Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

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

Meanwhile, "all future Razer Phone releases" will come preloaded with the HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-capable firmware.

Project Linda aims to bridge the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. The 5.7-inch glass display on the Razer Phone becomes the combined device's trackpad and its front-facing Dolby speakers provide sound.

The concept of transforming a smartphone into a more traditional computer is nothing new.

Razer has announced a few new PC peripherals at CES 2018 this week, but the one that really caught our attention was Project Linda. Let Razer know if you're ready to throw money directly at their face, and it might happen!

"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. When the phone has been docked, you can start using the display as a touchpad, which is a great feature and because the display size is already big, the trackpad area can be equivalent to a 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro notebook's overly sized trackpad.

Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

The laptop unit itself has no processor or other key computing components.

Right now, Razer says the concept is locked to the Razer Phone specifically, but there's no reason other smartphones couldn't hypothetically be used in the same way, at least as long as they fit into the touchpad slot on the wrist rest.

Razer's Project Linda laptop docks the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside and connects with the press of a button. However, there are some small UI and system tweaks to make the device more usable.

We always ask about pricing when we see new products, and Razer's answers are nearly invariably unsatisfying-either "we don't know yet" or a number that's eyebrow-raisingly high. It also has 200GB storage for saving games, content, etc. Razer has included a 3.5-mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone on this device.

Existing Razer Phone users will also benefit from the Netflix and Razer partnership with an over-the-air update later this month.

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