This year we saw Project Ariana (an immersive video projection system) and now Project Linda a laptop dock for the Razer Phone. Linda is a hybrid laptop dock for the Razer Phone. The joining of the two turns the laptop chassis into an Android powered device running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB of RAM. While the unit we looked at just used a 1080p 60 Hz display with no touch capacity, Razer wants the final chassis to allow for 1440p 120 Hz, and also include a touch screen.
Finally, Project Linda improves Android gaming and productivity.
The laptop itself has a full-size Razer Chroma keyboard, with the same multi-million-color set of backlighting options, plus some keyboard layout tweaks specially for Android. And the Razer Phone's 120Hz refresh rate translates to smooth visuals on the larger 13.3-inch laptop's display as well.
The laptop also boasts 200GB of built-in storage, so there is some offline storage available. Razer's current prototype is created to fit the company's own smartphone, but since it connects via USB-C, Project Linda could eventually work with any phone that uses such a port, theoretically speaking.
Whether customers agree or not remains to be seen, if and when Project Linda becomes a shipping product.
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I for one can't help but feel like this project is a bit of extra justification for the Razor phone's shortcomings and existence.
As was noted in today's announcement by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, this level of Netflix support enables them to "take full measure of the Razer Phone's HDR10-enabled display and dual-firing, front-facing Dolby-optimized speakers and THX-certified headphone connectivity".
As with many of Razer's CES reveals over the years, this is a prototype for the time being and may not make it to the market.
For more information on Razer's Project Linda concept and to register for announcements, visit razerzone.com/projectlinda. Ideally, in the future, Razer will be able to either license this design out to other companies or make the laptop shell compatible with third-party smartphones with USB-C ports. The company isn't slowing down as it has unveiled another piece of awesome hardware.