Two days ago Razer revealed Project Valerie which is a laptop featuring three screens each with a resolution of 4K. Each monitor is 17.3 inches, Powering the system in prototype form is a GeForce GTX 1080 and 32GB of RAM. Well, two of those prototypes got stolen from CES 2017.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirmed the theft in a Facebook post. Here is his statement:
“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.”
It is not clear when exactly the theft occurred, though given the timing of Tan’s post, it likely happened near or at the end of the convention as Razer was tearing down its booth.Two Prototypes of Project Valerie Got Stolen From CES2017 January 10, 2017