Razer Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into an Android laptop

10 January, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • Razer Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into an Android laptop

"The 5.7" touchscreen of the Razer Phone can function as a touchpad, or as an interactive second touch display for custom interfaces or additional apps. So it's similar to other smartphone docks we've seen recently, like Samsung DeX, but it seems to work a bit better. The company revealed its Project Linda concept today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Allowing you to use all kinds of different colors and such on the keyboard here. But Razer's Project Linda might be another effort worth taking a look at.

The handset itself arrives with packing the Snapdragon 835 CPU paired with a whopping 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

However, given what Razer has stated (and hopes) to put into Project Linda, not to mention its general avoidance of cost-saving compromises, we suspect that it will exceed that $300 mark, although perhaps not by too wide a margin. This was a prototype, so it did sometimes crash - actually it crashed quite a bit on a couple of the demos, but again it's a prototype so that is expected.

Inside the laptop you'll get a separate battery to charge and power everything, plus a 200GB hard drive for offline backups.

The Razer Phone launched back in November to a fairly positive reception. There is also a USB-C port and a USB-A port. But if Razer can hit an aggressive price on the Linda, then it could provide a solution for customers who want something for work without having to spend a lot more on a full notebook. This year we saw Project Ariana (an immersive video projection system) and now Project Linda – a laptop dock for the Razer Phone. It worked pretty well, very little lag with the mouse at all, which is definitely good to see.

Razer Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into an Android laptop
Razer Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into an Android laptop

For more information on Razer's Project Linda concept and to register for announcements, visit razerzone.com/projectlinda. There is an eject/dock button in the upper right-hand corner.

The slot, which has a retractable USB-C plug on one of its sides, is form-fitted for the Razer Phone and had a soft material to avoid any scratches.

The Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support on the Razer Phone is a first for Netflix on a mobile phone.

Razer turned heads a few months ago with the release of the Razer Phone - a device geared towards gaming and entertainment.

Right now, it appears only Netflix will support both formats, but expect further support for other streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video in the future. Special Android keys on the Project Linda keyboard optimize it for use with the phone-which is, of course, the only way the laptop can be used.


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