Razer's New Laptop Uses Their Upcoming Phone To Power It

Razer Project Linda

Razer's New Laptop Uses Their Upcoming Phone To Power It

Not only did the company show off a pretty cool Project Linda concept, they also announced at CES this morning that its Razer Phone is getting access to Netflix HDR and Dolby Plus 5.1.

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan says, "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. 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". Its waistline measures just 0.59 inches (15mm), and its weight checks in at less than three pounds (1.25 kg). For starters, there is a slot for the Razer Phone to dock into where the trackpad would usually be.

If you're a current Razer Phone owner, you will get the update via an over-the-air patch, and all new phones that ship from here on out will pre-installed with these features.

The Razer Phone plugs right into where the laptop's trackpad should be, and then actually acts as the trackpad, as well as providing the brains and apps for the whole device.

For now this is just a prototype, so there's no guarantee it'll ever go on sale, but Razer seems upbeat about Project Linda's prospects. You also get a pair of USB ports, one USB-A and one USB-C, for attaching accessories such as a mouse, as well as a 720p webcam, a microphone, and a 3.5 mm audio jack (something the phone itself doesn't have). At the same time, this is Android and an ARM-based processor we are talking about, so it's not like anyone could use this for games on Steam.

A built-in keyboard gives the phone's system ease in typing, as well as navigation, app selection, and searching the web.

Finally, Project Linda improves Android gaming and productivity.

You can see Razer's promo video for Project Linda below.

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