When you’ve already launched one of the thinnest and lightest gaming laptops featuring the new NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, what else is there to do but go ahead and develop the widest? Razer, the innovative tech company best known for their hard-core gaming accessories (like mice and keyboards) has quickly become a leader in the laptop category with their sleek ‘Blade’ gaming laptops. The company also makes headlines from time to time for its oddball and extremely brilliant concept experiments. Following in the footsteps of the Razer Switchblade, the Razer Edge, and Project Christine,this year the company is at CES showing off ‘Project Valerie‘, a 17.3-inch concept laptop that takes a Razer Blade, beefs up the case a little and attaches three 4K monitors.
All three displays are 17.3-inch UHD (3840×2160) IGZO panels with 100% Adobe RGB coverage, each with 4K display using Nvidia’s G-sync technology. At the core they are driven by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, which is a lot of juice behind a lot of monitor. The displays themselves have a motorised hinge to put them into position, popping out from either side of the main display, via what Razer calls “an automated deployment mechanism”. They also slide back and under the main panel when stowed. It’s an interesting feat of engineering.
Razer has also been quick to point out the potential productivity benefits of having a three-monitor setup available to you anywhere you go. Video editors and those editing Word documents aren’t exactly Razer’s target demographic, however recent products like the Razer Blade Stealth notebook show the companies’ willingness to expand its appeal to non-gamers as well.
In the end Project Valerie is currently a concept, which means (like so many other things we see at CES) it sadly may never actually see the light of day. Razer however has been known to bring some of these wonderful concepts to market if they’ve been received with enough enthusiasm, the Razer Edge after all began life as ‘Project Fiona’ another CES concept product.