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Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Hands-On With Razer's Project Linda Smartphone Hybrid Concept - CES 2018

Hands-On With Razer's Project Linda Smartphone Hybrid Concept - CES 2018

Razer won't go into specifics around Project Linda's internals, but we do know it has enough battery to fully charge the Razer Phone three times over, and should last you almost all day if used like a laptop. Razer takes it one step further and leverages the hardware of the Razer Phone to not only create the laptop environment but also provide a trackpad. Making its debut through the event this week, the company has brought forward a brand-new concept laptop called Project Linda.

"The 13.3" Quad HD touchscreen extends the 120Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to a larger display, providing fluid motion and vibrant visuals. Users can dock their Razer Android device inside the laptop chassis where a touchpad would normally reside and connects to the device with a single button. This year, the company has unveiled Project Linda, which looks like a PC laptop but acts as a dock for the Razer Phone that turns the mobile device into what's a essentially an Android-based laptop. This is because, this comes with a screen, keyboard and basically a full laptop experience, where as solutions like Samsung Dex is just a dock, and you still need to supply the monitor/display, keyboard and mouse.

An HDR-10 enabled display and Dobly-optimized speakers are only a small part of what the Razer Phone can do. It is a notebook that is able to accommodate the Razer Phone and allows you to improve your productivity and workflow with the phone docked into an empty station that is present in the notebook itself.

Project Linda running at CES 2018. The keyboard has full functionality on Android and features Chroma RGB backlighting.

The most interesting aspect of Project Linda is how it puts the Razer Phone to use. The laptop also contains a 53 Wh battery that Razer claims can charge the phone up to three times, an additional 200 GB of storage, a single USB Type-C charging port, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a headphone jack.

When Razer announced their introduction into the mobile market, it was an impressive debut to the surprise of many.

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