By Evan Selleck
The idea of using a phone to power a laptop isn’t entirely new; Motorola gave it a shot back in 2011 with the Laptop Dock for the Atrix 4G. But Razer‘s Project Linda might be another effort worth taking a look at.
Announced today during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Razer unveiled its vision of a laptop/phone hybrid where the Razer Phone powers a 13.3-inch Razer-branded laptop. The Razer Phone goes right up front and is installed where the trackpad would normally be on a laptop. The phone itself can then be used as a trackpad if you so desire, or it can be used as a secondary display to launch apps and other items.
Razer says the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM in the Razer Phone offer “responsive performance” when the phone is docked with the laptop. And the Razer Phone’s 120Hz refresh rate translates to smooth visuals on the larger 13.3-inch laptop’s display as well.
As for the computer itself, that 13.3-inch display is a touchscreen with Quad HD resolution. The concept vision also includes a 53.6 Wh internal battery in the laptop which can be used to charge the Razer Phone to full capacity up to three times when it’s away from its standard charger.
The laptop also boasts 200GB of built-in storage, so there is some offline storage available. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the laptop, a USB Type-C charging port, a dual-array microphone, and a 720p webcam.
Unfortunately, this is just a project within the Razer labs right now and there isn’t any word on when or if this device will see the light of day as a real product consumers can buy.
What do you think of Razer’s Project Linda laptop/phone hybrid?