Razer has announced a new prototype laptop with three screens at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and it looks awesome, but there are some serious doubts about its practicality. Since it’s still a prototype, the company might learn from user feedback and work on this beast of a laptop more.
The laptop bears a striking resemblance to the Razer Blade Pro, which was announced in 2016, except for its multiple sliding 17.3-inch 4K IGXO displays — which are a feature unique to desktops, making it easier for people to have a wide-screen view enabling a better gaming experience as well as multi-tasking.
The sliding displays have a lighting strip on their base, that makes the entire setup scream cool!
Although there are questions already being raised about its practicality, one thing is for sure, this piece of machinery is unique — or maybe unusual is a word better suited to describe it.
Being a concept, the exact specs of Project Valerie are still unknown, it comes with the same Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and backlit mechanical keyboard as the Pro.
Valerie is 1.5 inches thick, against 0.88 inches of Pro and weighs 12 pounds against 7.8 pounds of the Pro. It is VR-ready like the Pro and will have greater specs than those recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
One of the major concerns seem to be the battery life of Razer’s Valerie as the Blade Pro only gives about four hours of backup with a single screen, so until the extra screens run on independent battery packs, it’s going to be a big problem for users.
The Blade Pro comes for $3499, which is pretty expensive to start with, and the company has yet not hinted at the price tag that its new multi-screen prototype will carry.
It’s quite safe to assume that this laptop isn’t aimed at casual gamers, but those who really take their games seriously or just have a big pocket to afford such luxury.