Razer's Project Linda Phone-Laptop Hybrid Looks Like a Tough Sell

  • Razer's Project Linda Phone-Laptop Hybrid Looks Like a Tough Sell

Razer's Project Linda Phone-Laptop Hybrid Looks Like a Tough Sell

The Razer Phone's a pretty mixed bag, but without a doubt, two of its most rewarding features are its display and speaker combo.

A battery pack of 53.6Wh installed in the laptop shell can recharge the Razer Phone up to three times over while away from AC power.

The Razer Phone plugs right into where the laptop's trackpad should be, and then actually acts as the trackpad, as well as providing the brains and apps for the whole device.

You can see Razer's promo video for Project Linda below. There is also the option to hook up a mouse, which could give you an edge when it comes to some Android games.

Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminum chassis of Razer Project Linda is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs under three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone.

Cleverly, when docked, the Razer Phone works as the laptop's touchpad as it slides into the front of the keyboard. Docked where you'd typically find a trackpad, the Razer Phone functions as a touchpad and an interactive second display. As for audio, you'll be able to experience Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound over either the onboard speakers or through headphones. You have to think about your computing loadout: for many, that consists of a smartphone and a laptop.

Razer announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Netflix to allow owners of its flagship smartphone, the Razer Phone, to stream their favorite TV shows in HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1.

Most apps run in tablet mode and will certainly take some optimizing but the main goal of Project Linda is to extend the gaming aspect from the phone to a bigger screen. Since the laptop contains its own battery, it charges the phone while in use. An interesting detail is that being on the laptop, the screen of the Razer Phone will work as a touchpad or secondary screen.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. It offers 200 GB of storage, connectivity through a built-in 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone.