The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) began yesterday with the kickoff presentation by Samsung, who traditionally launch the event with their own press conference. And since then, there's been an incredible amount of new tech and gaming peripherals unveiled, including something we've never seen before on the laptop front.
Razer announced "Project Valerie", a new laptop concept which is the first ever to feature triple displays. It also comes with a top video card, advanced mechanic keys, and much, much more.
The additional screens auto slide out from the center for ultra widescreen support. Keep in mind, this is just a prototype and like others from Razer before it (looking at you, MechWarrior Online Artemis Controller!), may never hit the consumer market, but for screen space is high in-demand from gamers and creative types and this is the first potential portable single device solution.
Each 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display is equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology that is capable of producing the smoothest possible framerates and expansive 180 degree NVIDIA Surround View gaming. Creative professionals can look forward to 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy and the greatest amount of screen real estate ever assembled in a single computer.
Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan:
“The complexities of a traditional multi-monitor setup are a thing of the past with Project Valerie. 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.”
Since this is a laptop with two additional monitors, this device's form factor obviously can't compete with the sexy slimness of Razer's Stealth series. The unibody CNC aluminum chassis measures just 1.5-inches thick and weighs nearly 12 pounds. Make no mistake, this is a power user machine in every sense of the word, but hey, at least you save on all that extra monitor cable management.
There's also an included compact AC adapted that's smaller than "similarly powered systems" and to handle the extra heat, the proposed Project Valerie design users a custom-designed fan "and dynamic heat exchangers pair with a vapor chamber to maximize heat dissipation."
For the keyboard, Project Valerie uses Razer's Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches and is only the second of their notebooks to do so. The keyboard, trackpad, extended monitors are also Powered by Razer Chroma™, which unlocks a virtually endless array of dazzling lighting effects that can be customized by the user or synced to in-game events.
And is this is a three-monitor setup on a beast of a machine, the Project Valerie is equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, one of the top (and most expensive) video cards on the market.
As a concept, there's no word on the sure-to-be-scary price of such a machine, but don't be surprised to see the design pave the way for more multi-display portable notebooks from Razer and other manufacturers in the future. It's a smart idea.