[CES 2017] Project Valerie

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  1. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Administrator Staff Member

    I'm actually curious on what thoughts others have on what they would utilize the 3 screens for?
  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Yeah, One of the big list of things I really like about Razer is that they keep making new concepts to make other company's get thinking. Its almost like they want the competition to challenge them more.
    I would use it for Gaming obviously, But I think it would also be good for music and video editors, Since they have tons of screen room to edit on the move. And if there is going to be a couple school students that would buy it, There is tons of room to have multiple projects open at a time.
    Also if you work at some kind of social-media type job, You could have multiple different applications open at the same time, To keep on top of everything.
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  3. holja

    holja Member

    I want to buy this so bad. I would drop $6k on this in a heartbeat. Please, please, please move this to production! It can be the Razer Blade Mach 3 LOL
  4. RustyRedtechcafe211

    RustyRedtechcafe211 New Member

    I see a lot of people not liking this design, but personally, this is something I would love for recreational, and professional uses.

    My work has me going from hotel to hotel once a week. My rig is trapped in my home town with my dual 23" 144hz 2k monitors, and my GTX1080, and my M.2 drive, and I'm stuck working of my 19" Acer (budget buy for mobility).

    If I could have something like this, and pull it out at the airport, work on 1 screen to answer some quick emails, then get into my hotel room, push a button and be immersed in the gaming experience for a couple hours, I would love that. I'm betting it'd come at a cost I probably wouldn't be able to afford for quite a while... but I'd still love to see where this goes. Here's hoping for >3500 once released *fingers crossed* I miss immersive gaming.
  5. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    It will be super pricey if it does become a thing. The base Blade pro, That this concept is built upon is CAD 5.3k for the base model, And it ranges all the way up to 6.5k. Depending on if they have the same models, I say they would go up at least 500$ each, And maybe even more then that.
  6. Cobalt_Wraith

    Cobalt_Wraith New Member

    So I'm an engineering student by day and work IT by night, which to be honest is the only time I get to game anymore. Benefits of a babysit the system job right there :) I don't know about the rest of you, but the Razer Blade Pro was the laptop I'd have dropped $5k on anytime in the last five years, but man am I glad I held off. I don't care if I have to wait another few years and put aside a few hundred bucks a month between now and then, this will be my very next computer, period. My sole request is that whatever they do with the monitors, they make them function independently. I'd like to be able to choose having any two screens in use, not just one or three which is all I've heard about so far.

    As already mentioned by others, this would be incredible for school. Everything from research papers to CAD work to programming would be glorious with this much screen available. Oh and gaming, ha ha. Seriously though, being able to have 6-12 separate windows open at a legible size and useful aspect ratio would be more sci-fi than anything I've seen to this point. Yes we've got the whole AR/VR thing on it's way which I'm excited about and following closely, but having these wonderful winged monitors available anytime in real space would make the device invaluable for years to come. Among the many reasons I'm glad it's Razor doing this, I expect they will launch it when the monitors just work without any great amount of fiddling, and while the thing is incredible ostentatious, its not at a level that would be embarrassing in normal use. I like that Razor has found this hallowed middle ground in design where a device fits in for both business and gaming settings.

    Should call it the Blade Omega. Last laptop brand you will ever buy!
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  7. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Whoa. Totally didn't see this one coming. I have mixed feelings though.

    I use more than 3 monitors everyday.
    I am a huge believer in laptops (will never buy another desktop).
    I love Razer laptops.
    I love Razer.

    Yet...I can't see myself ever buying something like this.

    Valerie's a bit out there. It's a fun concept no doubt It's almost like a morphing transmformer. But how many people who would actually want something like this? Where would they use it?

    Let's say for discussion's sake you actually need 3 monitors on the go. Where would you bust them out? At the library? On a train? In the airport? In a meeting? The local park? Starbucks? No, because you would probably get laughed at. You know better than that.

    So that leaves us with using this in private spaces like home or the office. But I think I'd rather just have 3 normal monitors set up there in the first place.

    Consider the following points:
    • Blade Pro already costs 4 grand. This would probably be 5-6K, if not more.
    • 4K screens destroy battery life. 3 x 4K screens = lolplz
    • The bezels on the 2 side screens do not match the Blade Pro's screen because of shape and size (thinner rectangular bezels vs thicker rounded bezel).
    • This thing will be heavy...
    I think I'd be more excited if Razer had just worked on releasing a super nice standalone gaming monitor tbh.
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  8. Cobalt_Wraith

    Cobalt_Wraith New Member

    This may be a missed point. Some of us are only ever on the go, which is one of the many reasons why I don't go for desktops. I'm at school and work, and sometimes home long enough to sleep. Maybe my situation lends itself to having associates in the same position, but I have other buddies who travel for work that have considered laptops far bulkier and more expensive than this without the perk of the triple screens. As with most Razer products, if you don't get why it exists, this product isn't for you, and that's fine. I just hope there are enough of us out there who would actually shell out for this to make it a reality.
  9. webpulseWisteria955

    webpulseWisteria955 New Member

    Wow, love it. Razers really pushing the boundaries with this one.

