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News Razer unveils triple-screen Project Valerie gaming notebook

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Jan 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    hahaha - that's the most amazing piece of e-peen that I've seen in a long while. Guesses at a price? I'm going for £10,000.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

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    I'm going for "never going to see the light of day," personally - but, to be fair, at least one prototype does actually exist and is being shown off at CES, so at least it's not just renderware.
     
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    This.

    Would be interesting to the creative/workstation market since it's 3x4K so there's no way that 1080 will game at that native res. 3xFHD would make more sense for a single 1080.

    It's certainly better than the curved 21" Acer monstrosity that is an actual product.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

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    That's what I was thinking - can a fully maxed desktop even push 3x4K properly at the moment? Showing it playing a game in the teaser video is tantamount to false advertising :lol:

    Way more interesting for creative/visualisation/finance types, surely.
     
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    I feel like I need 'But .. why?' in .gif format for this.
     
  10. Paradigm Shifter

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    That's awesome. Crazy, but awesome.

    And at least with 4K screens, you have the option of running 1080p. You don't in the reverse scenario.

    Amusingly, the thing I most miss when I'm on the road is triplewide. I've got so used to working across three screens that on a single screen everything slows right down.

    This is ultimately largely impractical (imagine trying to deploy it when flying Economy!) but I've not yet found a laptop that can actually drive all the outputs it has. My current laptop has (internal screen) 4K eDP, 4K capable HDMI and two mini-DisplayPorts, but only one of the two mDP's can do more than 1080P, and it can't drive all three and the internal screen all at the same time. :(
     
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    I (and many) can justify spending 2k on a gaming pc (inc display/s)
    so all you need is enough people earning 5x more than me to justify likewise.
    surely 1000 people in the world are well off enough to make this happen.
    Please.....
     
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    I'm not quite sure it works like that.
     
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    firefox on the left , word in the middle and excel on the right, it will increase my productivity 3 times.

    And thats what i'm going to say to my boss.
     
  14. theshadow2001

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    Intially I though this would be handy because I would often have to work across multiple documents, plus virtual machines, plus some sort of software. But now that I think about it, when I was mobile I could get away with just the one screen and leave my extra monitors on my desk. I only needed one monitor when mobile because I would be on a job, concentrating on a single application. Would probably be useful to someone with no base of operations, maybe.

    I also found having multiple virtual desktops that you can switch between using keyboard shortcuts is not a bad replacement for multi-monitor setups. Since windows 10 now has that feature built in, it can diminish the need somewhat for multiple monitors.
     
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    Is that before or after the heart attack?
     
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    This was the target framerate on Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix on my 286 back in the day @ 320x240..... sadly it never reached it and I would have to make do with no textures and 15fps with a CPU of 400% occupancy!!
     
  17. Corky42

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    I'd be so busy playing with the screen deployment I'd never get any work done. :D
     
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    I don't know if it's just me but in my mind even if it was capable of running games at a playable frame rate, the screens just seem to be too close to the gamer to be of any benefit. The viewing angle just seems wrong to me.
     
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    I've heard that some gaming notebooks get picked up by workstation/creative users because a) modern Mac Pro's are **** and b) they're the only ones with decent displays + graphics cards. But these people don't want all the **** bling, so Razer models are frequently desired. I think Valerie is a nod to this market, not gamers. Razer needs to spin off a business/creative brand.
     
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    Makes sense, and c) "mobile workstation" class laptops from the "business" brands are monstrously expensive compared to their gaming counterparts.

    I have fairly memory hungry requirements, and it was a pain at my last refresh (probably easier now, but 16GB sticks were barely a thing at the time) just to find something that was business appropriate and easily portable, and I didn't even have display and GPU to think about. Razer are sensible (if you can call a 12K triple screen laptop 'sensible') to avoid any l33t styling. Whenever some company launches a really garish £5000 gaming system, I wonder where all of these well heeled 12 year olds are coming from?
     

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