While laptops may be practical mobile computing devices with many uses, not too many video game fans see them as ideal to engage in their favorite hobby. Common complaints include small display sizes, cramped and uncomfortable keyboards, as well as inadequate cooling leading to system crashes caused by overheating when playing games that use the CPU and GPU to its full potential. This hasn’t stopped various tech industry participants from trying to come up with a laptop that will be loved by gamers.
Gaming laptops tend to have bigger displays, ergonomically-designed keyboards, powerful hardware specifications and special attention being paid to keeping the system running cool. While dozens of new models are launched each year, some manage to stand out from the rest of the crowd. This was the case of Razer’s Project Valerie prototype. Razer is a manufacturer of high-performance gaming hardware and enjoys a solid reputation in gaming circles for making innovative products. They unveiled their gaming laptop at CES 2017 in Las Vegas recently.
Project Valerie aims to make multi-display gaming mobile by being the first laptop in the world with three built-in 4K monitors. Each display is 17.3 inches in size and the two side screens automatically deploy when the user presses a button. The system uses the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU for optimal graphics performance. Razer calls its new development a “mobile desktop,” allowing users to take the benefits of a triple display anywhere they go. While Project Valerie is aimed at gamers, a powerful laptop with a triple display can also be very useful for a variety of other uses, such as video or sound editing work.
According to Kevin Sather, Razer’s Director of Product Marketing, the company is still evaluating reactions from the community before it makes the product commercially available. No launch date has been set so far.