If you’ve been following Razer’s history with CES, they just love showing off these proofs of concept as well as raking the awards that come from showing them off. CES 2018 was no different as they unveiled Project Linda, a laptop chassis that can house the recently released Razer Phone to expand its productivity. The unibody CNC aluminum laptop chassis is .59 inches thin, weighs under 3 lbs., and houses a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen to extend the Razer Phone’s 120 Hz display experience. Since the Razer Phone already has highly touted Dolby Atmos stereo speakers on its front, the phone-laptop hybrid will use the Razer Phone’s speakers as its main audio output source.
The chassis also houses a full-sized Razer Chroma keyboard, and uses the Razer Phone itself as a touch pad when it is docked in the laptop. Also while the phone is docked, the phone is being rapidly charged by the chassis’ 53.6 Wh internal battery. The phone can also access the chassis’ 200GB storage for on-loading and off-loading data as well as make use of a mouse connected to the chassis’ full-sized USB port. Going further, the laptop includes a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone.
The Razer Phone is already a powerful media enjoyment device thanks to its Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 CPU and 8 GB of RAM. So conceptually, it is already plenty strong enough to handle an expanded Android “desktop” environment. Now imagine gaining an edge in mobile gaming by using a mouse and keyboard in a first-person shooter. Using the Razer Phone for work? Well with Project Linda, you’re ready to take conference calls using the laptop’s camera and your favorite headset. On top of that, when you’re not using the phone’s surface as a touch pad, it can double as a second screen for easy access to Android shortcuts or quick in-game controls.
The possibilities are endless with Project Linda, and this is one concept that we hope Razer actually expands upon. Hell, we loved it so much, we even gave it one of our very own RFMAG CES 2018 Editor’s Choice Award.
† Stock images with black background used from Razer CES press release.