Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into a Razer laptop

Pablo Tucker
January 13, 2018

When gaming technology company Razer made its entry into the smartphone industry with the launch of its first handset, Razer Phone, it attracted several curious eyes. The docked phone serves as an intelligent touchpad, bridging the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. The laptop's screen is also touch-enabled and has a whopping Quad HD or 2K resolution, which is an extension of the 2K display on the Razer Phone.

The Razer Phone is able to get docked at the same place where the notebook's trackpad is placed.

Gaming-focused computer veteran Razer has made a habit of demonstrating ambitious, droolworthy or just outright insane concepts at major trade shows like CES, so we can't say we're shocked to see Project Linda aiming to bridge the gap between mobile devices and laptops this year. On top of that, there are no speakers on the Project Linda itself; instead, it will utilize the phone's stereo speakers. Since the phone naturally has a screen, the touchpad also becomes a second display for anything; I could imagine it showing wallpaper or even a file browser when summoned. The phone's Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platform and 8 GB of RAM deliver responsive performance, instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop. Unfortunately, Razer has said that Project Linda is only a prototype so there is a possibility that the device is not going to be manufactured on a large scale for the public to use.

Despite its novelty, there are two glaring issues with Project Linda. Also, with 200GB of internal storage, Project Linda can house local apps, games, media, and offline phone backups. As far as connectivity is concerned, it comes with a 3.5-mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone. Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity. The laptop is now a prototype and tagged under Project Linda, but there's no certainty of seeing it in the market anytime soon, or at all.

ABOUT RAZER:Razer™ is the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers. As is customary with most Razer products, the keys feature Chroma backlighting with customizable colors.

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