Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop

Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop

Last year, Razer unveiled the Razer Phone, a powerful Android phone designed with gamers in mind.

It's essentially a Razer Blade laptop, only instead of PC internals it's powered by a Razer Phone inserted in the base of the unit below the keyboard. For starters, there is a slot for the Razer Phone to dock into where the trackpad would usually be.

Because it's still a concept, Project Linda doesn't have a release date or a price.

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.

Cleverly, when docked, the Razer Phone works as the laptop's touchpad as it slides into the front of the keyboard.

If you had Razer's Project Linda, you wouldn't need to install an emulator on your laptop to play Clash of Clans on a bigger display or sync your files across devices.

The idea of smartphone-powered laptop is nothing new as there were so many such implementations over the years. The 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen offers the same 120 Hz experience as Razer Phone.

Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop
Razer's Project Linda concept docks its Android phone in the laptop

Stereo front-firing speakers make up the package. And, as with any laptop, a mouse can be connected as a peripheral for more precise control, particularly if the phone needs to be used as a second screen.

The laptop will seamlessly dock the Razer Phone inside the chassis (where you'd normally find the touchpad) and will use the phones 8gb of RAM to run the computer. Other than that, it also carries 3.5mm audio jack, USB-A port, USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and dual-array microphone.

Inside the laptop you'll get a separate battery to charge and power everything, plus a 200GB hard drive for offline backups.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities.

That said, Razer's intent is to provide "enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences" with Project Linda. This is a concept still, but we did get a chance to check out the prototype with Razer this week at CES.

You can register on the Razer site to receive updates and announcements related to the project.

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