I’ll be honest, this is cool. There have been times were a single display just isn’t good enough, and hooking up an extra can be a pain. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a laptop with three displays? That’s what Razer thought as well. Queue introduction of Project Valerie!
At the heart of this rather ambitious concept is three displays. While it might look like a normal laptop, albeit slightly bulky, the display flips up like a lid like in any laptop, but two more displays then automatically slide out to provide that oh-so-cool multi-monitor display.
Each display would be 17.3 inches running at 4K, equipped with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. For the creative professionals, the displays would be capable of 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy. Powering such displays would be an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
Under normal circumstances, driving a single 4K display is difficult enough, but if you move beyond gaming here, then the GPU would be more than sufficient for creative applications such as Adobe CC or one of the many Autodesk 3D programs. If we were being practical, then three 1080p displays would be fantastic on their own, without 4K and G-Sync enabled.
Alas, this is all a concept at this time. There are a number of engineering challenges to this build, weight being the most critical. Razer says that it aims for it to be about 12lbs, which is still rather hefty, but not impractical for a desktop replacement. A locking hinge would probably be required to stop the three displays from toppling over, along with some extra weight at the front of the laptop to counter-balance. However, this is all in the realm of possibility.
Some might argue the practicality of it all, but given the right price, I’m sure professionals would be jumping all over this thing. While it might be alluring to gamers, those 4K displays are quite the burden, and most games don’t regularly support multi-monitor setups very well either. If Razer really can pull this off, even with 1080p displays, I’m sure whatever limited production run they did would sell out almost instantly. Let’s see if it can happen.