CES: Razer's Project Linda is an impressive laptop/smartphone hybrid

Razer's Project Linda concept uses an Android phone to power a laptop

The Project Linda dock has a 53.6Wh battery, capable of fast-charging the phone up to 3 times.

But on the specs side, things are far more sparse, because this laptop is powered by the Razer Phone, a 6-inch Android device that's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. But Razer's Project Linda might be another effort worth taking a look at. It sports a 13.3-inch display, with a Quad HD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate which is also available on the Razer Phone.

"Android power users and laptop enthusiasts share a need for performance in a mobile form factor, which we provide with our award-winning Razer Phone and Razer laptops", Razer chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan said in a statement. But it's a concept that makes a lot of sense, not just for the Razer Phone, but for all sorts of mobile phones. For now Razer is gathering fan feedback, but we wouldnt get too attached – juts take Linda for what it is, a cool-looking concept. According to Razer's official CES 2018 press release, that sound designation is "typically reserved for high-end entertainment systems and PCs", exploiting five full-bandwidth channels and one low-frequency effects channel.

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The Razer Phone is a very powerful piece of Android hardware. 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. It has a full chiclet keyboard, with some of the function keys being more suited for the Android interface, since it is actually a customized Android interface on a larger display here. Also, with 200GB of internal storage, Project Linda can house local apps, games, media, and offline phone backups. Hit up the project's official web page for more information. The notebook doesn't have any speakers, instead relying on the front-firing speakers of the Razer Phone.

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

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