Razer's 'Project Linda' turns your phone into a gorgeous laptop

Razer Project Linda

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.

Gaming accessories company Razer has created a laptop extension that, when coupled with a Razer Phone, creates a working, LED lit Android laptop. The Razer Phone docks easily into Project Linda and connects with a simple key press, seamlessly integrating the devices. And the Razer Phone's 120Hz refresh rate translates to smooth visuals on the larger 13.3-inch laptop's display as well.

While functionality was very limited, we were able to experience using the Razer Phone as the touchpad. Razer is playing to the phone strengths (the speakers), much in the same way that other smartphone brands are partnering with well-known companies on their strengths (Huawei with Leica).

For right now, Project Linda is just that - a project, with no price or intended release date.

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The laptop body doesn't have any of its own processing power, but it does feature a 200 GB storage drive, a 720p webcam, its own microphone, and an extended battery (with a 53.6 watt-hour capacity). "The Razer Phone 5.7-inch display can be used as a touchpad, or as a second screen for access to apps, tools, and more". Samsung has its DeX Station, which is a tiny dock that enables you to connect your phone to a television or monitor as well as a keyboard and a mouse.

With a full sized keyboard in place, users will benefit from a more responsive and faster typing experience.

The most interesting aspect of Project Linda is how it puts the Razer Phone to use.

Placing the Razer Phone into Project Linda is pretty simple. 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. The device is clearly aimed at the massively popular smartphone gaming market, and aligns with Razer's coin-based microtransaction business, especially in regions like China that embrace both mobile and browser-based gaming.

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