Razer's Project Linda concept turns its Android phone into a laptop

Razer's Project Linda concept turns its Android phone into a laptop

We have the phone an 8/10 score, which is pretty darn impressive for a first stab. And the 53.6 Wh internal battery can rapidly charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power.

You can see Razer's promo video for Project Linda below. Now, the company wants to take this experience one step further by allowing you to use it as a laptop.

Unfortunately, this is just a project within the Razer labs right now and there isn't any word on when or if this device will see the light of day as a real product consumers can buy.

As was noted in today's announcement by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, this level of Netflix support enables them to "take full measure of the Razer Phone's HDR10-enabled display and dual-firing, front-facing Dolby-optimized speakers and THX-certified headphone connectivity".

The idea of smartphone-powered laptop is nothing new as there were so many such implementations over the years. And the Razer Phone's 120Hz refresh rate translates to smooth visuals on the larger 13.3-inch laptop's display as well. In a nutshell, it's a laptop shell, which uses the Razer Phone as the touchpad. What's different about Project Linda is that it has a gaming edge, both in its design and the fact that it's built specifically for the Razer Phone.

Razer's Project Linda concept turns its Android phone into a laptop
Razer's Project Linda concept turns its Android phone into a laptop

We're accustomed to Razer's annual fun, brash CES prototypes turn into vaporware, and sometimes what the company shows us are barely functioning prototypes. But it's a concept that makes a lot of sense, not just for the Razer Phone, but for all sorts of mobile phones.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities.

Razer has announced a few new PC peripherals at CES 2018 this week, but the one that really caught our attention was Project Linda.

We always ask about pricing when we see new products, and Razer's answers are nearly invariably unsatisfying-either "we don't know yet" or a number that's eyebrow-raisingly high.

Those who already have their Razer Phones will receive an over-the-air update later this month to give them firmware improvements and such, as well as the app itself if you didn't have it yet.




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