Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop

Herbert Rhodes
January 10, 2018

At CES 2018, Razer showed off Project Linda that pairs perfectly with the latest Razer Phone.

In his review, Alastair Stevenson wrote: "The Razer Phone is a fantastic handset that makes the case for smartphones including variable refresh rate screens". From then on the dumb laptop shell springs to life as an Android laptop based around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform and 8GB of RAM.

While functionality was very limited, we were able to experience using the Razer Phone as the touchpad.

That said, Razer's intent is to provide "enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences" with Project Linda. The Razer Phone acts as a touchpad once docked, and the keyboard is, of course, backlit with Razer Chroma LED lighting.

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. And the 53.6 Wh internal battery can rapidly charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power.

The laptop also boasts 200GB of built-in storage, so there is some offline storage available. This notebook has a 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a single USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, dual-array microphone, and a 720p webcam.

Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop
Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop

It is important to note that Project Linda is hardly in the concept stage.

I for one can't help but feel like this project is a bit of extra justification for the Razor phone's shortcomings and existence.

Razer's prototypes are once again making headlines at CES.

Existing Razer Phone users will also benefit from the Netflix and Razer partnership with an over-the-air update later this month. This likely means that future Razer Blade laptops will feature this display technology, which could make the company's excellent Windows devices even better for gaming.

Razer services include Razer zGold, one of the world's largest virtual credit services for gamers, which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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