CES is not only home to the new product announcements, but also few new product concepts every year. Manufacturers such as Razer, for example, whose latest Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid Project Linda Concept is more than worth a look. The real innovation here — as obvious as it seems in the first glance — is powering the laptop with a smartphone. The smartphone and laptop hybrid concept isn’t a new idea: you may recall a Motorola’s LapDock accessory that adds this functionality to Atrix smartphone. That being said, whereas the Motorola Atrix Lapdock located at the back, the Project Linda uses laptop’s trackpad area.
Project Linda is essentially the Razer Blade Stealth laptop that seamlessly slots the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally live, and connects with the press of a button. Razer Phone docks in with a simple USB-C connection, which automatically starts powering the Razer Blade Stealth laptop and shifts the interface to the 13.3″ display, while the Phone’s 5.7″ display can be used as a touchpad, or as a backup screen for access to apps, tools, and more. The Razer Phone’s Snapdragon 835 Chipset and 8GB of RAM further delivers responsive performance that’s instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop.
Project Linda concept’s unibody CNC aluminium chassis is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs three pounds (1.25 kg) that includes docked the phone. For enabling fluid motion and vibrant visuals, its 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen display expands the 120Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to the bigger display. The concept also comes packed with a 53.6Wh internal battery that can rapidly charge the docked phone to over three times while away from AC power.
Connectivity options include a built-in 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone. With the 200GB of inbuilt storage, you can perform offline backups and also use for additional local media as well as app storage. There’s also included Razer Chroma backlighting for low-light situations and can also be personalized with millions of colour options. Specifically, the Project Linda’s larger screen, full-size keyboard and a built-in battery to produce the ultimate mobile hybrid setup for gaming, productivity, and creativity. Tragically, Razer didn’t announce a price or availability for Project Linda.
Overall, Project Linda is a groundbreaking concept that bridges the gap between smartphone and the laptop. You can learn more about Razer’s Project Linda in the video below.
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