25,000 cash reward is being offered for the return of two prototype laptops stolen from Razer.
In case you don't know who Razer is, yeah right, they are an American company who make electronic accessories for your gaming needs, computers, mice, keyboards, headsets you name it. You most likely have a Razer product if you're into gaming, or you had one at some point. Razer is well known for its colorful designs with black contrast. Like every year Razer was in Las Vegas attending the CES Conference when two of their prototypes were stolen.
One of the founders Min-Liang Tan made a facebook post on the incident, which has been pinned to his page. On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 Min- Liang Tan explained that two prototypes were stolen from CES convention. Originally the prototypes were not named however it has come forth that the two stolen prototypes were part of Project Valerie, a laptop prototype with three 17 inch display screens.
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."
Razer has not ruled out the possibility that the theft may not have just been an eager gamer or someone looking to make a quick buck but in fact corporate espionage. Which makes the brazen theft particularly serious for the company. At this time it is theorized the two prototypes were stolen around 4pm, on Sunday the 8th 2017 from the Razer press room. Razer is now offering a 25, 000$ reward to anyone with solid information for up to a year of the incident.
"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]"
Project Valerie features three 17 inch 4K monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. All together that adds up to a resolution of 11520 x 2160 with Nvidia's Surround View. The monitors are easy to us as they expand automatically and lock into place out the user having to struggle with extra locks. They are sporting impressive internal hardware to match. Outfitted with a GTX 1080, 32GB of RAM, and the same vapor-chamber cooling solution found inside the Razer Blade Pro. It is touted as the world's first triple screen laptop but still manages to fit into a space smaller than most regular 17 inch laptops. There is no release date or price tag for the model yet so don't expect to see it on sale anytime soon.