Razer Project Linda is a laptop house for your smartphone
Jan 10 2018
(We can attest to the former; as to the latter, it appears that Razer has already paid close attention to the details.) Simply put, the Razer Phone, like all modern high-end smartphones, packs an impressive amount of horsepower. For starters, there is a slot for the RazerPhone to dock into where the trackpad would usually be.
Project Linda is basically the shell of the Blade Stealth, so it's very lightweight and thin, although it is about half an inch thicker than the Blade Stealth. You can also connect a mouse if you want a little more control.
Razer says the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM in the Razer Phone offer "responsive performance" when the phone is docked with the laptop.
The concept of transforming a smartphone into a more traditional computer is nothing new.
Its 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen extends the 120 Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to a larger display, aiming to provide fluid motion and vibrant visuals. Since the laptop contains its own battery, it charges the phone while in use. The phone itself can then be used as a trackpad if you so desire, or it can be used as a secondary display to launch apps and other items. The 13.3-inch form factor clamshell laptop is powered by the Razer Phone, slotted in where a laptop touchpad would usually reside. The integration makes the Razer Phone the first smartphone to support Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 for Netflix.
You might think it would be inconvenient to have your phone slotted into a laptop, but you can pretty much do everything you would do on your phone on this thing. For now Razer is gathering fan feedback, but we wouldnt get too attached juts take Linda for what it is, a cool-looking concept. It also provides an additional 200GB of storage for files and expands connectivity options with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C port, a 720p webcam and dual-array microphones.
Razer has announced a new software update will begin rolling out later this month to the Razer Phone that will let users take full advantage of the media-consuming technology onboard.