Razer's phone-powered laptop is less insane than it seems

Razer's phone-powered laptop is less insane than it seems

The Project Linda concept, revealed today at CES 2018, is a dock for the Razer Phone that turns it into a 13.3-inch Android gaming laptop. There is 200GB of storage space inside the laptop, plus a 53.6Wh battery that not only drives the screen and keyboard, but can charge a docked Razer Phone over three times without connection to a power supply. There's no speakers in the laptop dock, instead the dual front-firing speakers of the phone will provide the required audio experience. And, as with any laptop, a mouse can be connected as a peripheral for more precise control, particularly if the phone needs to be used as a second screen. From then on the dumb laptop shell springs to life as an Android laptop based around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform and 8GB of RAM.

Razer has revealed a very odd mix of laptop and mobile phone hardware in a bid to utilize its new Razer Phone.

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 rest of the device is fairly typical for a Razer notebook: 13.3-inch QHD touchscreen, individually RGB-backlit Chroma keyboard (with some dedicated keys for easier Android operation), and an aluminum chassis. Still, a full keyboard a bigger screen are really nice, and Razer is looking to mix two of their most popular products together to make that happen.

Razer's phone-powered laptop is less insane than it seems

Those who already have their Razer Phones will receive an over-the-air update later this month to give them firmware improvements and such, as well as the app itself if you didn't have it yet.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities.

This week we're taking a look at the Razer Phone taken to a new universe. The company isn't slowing down as it has unveiled another piece of awesome hardware.

Razer services include Razer zGold, one of the world's largest virtual credit services for gamers, which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games.

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