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Razer releases Project Linda

by on11 January 2018


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Razer has lifted the kimono on "Project Linda," a 13.3-inch laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone. 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, so Razer claims.

Razer's Project Linda laptop docks the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside, and connects with the press of a button. The phone's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform and 8 GB of RAM deliver "responsive performance, instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop". The Razer Phone 5.7-inch display can be used as a touchpad, or as a second screen for access to apps, tools, and more.

Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said that Android power users and laptop enthusiasts share a need for performance in a mobile form factor.

"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."

A full-size, built-in keyboard adds to the capabilities of Project Linda, providing better productivity and different gaming experiences, Razer claimed. Users benefit from a responsive and comfortable typing experience, customized for the Android environment with dedicated keys for navigation, search and app selection. The Razer Chroma backlighting is "ideal" for low-light situations and can also be personalized with millions of colour options. People can complete the laptop input experience by using the docked phone as a touchpad, or a mouse can be connected.

Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminium chassis of Razer Project Linda is 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs under three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone. Its 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. The concept also features a 53.6 Wh internal battery that can charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power. Inside the laptop is 200 GB of storage, allowing for offline backups and additional local media and app storage. Connectivity afforded via Project Linda includes a built in 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone, giving a range of options for communication and external devices.

 

 

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