HAVE YOU SEEN THIS LAPTOP? You’d probably remember it because, like, I mean, look at that thing. It’d be hard to forget. But somehow, somebody swiped two of them from Razer’s booth at CES over the weekend, and Razer wants them back. So much, that the company has posted a bounty of up to $25,000 (about R350,000 or so – maybe even almost enough to buy one) for “original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect” in the case.
… You know, I think I might’ve seen Dane with one.
The two “Project Valerie” prototype laptops, featuring three 17.3-inch 4K screens, were nabbed from the show this past Sunday, sometime around 16:00.
“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,” Razer boss Min-Liang Tan explained in a Facebook update.
“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.”
Smart enough to get them past security and out of CES, though. But now what?