Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid Concept

Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid Concept

It seamlessly acts as a dock for the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside and connects with the press of a button.

Although similar concepts have been done by others in the past, such as the Motorola Atrix and its companion piece the Lapdog, what makes Razer's project more distinctive is the fact that not only is the phone required to have the hardware powered, but the smartphone also serves as a trackpad. The company feels that the new hybrid laptop concept will being a new era of mobile personal computing. It's a Razer Blade-like laptop shell that needs the company's Android phone to power up. The device comes with dedicated set of keys for search, navigation and app selection. Unfortunately, Razer has said that Project Linda is only a prototype so there is a possibility that the device is not going to be manufactured on a large scale for the public to use. Razer is likely still tinkering around with the concept to get it right, with plans to commence a commercial production perhaps being somewhere in the near future.

With the phone docked, the entire Project Linda setup is 15 millimeters thick and weighs a little less than three pounds, the release noted.

A full-size, built-in keyboard adds to the capabilities of Project Linda, providing enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences. Inside the laptop is 200 GB of storage, allowing for offline backups and additional local media and app storage.

Other features of the Razer laptop include 200GB onbaord storage, USB-A port, USB Type-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack, 720p HD webcam, a dual-array microphone and the phone's 8 gigs worth RAM to run the show.

If you didn't know, Razer's Linda turns your smartphone into a laptop.

The Razer laptop comes with an empty space for the touchpad, which is actually a docking station for the Razer Phone.

Second, the system doesn't solve any major issues for users. But what if they didn't have to be two separate things?

Unfortunately, Project Linda is still very much in the prototype phase, with no release date or price point in sight.

Check out the full review of the Razer Project Linda on our sister site CNET.