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- On January 5, 2017
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Razer, a company not to be confused with the early Motorola RAZR cell phones that early-2000s teens had to get their hands on, has announced a new laptop at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What’s having techies go crazy for the laptop nicknamed Project Valerie is a special feature. With the press of a button, you can expand the laptop display with an extra 17.3-inch 4K IGZO screen on each side.
Razer’s main use cases are aimed towards the gaming community. This is because there’s a large difference between a three-screen desktop setup and plugging laptops to more screens. Now that gaming is a lot more “on-the-go” than ever, portability is critical.
Here’s a different use case that is making developers at Impekable happy. The multi-screen setup is ideal for displaying windows and editors needed for development. Windows like IDE (integrated development environment), the preview window that displays what you’re coding, and even version control or research.
The laptop is based on Razer’s top laptop computer released in 2016, the Razer Blade Pro. The main difference is extra thickness from the additional screens. Their transition from primary screen to three screens is seamless. It immediately aligns itself with the main screen with no extra configuration.
These kinds of laptops can even benefit designers. Especially designers at Impekable because we have client meetings outside of our own office. Sometimes our designers are working on-site at the client office too. So it helps a lot to be able to work on a project and not lose that sense of workflow that we get from working on a multi-screen display at the office.
Because just having three monitors isn’t enough, the product designers have added ambient Chroma lighting behind both screens. This makes the design more distinct and eye-catching. It is a nice addition for industries where multi-monitor displays are becoming more necessary.
One main concern that always affects new innovations like these is the price tag. The Razer Blade Pro with just one screen starts at $3,700. So it’s safe to assume a consumer version of this laptop with the two extra screens may be up to $6,000. The Consumer Electronics Show is filled with tech professionals and influencers. And they are willing to pay that price to be on the cutting edge.
If you’re making an innovative product with objectives beyond showcasing your newest technology or winning awards, you may need help making it more practical for the consumer market. That’s one of Impekable’s specialties. We know the user patterns and best practices for product design. Save yourself time with our expert knowledge. Contact [email protected] with any questions and let us help make your product better.