Lost and found: Razer's stolen Valerie prototype listed on Chinese retail site
Razer made quite a splash at CES this year (as usual), but the show stealer was without a doubt their Project Valerie prototype notebook. The gaming laptop concept sports high-end hardware and three 4K displays. While the working prototype wasn’t announced for retail release, some in attendance apparently couldn’t wait to get their hands on the device; earlier this week, Razer stated that two Valerie prototypes were stolen from their booth at CES.
It looks like the stolen device may have been found. A listing for what looks like a Valerie prototype recently appeared on Chinese retail and auction site Taobao. The posting lists the device for ¥150,000 RMB, or about $21,750 USD (at the time of this writing).
It’s not certain as to whether the listing is legitimate or just a hoax. Either way, if you want to get your hands on the laptop, it would be best to wait until Razer releases the product commercially (if they ever do). The listing has been reported and is sure to be under investigation. Razer filed a report concerning the theft prior to leaving CES and is currently offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the prototypes and the arrest and conviction of the thief.
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