptops. Project Christine hasn’t become a reality, but Tan told Polygon in an interview last year that the modular computer’s graphics interface was used to create the biggest innovation in the company’s new Blade Stealth laptop.
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