Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

Posted January 10, 2018

That said, Razer's intent is to provide "enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences" with Project Linda. Pressing a button on Project Linda's keyboard prompts a USB-C connector to pop out of the touchpad-shaped cutout in the laptop's base, which connects the phone to the system.

Last year, Razer Project Valerie was one of the most exciting things we saw, and this year at CES 2018, the Razer Project Linda is something that one-ups both Samsung's DeX Station and Windows Continuum.

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Unfortunately, this is just a project within the Razer labs right now and there isn't any word on when or if this device will see the light of day as a real product consumers can buy.

"The Razer Phone brings an incredible Netflix viewing experience to the smartphone", revealed Anthony Park, vice president of engineering at Netflix. "The Razer Phone's performance, display, and dual front-firing speakers combine seamlessly with Project Linda's larger screen, keyboard, and battery to provide the ultimate mobile hybrid setup for gaming, creativity, and productivity". The 13.3-inch quad-HD display has the same high 120Hz refresh rate as the Razer Phone. Now, the company wants to take this experience one step further by allowing you to use it as a laptop. The phone docks in the laptop shell where you'd normally find the touchpad, and the screen then works as a touchpad, or a second monitor for gaming.

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Razer won official "Best of CES" awards an unprecedented seven years in a row, including innovations such as the Razer Switchblade (2012), the Razer Edge tablet (2013), Project Christine (2015), and the Razer Blade Stealth and Core (2016). You also get a pair of USB ports, one USB-A and one USB-C, for attaching accessories such as a mouse, as well as a 720p webcam, a microphone, and a 3.5 mm audio jack (something the phone itself doesn't have).

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.

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The laptop dock looks nearly like a Razer gaming laptop. Now this is Razer, so Chroma is included.