Razer's phone-powered laptop is less insane than it seems

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Razer won't go into specifics around Project Linda's internals, but we do know it has enough battery to fully charge the Razer Phone three times over, and should last you almost all day if used like a laptop. The Razer Phone docks easily into Project Linda and connects with a simple key press, seamlessly integrating the devices.

I'm most excited about the Project Linda display, which is a Quad HD touchscreen with a 120 Hz refresh rate - just like the Razer Phone itself.

The way it works is that the Razer Phone docks in face-up position where the touchpad would normally be found.


Announced today during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Razer unveiled its vision of a laptop/phone hybrid where the Razer Phone powers a 13.3-inch Razer-branded laptop. There is also the option to hook up a mouse, which could give you an edge when it comes to some Android games. Although it's a lot more powerful than the Atrix was, powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM, the phone isn't only used to power Project Linda; it's also a fundamental part of a clever dual-screen design. Unfortunately, the Razer Project Linda does not have a price tag and since this is just a prototype, it does not appear to get into the mass production phase.

Project Linda is basically the shell of the Blade Stealth, so it's very lightweight and thin, although it is about half an inch thicker than the Blade Stealth. Now Razer did mention that if you put the Phone in backwards and try to dock it, Project Linda will still push out the USB-C port. It features a full-size keyboard with Chroma backlighting for personalization.

The most interesting aspect of Project Linda is how it puts the Razer Phone to use. Immersive audio is delivered through the front-firing speakers of the Razer Phone or enjoyed with a set of headphones connected to the 3.5mm jack. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that Razer is looking to do even more with the device.

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