At this year’s CES, which took place in Las Vegas from January 5th to 8th, two prototypes from Razer were stolen from the company’s press room. Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan posted about the incident on Facebook on Monday, asking for anybody who might have witnessed the theft to help the company get their property back. For hints Razer offers a reward of $25,000. According to Tan, the notebooks were stolen on Sunday, January 8th at approximately 4 p.m.

Razer had unveiled a new notebook, called Project Valerie, at CES of which two were stolen. Those notebooks use three unfoldable screens, which combined are 17.3 inch in size and can render a resolution of 11,520 by 2,160 pixels.

The original post reads like this:

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 legal@razerzone.com – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence

*This update is to confirm that two Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from the Razer booth at CES. The product was taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. A $25,000 reward is being offered for original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect. Razer, in its sole discretion, will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount. Razer may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. The decision will be based primarily upon law enforcement’s evaluation of the value of the information provided. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Razer. Razer associates are not eligible for the reward. This reward offer is good for one year from the date it is first offered, unless extended by Razer. Information about the theft can be sent to legal@razerzone.com. Razer will not publicly disclose material that it receives or details about respondents, except to those persons with whom Razer is directly working to resolve this matter or as may be required by law.

 

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