Thursday, January 5, 2017

Razer’s “Project Valerie” Triple Display Laptop

Juli Clover:

Razer, known for its gaming laptops and accessories, today unveiled its latest product, the world’s first triple display laptop. Project Valerie features a Razer laptop that’s equipped with one main display and two fold out side displays, all of which are 4K.


According to Razer, though its equipped with three displays, Project Valerie has a form factor that’s comparable to other 17-inch gaming laptops on the market, fitting neatly into a laptop bag so it can be taken anywhere. It’s about 1.5 inches thick and weighs approximately 12 pounds.

Apple once made a MacBook Pro with a single 17-inch display, and it was great. I don’t really expect Apple to make something like this, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Many notebooks are transported from one location to another and not used on the go (making battery life irrelevant). I would love to be able to work remotely with a larger display or (better) multiple displays. The weight and dimensions compare favorably with lugging an actual external display, which I’ve considered, though I’ve not tried one like this.

Update (2017-01-05): I meant to also link to the new Acer laptop (via Mike Rundle):

As if gaming laptops weren’t already bulky and expensive enough, Acer is taking things a step further in the new year with its massive Predator 21 X, whose pricing it announced at CES 2017 today.

The $9,000 (not a typo) machine features a curved 21-inch display that offers a resolution of 2560×1080 pixels with 120Hz refresh rate, as well as G-Sync support to eliminate visual artifacts and issues like screen tearing.

Under the hood, it packs a 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake processor paired with not one, but two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI configuration. They’re accompanied by 64GB of RAM and there’s room for five storage drives – a 1TB HDD and four 512GB SSDs[…]

Previously: New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac.

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BTW, I own a Razer Gaming Mouse (Naga Chroma with 19 freely programmable buttons), which I primarily bought for my Gaming PC (which is also a rather fast Hackintosh, but with a few things not working 100%). And I was pleasantly surprised that they have a well working Mac driver as well - I can even share the settings between OSX and Windows, with individual settings for different OS versions and Apps. Much better working than the now-neglected Logitech mice.

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