Project Linda turns your Razer Phone into a Razer laptop

Razer Debuts Project Linda, How to Turn Their New Mobile Phone into a Gaming PC

Razer Debuts Project Linda, How to Turn Their New Mobile Phone into a Gaming PC

Although similar concepts have been done by others in the past, such as the Motorola Atrix and its companion piece the Lapdog, what makes Razer's project more distinctive is the fact that not only is the phone required to have the hardware powered, but the smartphone also serves as a trackpad. One can complete the laptop input experience by using the docked smartphone as a touchpad to control games and apps or one can use the company's HyperFlux, a wireless mouse technology which charges itself from the mouse pad. However, it could be a good fit for the on-the-go professional who occasionally needs a laptop form factor.

The keyboard is full-sized, but is optimized for the Android OS, with dedicated keys for selecting specific apps, as well as those for search and navigation, the release noted.

Razer's Project Linda is still, as mentioned, just a concept, but it is a seemingly well built and largely market-ready product.

"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. Razer is likely still tinkering around with the concept to get it right, with plans to commence a commercial production perhaps being somewhere in the near future.

Another perk of having the Razer phone on hand is that you'll be getting the superior sound quality that the phone has to offer, seeing as its speakers point up. Project Linda comes with unibody CNC aluminum chassis and weighs 1.25 kg with the phone docked.

Project Linda also has 200GB of storage where a user can put backups or additional media. Looking at the dimensions of the trackpad surface area, it looks like you can only dock the Razer Phone and nothing else.

Despite its novelty, there are two glaring issues with Project Linda.

Second, the system doesn't solve any major issues for users. If it does, we believe it could transform the lives of potentially millions of people since a lot of them use their smartphones for a lot of things.

Razer's Project Linda is now just a concept, and, there's no information on whether or not it will ever be released commercially.

Check out the full review of the Razer Project Linda on our sister site CNET.

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