Razer wants its smartphone to be a laptop

Project Linda allows users to play the same Android games they play on the smartphone on a bigger 13.3-inch Quad HD screen

Gaming-focused computer veteran Razer has made a habit of demonstrating ambitious, droolworthy or just outright insane concepts at major trade shows like CES, so we can't say we're shocked to see Project Linda aiming to bridge the gap between mobile devices and laptops this year. The infamous gaming company is known for their wide variety of gaming peripherals including laptops, mice, displays, and more.

With the phone docked, the entire Project Linda setup is 15 millimeters thick and weighs a little less than three pounds, the release noted. The laptop looks nearly identical to Razer's Blade brand of gaming laptops, except for a smartphone-shaped well where a laptop's trackpad typically sits. The display of the Razer Phone will act as the trackpad itself, giving you a lot of freedom when moving your fingers here and there.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and backed up by 8GB of RAM with 200GB of laptops storage, which delivers responsive performance to the device. That said, the keyboard also features Android's back, home and recent app navigation keys because what you are seeing on Project Linda is Android after all. Like with Razer Blade, you also get an RGB backlit keyboard with Razer Chroma. It features a 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, a 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone, according to the release.

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Since Razer just launched a new phone, the impressive and aptly named Razer Phone, naturally much of the company's attention has been focused on that. It sports a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen display and is backed by a 53.6Wh internal battery. However, for sound output, it relies on Razer Phone's speakers as it doesn't have any built-in speaker, and, it only works with Razer Phone and not any other Android smartphone.

Having the Razer phone docked into the laptop also charges the phone thanks to a built in power bank, ensuring that you're ready to take the phone on the road as soon as you're done with your gaming session. The laptop is now a prototype and tagged under Project Linda, but there's no certainty of seeing it in the market anytime soon, or at all.

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