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Some genius recreated Razer’s mind-blowing three-screen laptop

It's actually really easy to do.


Phillip Tracy


Posted on Feb 8, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 1:21 am CDT

Razer’s wild three-screen gaming prototype, Project Valerie, was a hit at this year’s CES. It was so popular, someone ran off to China with it and turned a $21,000 profit.

Unfortunately, unless you bought the stolen laptop, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll never be able to own this beast of a machine.

Unless you make it yourself.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything used Razer’s proof-of-concept as inspiration for a DIY project that will make techie’s salivate with envy.

He used two USB-based monitors, door hinges, and epoxy to mount two external AOC monitor onto the sides of a Toshiba laptop, effectively replicating Razer’s prototype.

Don’t go thinking you can recreate this lookalike and get a laptop anywhere near as powerful as the real thing. As the YouTuber points out, the external monitors only have an eight-millisecond response time, which is not ideal for gaming. The Toshiba laptop is also much less powerful than Razer’s offerings, and while its creator calls it completely portable, the external monitors are grabbing power from the main device and devouring its battery.

JerryRigEverything says he is able to get three times as much work done with his new laptop rig. We’re not sure it works like that, but it’s still a pretty damn cool idea. 

H/T The Verge

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*First Published: Feb 8, 2017, 7:33 am CST