CES 2018: Project Linda Turns Razer Phone Into A Laptop

Chris Velazco  Engadget

Chris Velazco Engadget

Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminium chassis of Razer Project Linda is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone.

If you're a current Razer Phone owner, you will get the update via an over-the-air patch, and all new phones that ship from here on out will pre-installed with these features.

The concept isn't new - we've seen Samsung's DeX dock provide the same functionality, as well as the Motorola Atrix back in the day. What if you didn't need two different devices to stay connected on the go and be productive at your desk? Razer Phone is also getting HDR10 video support.

As with many of Razer's concepts, there's now no release date for Project Linda.

Razer announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Netflix to allow owners of its flagship smartphone, the Razer Phone, to stream their favorite TV shows in HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1.

In other words, Project Linda is a laptop powered by Razer Phone but that is not its only role in the package. And the Razer Phone's 120Hz refresh rate translates to smooth visuals on the larger 13.3-inch laptop's display as well. Hit up the project's official web page for more information. First, there's no syncing your files or apps. Second, there's just one device to charge instead of two, solving another major problem.

That said, Razer's intent is to provide "enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences" with Project Linda.

It's an idea that makes a lot of sense - using the brains of your phone but giving you the convenience of a keyboard and bigger screen - which is why manufacturers have been attempting it for years. The phone plops into the base of the chassis and powers the experience and acts as the trackpad or secondary display.

As for the computer itself, that 13.3-inch display is a touchscreen with Quad HD resolution.

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