There are certain things you can rely on from a gigantic tech show like CES — hilariously large TV’s, lavishly appointed electric cars that malfunction onstage, long segments of glitzy big brand press conferences trying to make washing machines seem cool. And then, every year, there’s The Homer. This year, Razer have gone above and beyond in The Homer category with the triple-screen monstrosity pictured above.
The Frankenstein’s Monster you see before you is Project Valerie, Razer’s new laptop concept that comes replete with on-board mechanical keys, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with G-Sync and OH YEAH, three 17.3″ 4K displays. The two outer monitors slide automatically outward from the sides of the centre screen and fix themselves into place upon opening the laptop, providing a full 180-degree Nvidia Surround View-ready platform.
“The complexities of a traditional multi-monitor setup are a thing of the past with Project Valerie,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan in a press statement. “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.”
We’re having a bit of fun at Razer’s expense with this piece (and they’ve always had a great sense of humour about themeslves so we hope they don’t mind), but the fact is that, like many concepts Razer show off at CES, there’s no guarantee that Valerie will ever actually see the light of day. We don’t want to think about how much this thing would cost, let alone the battery life. Oh my god, the table space this thing would need. Isn’t the point of a laptop that it’s portable? HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH?!
Congratulations Razer. You win Craziest CES Concept for 2017. We stand in awe of such design audacity.