Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Razer Project Linda Turns Your Phone Into a Laptop

Razer Project Linda Turns Your Phone Into a Laptop

Well, there hasn't been a better time to try than in this day and age, when 8GB RAM is about to become the mobile industry standard, and the Snapdragon 835 processor is already powering "always-connected" Windows 10 S notebooks. Nevertheless, Project Linda is still an incredibly interesting concept that would be great to see come to fruition at some point. Razer has not yet released any specific information for when the device will be updated, but we expect it to be soon. The smartphone and laptop hybrid concept harkens a new era for mobile personal computing, blending the familiar Android environment with the ease-of-use of a laptop. It has a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen extends the 120 Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to a larger display, providing fluid motion and vibrant visuals. Razer and Netflix have now partnered to equip the Razer Phone with HDR video playback and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio support in through the Netflix app. That said, the keyboard also features Android's back, home and recent app navigation keys because what you are seeing on Project Linda is Android after all. Or if you prefer, if can be used an interactive secondary touch display, or run a second app in tandem with the 13.3-inch display.

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.

It seamlessly acts as a dock for the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside and connects with the press of a button.

When Razer announced their introduction into the mobile market, it was an impressive debut to the surprise of many.

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Perhaps the nicest surprise of the hybrid setup is the user interface, which seems inspired by Windows from a functionality standpoint in such a way that it boosts productivity but shouldn't attract a lawsuit.

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

Razer's software platform, with over 40 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

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