Two Razer Prototypes Stolen After CES 2017

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅09.01.2017 14:20:08

Razer reports two of their prototypes showcased at CES 2017 were stolen. There are no further details as to which products were stolen. Razer demonstrated two feature projects at CES including the world's first triple-display notebook named "Project Valerie" and we're led to believe it could be one of the missing products given that it is also the only prototype of this project Razer presented. An investigation has been launched to find out the culprits and to locate the missing prototypes. As of January 9, 2017, Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan made a statement on Facebook regarding the loss of their two prototypes.

"I've just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today.
We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.

At Razer, we play hard and we play fair. Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest.
We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously – it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.

If you were at the show and/or if you can provide us any information, please do reach out to us at [email protected] – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence."

- Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Razer.

As of the 10th of January, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirms the stolen prototypes were those of the Project Valerie. Razer is offering a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

This update is to confirm that two Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from the Razer booth at CES. The product was taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. A $25,000 reward is being offered for original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect. Razer, in its sole discretion, will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount. Razer may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. The decision will be based primarily upon law enforcement's evaluation of the value of the information provided. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Razer. Razer associates are not eligible for the reward. This reward offer is good for one year from the date it is first offered, unless extended by Razer. Information about the theft can be sent to [email protected] Razer will not publicly disclose material that it receives or details about respondents, except to those persons with whom Razer is directly working to resolve this matter or as may be required by law.

- Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Razer.

Razer at CES 2017

Project Valerie

Razer demonstrated their new project prototypes at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the Razer booth – South Hall 3 booth: 30320. Perhaps the most talked about Razer demonstration is the Razer Project Valerie which is deemed the world’s first portable laptop with three built-in monitors. Each 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display is equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology that is capable of producing the smoothest possible framerates and expansive 180 degree NVIDIA Surround View gaming. Creative professionals can look forward to 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy and the greatest amount of screen real estate ever assembled in a single computer.

Watch the Project Valerie overview video below

Project Valerie adds to the professional capabilities of the new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro. The system was conceived with enthusiasts and power users in mind who want multitasking capabilities and desktop performance on the go. Packed with more screens than previously possible in a notebook, Razer’s Project Valerie is capable of handling virtually any PC task, anytime, anywhere. The proposed system retains the iconic Razer design, while at the same time accommodating triple-monitors. A unibody CNC aluminum chassis measures just 1.5-inches thick and weighs less than 12 pounds. An included compact AC adapter is much smaller than similarly powered systems, furthering complementing Project Valerie’s mobility.

Learn more about Project Valerie.

Project Ariana

Razer also introduced Project Ariana at CES 2017, a high-definition video projector that uses an ultra-wide fish eye lens and advanced processing capabilities to extend the gaming experience into an entire room. The system adapts the projection of in-game elements to the dimensions and features of the physical environment. A pair of 3D depth sensing cameras together with proprietary calibration software automatically calibrates itself to detect environmental factors such as furniture and room lighting, to provide the perfect display for any room.

Watch the Project Ariana overview video below:

Learn more about Project Ariana.

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