Say Hello to Razer’s Project Linda, an Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid
You really can’t count Razer out when it comes to creating out of this world concepts and devices. This all started way back in 2011 when Razer shrunk a desktop PC into a portable gaming device called the Razer Switchblade. This continued on in 2013 when the company crammed PC internals into a tablet giving birth to the Razer Edge and Razer Edge Pro and when they transitioned the Switchblade technology into the Razer Blade Pro laptop, turning its touchpad into a secondary screen. This CES 2018, the company is continuing the trend with the introduction of Project Linda a so-called Android Laptop/Phone hybrid device.
Project Linda is a laptop with a touchpad dock specifically made for the Razer Phone. The concept is similar to what we’ve seen with ASUS’ Padfone technology, only this time Razer’s Phone docks into a laptop chassis rather than a tablet. Once docked, the Razer Phone will provide the oomph and juices to the Project Linda laptop and can even serve as the touchpad or a secondary screen. The laptop will make use of the phone’s Snapdragon 835 CPU and 8GB of RAM as a power source, effectively making it an Android laptop.
Project Linda itself features a 13.3-inch QHD 120hz touch display, a full-size built-in keyboard with Razer Chroma technology, 200GB of internal storage and a 53.6Wh battery that can be used to charge the Razer Phone. As for connectivity, the notebook has a USB Type-A port, a USB Type-C charging port, a 720p camera, a dual-array microphone and a 3.5mm audio port.
Right now, of course, this is still a working project and Razer has yet to provide a timeline for when it’ll be available.