Razer Wants To Turn Its Gaming Phone Into A Laptop

Krales  The Verge
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10 January, 2018

This is the interface that powers the laptop - in fact, the only thing Project Linda offers up hardware wise is some extra battery and extra storage.

Gaming accessories company Razer has created a laptop extension that, when coupled with a Razer Phone, creates a working, LED lit Android laptop. The mobile device supports refresh rates up to 120 Hz and a Quad HD display. Essentially, it's a dock that runs the phone itself into 13.3 inch Android gaming computer, which is kind of a neat concept for those gamers constantly on the go. Although Razer says it's going to optimise audio output when docked, it already sounds pretty solid as a means of delivering laptop-quality sound. This is because, this comes with a screen, keyboard and basically a full laptop experience, where as solutions like Samsung Dex is just a dock, and you still need to supply the monitor/display, keyboard and mouse. Since the Razer smartphone is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM, users will be able to enjoy responsive Android experience on the bigger laptop screen and the 5.7-inch display of the phone can be used as a touchpad or as a secondary screen to access some parts of apps, etc. Don't get too excited, it is not a commercial product yet, Razer is unveiling it as a concept. It features a full-size keyboard with Chroma backlighting for personalization.

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What do you think of Razer's Project Linda laptop/phone hybrid? But if Razer can hit an aggressive price on the Linda, then it could provide a solution for customers who want something for work without having to spend a lot more on a full notebook. Other than that, it also carries 3.5mm audio jack, USB-A port, USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and dual-array microphone. For starters, there is a slot for the Razer Phone to dock into where the trackpad would usually be.

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


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