Razer Project Valerie
Razer has confirmed that two Project Valerie triple-display laptops were stolen at CES 2017 and is offering a US$25,000 (AU$34,000) reward for any valuable information. Razer

Razer opened up the new year with a bang when it introduced its triple display Project Valerie laptop at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas. As the world’s first and only laptop to equip three fully automated displays, the Project Valerie was a hot item during CES. So hot, in fact, that it drew a considerable amount of attention that unfortunately included that of thieves. The Project Valerie prototypes were stolen during the same event and they haven’t been recovered yet.

Needless to say, fans were disappointed since the project may never turn into an actual product now that it’s gone. But those who are willing to spend some time and do a little “home improvement” of sorts on their laptops can actually have their very own custom-made Project Valerie clone with the help of YouTuber and tinkerer JerryRigEverything. He recently uploaded a DIY (do it yourself) video on how he built his own triple display laptop, which is surprisingly fully functional.

The monitors of JerryRigEverything’s laptop can be folded in and are held together by ordinary door hinges and epoxy glue. All the monitors are connected to and powered by the laptop via USB cables. The two additional display panels that he makes use of are 16-inch AOC E1659FWU ultra slim portable LED monitors that each comes with a 1,366 x 768 resolution.

The Project Valerie clone is understandably a more economic substitute to Razer’s original electronic hydra. Stability should be the main issue for those who want to try crafting one for themselves, though, as epoxy glue and door hinges don’t really guarantee anything.

The real Project Valerie furnishes three 17.3-inch 4K IGZO displays with an incredible 11,520 x 2,160 total resolution. It is powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 video card and comes with Nvidia G-Sync and Nvidia Surround View native support. Razer’s three-headed monster is also VR-ready and passes the requirements needed to accommodate both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The Razer Project Valerie monitors are internally wired together. The two wing monitors are able to pop out from either side of the central monitor and lock securely without the need for manual adjustments.

The two Project Valerie prototypes were stolen from Razer’s CES press room in the afternoon of Jan. 8. The American electronics company promises a US$25,000 (AU$34,000) reward for any information that could lead to the identification or arrest of any responsible party. No updates about the stolen Project Valerie prototypes have been announced so far.

WATCH: DIY Project Valerie: Build Your Own 3 Screen Laptop | JerryRigEverything


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