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CES 2018: Razer's Project Linda Turns the Razer Phone into a Laptop

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The Razer Phone is a surprising gaming centric device with a 120Hz display, great gaming performance and great speakers. However, Razer looks for more.
Razer's Project Linda
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Enter Project Linda. Project Linda is a dock for the Razer Phone. Wait, that is misleading. Linda is a dock that turns the Razer Phone into a full pledge laptop. Actually, it turns the Razer Phone into a very intricate interactive touch pad.

Turning a smartphone into a desktop or laptop is not a new thing. However, Razer take on it is a breath of fresh air. Turning the Razer Phone into a touch pad is one thing, however it has a lot of tricks up its sleeve.

Linda closely resembles the Razer Blade Stealth with the obvious alterations. It is a bit thicker than the Blade Stealth to make sure that the Razer Phone lies sleekly at its dock. There are special keyboard buttons as well such as an Android Home key, back, multitasking buttons, and a dedicated app launcher along with a Google Assistant button.

With the prototype, the hardware addition it gives the Razer Phone is 200GB of extra storage and backup batteries that charges the Razer Phone while it is docked. The dock itself is simple yet impressive, To connect the Razer Phone, you will lie it flat on its back in the dock, press a button on Linda to activate the USB Type-C connector. All the processing power is coming the phone itself.

As expected, the apps are not yet optimized for it yet since it is in the early stages of development and there are only a few apps available for demo.

The demos, however, shows what it can do if fully accepted by app developers. It can be used for a lot of things such as in photo editing and even gaming. They have a demo of Vainglory, a MOBA, wherein the Razer Phone is utilized for your inventory.

As of now, Project Linda only mirrors what is displayed on the Razer Phone but they hope to get a separate UI for it once it is ready to be launched.

Source; The Verge
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