Razer's Project Linda wants to close the gap between laptops and smartphones

Phillip Butler
January 10, 2018

In its place is a space to snugly hold the Razer Phone, which connects to the rest of the machine via a motorized USB-C hook-up.

The battery bank in the laptop portion of Project Linda can charge the Razer Phone fully three times before an AC adapter needs to be plugged in. The company's rookie Razer Phone is not only getting HDR compatibility for the world's most popular video streaming service, also marking a first for Netflix.

This year's concept piece is called Project Linda (the company insists its code-names all have significant meaning, but won't say exactly what that is). While Project Linda is initially planning to run off of the Razer Phone, it's just the first step into a much more significant ecosystem...

An HDR-10 enabled display and Dobly-optimized speakers are only a small part of what the Razer Phone can do.

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.

That said, Razer's intent is to provide "enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences" with Project Linda.

This notebook has a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen which works with the same 120Hz abilities as the Razer Phone. under the hood is 200GB of storage as well as a 53.6 Wh battery. In other words, it'll be like using an Android laptop.

You'll be able to enjoy that surround sound mimicking feature through the phone's stereo front facing speakers. Alternatively, when docked, you can use the Razer Phone as a trackpad, rather than a second screen.

Connectivity afforded via Project Linda includes a built-in 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone, giving a range of options for communication and external devices.

When docked, the interface switches to a more traditional laptop-style one, complete with a taskbar. Razer didn't share any details about pricing or even going into full production with the Project Linda at this time.

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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