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Razer Prototype Stolen: Gaming Laptops Thieved During CES in Vegas

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Gamers play "Overland" by Blizzard using hardware from Razer during the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2017. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

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Two prototype gaming laptops made by Razer were stolen from the company's booth during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The laptops have three screens and are built especially for gaming. Razer claims they are the first of their kind and is offering a $25,000 reward for information about the theft, CNN Money reported.

Razer is considering the possibility that the theft was industrial espionage designed to steal the technology of the laptops for use by another company. “Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units,” said CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan, on Facebook. “It is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.”

The laptop is named Project Valerie and was billed as a “new standard for immersive entertainment,” CNN said. It has three 17-inch screens side-by-side to enhance the gaming.

Project Valerie was unveiled on Thursday at CES before being stolen Sunday and is one of two prototypes Razer brought to the conference.

Razer reported the theft to police and is working with CES and law enforcement to recover the stolen items, according to Ars Technica. No reports of any leads were forthcoming.

Tan has asked show attendees to email legal@razerzone.com with any information they might have about the theft, which occurred around 4 p.m. after official show hours, according to Consumer Technology Association director of global events communications Allie Fried, The Verge reported.

CTA runs the Consumer Electronics Show and is working with law enforcement to investigate the incident.

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