Razer Wants To Turn Its Gaming Phone Into A Laptop

The 13.3-inch quad HD display also matches the Razer Phone’s 120 Hz refresh rate

The 13.3-inch quad HD display also matches the Razer Phone’s 120 Hz refresh rate

Many companies have tried this before - extending your smartphone to a larger screen laptop/desktop - but so far it is Razer's approach that looks really clever, and from videos of people at CES, works ideal. Ideal for both quick text entries and lengthy typing sessions, and complete with custom Android keys for navigation, app selection, searching, and more.

Do you want to see how Project Linda works? It's useless on its own, but you can plop your Razer smartphone right below the keyboard and access your device on a larger screen with a full keyboard and mouse support, albeit still running Android. This is because the phone can also be utilized as a touchpad or a second display for apps, tools, and other usages while being docked into Project Linda's laptop shell.

The idea of using a phone to power a laptop isn't entirely new; Motorola gave it a shot back in 2011 with the Laptop Dock for the Atrix 4G.

The laptop itself has a full-size Razer Chroma keyboard, with the same multi-million-color set of backlighting options, plus some keyboard layout tweaks specially for Android. The 5.7-inch glass display on the Razer Phone becomes the combined device's trackpad and its front-facing Dolby speakers provide sound.

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Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminium chassis of Razer Project Linda is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone.

The laptop also boasts 200GB of built-in storage, so there is some offline storage available. More than 4,000 companies compete for accolades at CES, the world's most prestigious tech tradeshow. What's different about Project Linda is that it has a gaming edge, both in its design and the fact that it's built specifically for the Razer Phone.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. The company isn't slowing down as it has unveiled another piece of awesome hardware. This likely means that future Razer Blade laptops will feature this display technology, which could make the company's excellent Windows devices even better for gaming.

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