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

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

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

The battery bank in the laptop portion of Project Linda can charge the Razer Phone fully three times before an AC adapter needs to be plugged in.

Gaming accessories company Razer has created a laptop extension that, when coupled with a Razer Phone, creates a working, LED lit Android laptop.

As you might imagine, Razer doesn't have an estimated price or release date as Project Linda is still very much a concept device. It sports a 13.3-inch display, with a Quad HD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate which is also available on the Razer Phone.

Once docked, the phone will use its Snapdragon 835 chipset and 8GB of RAM to provide a smooth Android experience (with some custom keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation).

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.

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

Razer isn't the only company trying to expand the capabilities of Android smartphones. This is because, this comes with a screen, keyboard and basically a full laptop experience, where as solutions like Samsung Dex is just a dock, and you still need to supply the monitor/display, keyboard and mouse. The notebook doesn't have any speakers, instead relying on the front-firing speakers of the Razer Phone.

Most apps run in tablet mode and will certainly take some optimizing but the main goal of Project Linda is to extend the gaming aspect from the phone to a bigger screen. Once plugged in, the phone's display transfers to the laptop's 4K 120 Mhz touchscreen display, with the smaller screen acting as either a touchpad or a secondary display.

Enjoy the comfort and precision of a backlit laptop keyboard, powered by Razer Chroma.

The idea of using a phone to power a laptop isn't entirely new; Motorola gave it a shot back in 2011 with the Laptop Dock for the Atrix 4G. 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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