Razer wants to power a laptop with its Razer Phone

The concept is similar to the Windows Dock or the Samsung DeX Station, but rather than dock to a desktop PC, Project Linda seamlessly docks the phone right into the laptop. 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.

Razer's new phone will have a few extras for Netflix users, giving them an unrivaled experience to go with that high refresh rate.

"Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity".

The Razer Chroma backlighting is ideal for low-light situations and can also be personalised with millions of colour options.

The Razer Phone would work as the brains of the Project Linda setup, using its generous 8GB RAM and respectable Snapdragon 835 processor to "deliver responsive performance" on a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen.

The laptop body doesn't have any of its own processing power, but it does feature a 200 GB storage drive, a 720p webcam, its own microphone, and an extended battery (with a 53.6 watt-hour capacity).

Razer wants to power a laptop with its Razer Phone
Razer wants to power a laptop with its Razer Phone

The laptop also boasts 200GB of built-in storage, so there is some offline storage available.

If it comes to store shelves, there are many benefits to using something like Project Linda to work and play instead of separate devices.

I for one can't help but feel like this project is a bit of extra justification for the Razor phone's shortcomings and existence.

Tan also explained that the Netflix app will allow the company to "take full measure of the Razer Phone's HDR10-enabled display and dual-firing, front-facing Dolby-optimized speakers and THX-certified headphone connectivity".

Razer won official "Best of CES" awards an unprecedented seven years in a row, including innovations such as the Razer Switchblade (2012), the Razer Edge tablet (2013), Project Christine (2015), and the Razer Blade Stealth and Core (2016). The infamous gaming company is known for their wide variety of gaming peripherals including laptops, mice, displays, and more.

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

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  • Delia Davidson