[CES 2017] Project Valerie

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  1. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    UPDATE: Thank you for your support! Besides scoring a Best of CES Award by PCMag, Project Valerie also picked up a couple of pretty awesome Best of CES badges from Ars Technica, TechnoBuffalo, TechSpot and Popular Mechanics.

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    Gaming should be glorious, which is why we’re taking it to the extreme with Project Valerie — the world’s first automated triple display laptop: http://rzr.to/valerie




    Our Razer Blade systems are known to pack a mean punch in terms of style and substance, and Valerie’s no exception. We’ve crammed a crazy impressive amount of tech into this and what is immediately noticeable is the screen estate that you’ll be gaming on.

    valerie-ins1.jpg

    All 11520x2160 pixels.

    Through an innovative automated deployment system, when you pop open Project Valerie, what unfolds before you are three 17.3” (talk about kick back and relax) 4k screens, fully integrated, with native support for NVIDIA Surround View. Use them as one or independently for triple the productivity.

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    All these packed into the sleek form factor you’re all too familiar with, a thickness of any conventional 17” gaming laptop means this triple-displayed beast can follow you around where you go.

    See it to believe it at CES 2017.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  2. Ziki_no_id

    Ziki_no_id New Member

    Won't lie. I adore the Blade line, especially the pro. However I find this project a little silly, almost overkill. Like cmon, a laptop is portable (However the Blade Pro is the desktop replacement as they call it). I'm not really sure how I feel about it, it's like Razer are playing the "I can do this, can you?" game. I'm not sure how I feel, however it's not what I was expecting at CES.

    Edit: However if Razer made a monitor like this, with a central panel and two panels inside the housing I'd be all over that!
     
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  3. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    And it is portable at the thickness of the conventional gaming laptops out there. Unless you're saying that our fellow players in the field aren't making them portable (oh dear).

    But we do still have the Blade, Blade Stealth and the Blade Pro.
     
  4. Ziki_no_id

    Ziki_no_id New Member

    Touchê, it's still portable and the screens don't need to be extended (I hope). Looking at that new laptop (I forget the name, the huge curved display laptop with the dual 1080s), this laptop is a clear winner. I don't know, I'll need to see more of this laptop in the future, it's definitely an interesting concept though.

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    I really like this concept. It solves the one problem most content-creators would have with the normal Blade Pro, just one screen... Having a full workstation on the go without a real limitation sounds so nice.

    Guess the only problem could be the battery, the Blade Pros battery is already the maximum that is allowed to take with me on a plane...
     
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  6. Ziki_no_id

    Ziki_no_id New Member

    If they had the ability to drop the triple 4k displays for maybe a central 4k display and two 1080p screens scaled to match the central it could work.

    Thrown from my LG G4 to your face by that TapaTalk app.
     
  7. R3AP3R

    R3AP3R Active Member

    Razer tends to have real interesting innovative projects but they either won't make it to commercialize like the Project Christine or fall short in support like the SwitchBlade UI.

    I am not hating it, in fact I like the innovation but I would like to get hold of a workable solid object rather than just a concept.
     
  8. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Not going to sugarcoat things here.

    Project Valerie/Ariana are the equivalent of Razer mailing it in @CES. Nothing is really exciting (and frankly, relevant), to normal gamers.

    Project Valerie will never see the light of day, the Blade Pro is already $4k so base price for a Valerie laptop would easily be $6-8k. Still waiting on Christine!

    Project Ariana is a good fit for those with dark rooms, who play well back from the monitor on something like a couch... oops, I think I'm talking about console gamers, not PC.

    Sorry for harshing your buzz.
     
  9. Ziki_no_id

    Ziki_no_id New Member

    Yeah, I honestly can't see this reaching full production. If it does? I can't see it selling well enough to stay in production.

    Thrown from my LG G4 to your face by that TapaTalk app.
     
  10. Active13245

    Active13245 Active Member

    Project is amazing, but as previously said @reloader, price would be killer. I respect Razer for such things, gaming need new things, revolutionary things, otherwise it would be boring. Huge respect for Razer for having stregth and bravery, that's what we need. I love that project, but also just like @reloader mentioned, I'm afraid it will not see day light. Just like Christine project, I hope Razer will not abandon it. I have hope for seeing Razer Christine coming to life :D
     
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  11. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    That would be sweet to see! I just imagine sitting down at a coffee shop or in the park, someone takes out their laptop and puts it on their lap. The this happens... the 2 extra screens pop out of from the sides and snap into place as the person laughs maniacally for extra effect.

    Having 3 screens on a laptop would be great. It's unheard of and very strange because of that, but it would be great for more than just gaming. I like it!
     
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  12. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Both are cool concepts, but yeah like others I can't personally imagine splashing out that cash for it. I'd love to have a look at both but considering I find the Pro expensive as it is and not something I'm super interested in for my needs it's a bit out of the field. But it's a great idea and it may even lead to something I'd definitely want, such as a super portable screen that snaps perfectly onto a stealth/blade/pro and plugs in via a side port or something. Hmm.
     
  13. Ziki_no_id

    Ziki_no_id New Member

    If Razer developed a standalone monitor like this I can see it being a huge hit! Something to think about c:

    Thrown from my LG G4 to your face by that TapaTalk app.
     
  14. markieg

    markieg Active Member

    Interesting - but sadly it is a flawed concept unless you have more money than sense.

    Laptop's are limited in power and upgradability, I'd rather get high frames using a single monitor than play on 3 monitors on low resolution. To use the 3-monitor mode you will need a table & power unit.. then may as well have a PC.

    Better value for money having 3 monitor desktop setup.
    If you still want a laptop then go for the core + 3 monitors.
     
  15. BaccaBoss2

    BaccaBoss2 Active Member

    I would like to get Valerie, but price is a concern, and I am not so sure that I really need my secondary monitor to be 4K as well, since 4K is not very power efficient and takes a lot of GPU horsepower. There was an old Kickstarter project called Slide 'n Joy (ridiculous name, I know) that would do this, but in a slightly thinner package, was removable, and was around $500 USD after import taxes from Europe. Plus, you could choose the material that it was made out of for a little extra bling.
     
  16. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    *Stares at the screen, drooling, unable to respond in coherent ways*
     
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  17. ETitus

    ETitus Active Member

    Best of CES 2017, right here.
    It's not about whether it will be sold a lot, to me it's about the engineering. It looks so pretty and slick. And since it is Razer, it will also work well.
     
  18. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Huh? A hinge on a Blade Pro with an extra screen is worth Best of CES?

    This has been done before as well. Razer can do way better than this!
     
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  19. OpTicKazma

    OpTicKazma New Member

    I acttuly love it and it would be perfect. but the actual laptop does look alot like the razer blade pro
     
  20. IceStorm_III

    IceStorm_III Member

    I'd be so in if they released this. $6k USD for three screens that can also travel with you? Would slim down my desktop setup considerably and make it fun to take with me.
     
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