In years past, Razer was that new kid on the block at CES, coming up with the crazy ideas that gave us an idea of what the future could look like. In 2014 they shocked us with Project Christine, a truly plug and play modular PC using mineral oil housed components. In 2017, we glimpsed a portable triple screen solution for laptops with Project Valerie, something that is almost a reality now with portable screens and new folding laptops, and last year we got the more muted Project Linda which used your Razer phone as a touch pad and second screen by docking it in a concept Razer Blade. And that shows us the direction that Razer is moving in: more realistic and less cool, but not likely concepts.
But that’s not to say that these ideas are not possible. Project Linda has come to pass with various manufacturers turning the touchpad into second screens when you need it. Project Valerie has also come to pass with the availability of 1080p and 4k portable screens that use Thunderbolt 3 ports to power them and project an image. There are now also two screen laptops which Asus showcased at CES 2020.
Speaking of Project Christine, while not quite what we saw back in 2014, Razer will be the first to market with a truly modular system built of Intel’s new NUC Compute Element form factor in the Razer Tomahawk.
The Tomahawk is basically an enclosure, looking very much like Razer’s own external GPU enclosure, that features a daughter board and space for an SFX power supply in which you can plug two PCI-E cards into, to build a PC. It is a completely tool-less design and you can build your system in under 30 seconds. Seriously just watch this video below.
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