The Project Valerie prototype, which was shown off at CES 2017 in Las Vegas — closes the gap further between gaming laptops and home PCs. And if the price is right, we could totally see people buying it.
But first, a word on Valerie’s biggest selling point (or points?): its trifecta of displays. Each measure 17 inches diagonally and are at 4K resolution. Together, they deliver a ridiculous 12K, 180-degree viewing experience that would make even the most privileged gamer erupt in joy.
Razer’s Project Valerie
As to why you would want to own a multi-monitor laptop, the logic is the same as that of a person who owns a multi-monitor desktop: more immersive gaming experiences. To that end, Razer’s Project Valerie supports a special display technology that spreads a single image across two or more screens.
The prototype uses a sturdy aluminum hinge system that allows the two extra screens to slide out from the lid and position themselves beside the central display, without any manual intervention. And no, there are no exposed wires behind the lid; all wiring is rightfully concealed inside the assembly, so you don’t have to worry about cables getting twisted as the screens deploy.
Impressively, this triple-screen laptop weighs less than 12lbs and is 1.5 inches thick when folded and closed — not as chunky as many gaming laptops that only have one display. The weight should be manageable enough that you can use it as your daily driver without putting too much strain on your back. Having reviewed gaming laptops in the past, we can attest that some could substitute for a gym membership.
Impressively, this triple-screen laptop weighs less than 12lbs and is 1.5 inches thick when folded and closed — not as chunky as many gaming laptops that only have one display.
The aluminum chassis houses a keyboard that emulates the nice tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard. Razer has kept mum on Valerie’s internals, though it is said to have the performance chops to support high-end VR peripherals. A pairing of the latest Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s GTX 1080 graphics shouldn’t be a stretch for this bad boy.
Razer hasn’t given a release date or price for Project Valerie, but if the VR-ready Blade Pro’s $3,700 (roughly P183,000) price tag is anything to go by, it may set you back upward of $6,000 (P297,000). Yikes!
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