Razer’s Project Linda converts your Razer Phone into an Android laptop
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Here we are again, back at CES with Razer and its astounding projects. Remember last year the Project Valerie? The one with the prototypes being stolen? That didn’t make into the market, though.
Well, this year, Razer’s project seems to be more realistic, as the primary component for it is already on the market – no other than the Razer Phone, so the chances are this might really make into the market, if Razer gets great feedback.
So how does it work? You’ll place your Razer Phone into a cavity provided below the keyboard, where you usually find a trackpad. Push a button on the keyboard’s corner and a connector smoothly slides out of the cavity, making a satisfying sound as it connects firmly to the phone’s USB-C port.
There’s a notch in the tray which gives access to the handset’s side-mounted fingerprint reader, and also helps to lift the phone out of the tray once it’s disconnected from the laptop.
While docked you can mirror the phone to Project Linda’s monitor, or use it as a second screen for certain games and apps.
It’s not a new laptop.
The accompanying device has one full-size and one USB-C port – for any accessories you’d want to connect. Other features include 200GB of uncertain if expandable storage, a 720p webcam, a dual-array mic and a 3.5mm audio jack — something the Razer Phone missed.
Sound comes from the Razer Phone’s speakers (it’s unclear if this thing has speakers built-in), and there’s also 53.6Wh battery that can fully recharge the Razer Phone three times as well.
At just over 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms) with the phone docked, the device seems like so light, you can even compare it to an LG Gram laptop.
However, Razer touts that it’s still a concept. There are still some bugs to work out with the way Android treats a second screen, for instance, and Razer says that the palm rejection tech still needs some improvement as well. Ultimately, the company hopes that Project Linda’s screen will be a larger replica of its phone’s screen. That means the final hardware might feature a 120Hz Quad HD touchscreen which is also HDR capable — something that wasn’t in the market yet.
If you are at CES, you can try the Project Linda prototype there at Razer’s booth. Let’s hope that this time, the prototype won’t get stolen.
Learn more about Project Linda HERE.