We talked about Razer Project Valerie, the triple monitor gaming laptop setup that was shown off by the company at CES 2017. Later it was reported to be stolen along with the other prototype Project Ariana. Somehow Razer Project Valerie has made its way to China and it is on sale for $21,733.
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Min-Liang Tan CEO of Razer talked about how his team had been working on the project for so long and how the company will not take the theft lightly. Razer even put out a reward for anyone that could give information regarding the stolen prototype.
It is possible that this is a scam but there is no way of knowing as of right now. It is possible that this is, in fact, the stolen prototype but I am not pointing fingers at anyone at the moment. This could help the company pinpoint the people behind the theft. The price for the Razer Project Valerie is very high and seeing how this is still a prototype provided that this is indeed the real deal I do not see why someone would want to buy this.
The finished product would have been much more appealing. Razer was not able to even finish the automatic screen deployment at the time it was stolen. It will be interesting to see how things go in the upcoming future as I do not think Razer is going to let this go so easily.
According to Razer CEOs Facebook post:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
What do you think about Razer Project Valerie being sold in China? Can this be the real thing?