    I work as a chef and I love to travel, I generally stay between 6 months to 2 years at one place then move to another for a change of scenery and work pace. I am a lover of desktop replacements for this reason. Something like this, I don't need to take everywhere with me, but it's fantastic being able to fold it up and put it in a suitcase along with some luggage and not have to find a mover and arrange delivery of my desktop system, not to mention the possibility of damages during transit to my system.

    But something like this I imagine would be a one off purchase, if only to show off the technological marvel that it is. The price would be way too high for your average laptop's 3-5 year cycled refresh. I am glad I didn't pull the trigger on the recent Blade pro, and I would suggest the same thing for this as I did for the Blade Pro, 1080p/1440p with a 120hz refresh rate panel.

    For me personally, I do not make use of the 4k resolution on a 17 inch display. I much prefer to have a 100+ hz display to the extra pixels, as casual gaming is all I do. I wish Razer would offer it as an alternative to the 4k displays for professionals who do make use of it. The current/next gen GPUs will most likely still struggle with a 12k display, and since I am unable to upgrade the hardware inside or the display itself, I would have doubts to making such an expensive purchase.
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  10. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    I agree it would be quite interesting and you'd get a lot of looks from people because it would be something that no one has really seen before.
    I was actually just thinking here, it would be perfect, since it's portable, that it would be great for recording videos, editing them and even live streaming.
    I live stream twice a week, so if I ever went on vacation, I wouldn't really have to stop the live streams. This would be more than powerful enough for me to do what I needed to do, and if I wanted to anything extra, I wouldn't be limited.
  11. Kaabii_

    Kaabii_ Member

    To be honest about this, this looks really awesome for a laptop, but I could barely save up enough money, even if I'm employed and then payed good amount. In my opinion, I think it would be significantly more expensive than the Blade Pro 2016, like $2k-$4k more.

    I really hope it has 2 GTX 1080 in it, because using only 1 kinda doesn't benefit 4k (Which I've seen somewhere else, don't judge).
  12. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Well that's precisely my point though. There might not be enough people out there who would actually buy something like Valerie to turn her into a reality. And I think the fact that you're thinking the same thing just proves that my point is valid.

    So it's not that I don't get it, I do. I just don't think it's practical.

    Don't take it from me though. Other Insiders, and even Linus, have voiced similar sentiments.
  13. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

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  14. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Administrator Staff Member

    Valid yes but it doesn't make the sentiments of several other fans Invalid. I think the conversation that we need to have here is several fold. It's not too far fetched to say that we should aim to have a portable multi-screen experience for gaming and productivity.

    If we move on from there then we begin to discuss the ways that it could become a reality and what other features users who like the idea of a Multi-Screen machine would like to see. Smaller sized screen perhaps? Remove touch option and build a screen from a thinner more lightweight material? Should we have the option to customize the viewing angles?

    If you disagree with my first statement then I think it'll be great to hear why. My take on it is that if more gamers are moving towards a dual or tri-screen experience at home what's stopping us from removing that arbitrary rule that laptops should only have 1 screen. Why can't we bring a true multi-screen experience to a laptop too?
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  15. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    That's a good point. Of course, with the flexible screen technology that is being introduced, why not go for a single screen, the width of three screens, capable of actually folding in on itself: no bevel between screens? Is something like this being looked at for future ideas?
  16. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I never said it invalidates their sentiments though WolfPack. I'm not sure how my post came off that way, but it certainly wasn't my intention.

    I don't know why you guys are attacking me when other users have posted the exact same opinion. Some hate it. Some love it. And I didn't say anything about them being wrong. I was just here to add my 10(2)¢ like everyone else?
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  17. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Administrator Staff Member

    Definitely did not want to attack you in anyway, sorry if I came off as such :disappointed_relieved: In fact, I really enjoy hearing your take on our products and was hoping for a look behind the curtain as to what else you might have to say about Project Valerie and mobile multi-screen setups.
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  18. MrCaseyB

    MrCaseyB New Member

    This has been popping up all over my feeds, my colleagues are freaking out and we all love the idea. We do a lot of programming in the field of home automation systems. We need a ton of real estate for programming environment, GUI design program, big old blueprints or CAD drawings as well as skype/email/browser.
    Currently we all carry around a laptop and either a small monitor or a USB 3 monitor like the Asus 1080p one. Sometimes I even lug a 40" Samsung 4k display with me if I will be on a job site for many days. This certainly simplifies things and will pay for itself in productivity and convenience over the year.

    I do zero PC gaming, some Xbox games like Rockband, but program all day and use a Razer Blade Stealth and Core for easy one-cable docking to home desk.
  19. Ripper2909

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  20. Dat1Fish

    Dat1Fish Active Member

    this is fancy, but why release after I just brought a monitor? :)

    also is this like Slide n Joy ?
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