Lapdock technology is rare today, but Razer wants to make it a thing. Just to let you in on what it is, a lapdock is a special type of anchorage that enables a user to transform a smartphone into a notebook computer. Motorola’s Atrix 4G Lapdock was the first lapdock to be launched, but it never made it to the market.

Now Razor seeks to resurrect the idea with its Project Linda concept. Like Mororolla’s Atrix 4G, Project Linda turns a mobile device into an android-based laptop. The system shares the same look with the company’s own Razor Blade Stealth Ultrabook and carries an internal battery, RGB keyboard, and storage. Although it closely resembles an ordinary laptop, the dock is not a standalone machine because it draws all its computing power from the Razor Phone.

Bridging the gap between a smartphone and a laptop

Razor wants to achieve a smartphone-laptop merger with Project Linda. The concept is a laptop design that uses the power of a docked smartphone to operate. Meanwhile, the docked phone functions as an intelligent touchpad, bringing together the power of handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. All you need to do to get going is place the phone on its dock and use a simple keypress to activate.

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The hybrid setup works like a dream by combining the phone’s performance, display, and dual front-firing speakers with Project Linda’s large screen, keyboard, and battery, and makes a perfect system for gaming, productivity, and creativity.

bigger Screen, a bigger experience

Project Linda’s 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen widens the 120Hz experience of the Razor phone to a bigger display with vibrant graphics and fluid motion. Entertainers and gamers will certainly be in line for a good experience. The 5.7-inch touchscreen of the Razor phone does not go underutilized; it serves as a touchpad or a second touch display for additional apps and custom interfaces.

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A backlit keyboard

Project Linda comes with an RGB keyboard, powered by Razor Chroma. Razor promises that it will endure lengthy typing sessions and deliver desired value. The keyboard also features a complete set of custom Android keys for app selection, searching, and navigation, among other uses.

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More Value

Razor adds value to Project Linda by integrating a built-in power bank that charges the phone while docked and 200GB of internal storage to store apps, media, games, and backups.

Certainly, Razor designed Project Linda with the mobile gamer in mind, but it’s yet to be released and we don’t know exactly when it’ll come out. Subscribe to stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “Razer Project Linda Concept: Transforming smartphone into laptop”

  1. I am not sure if Project Linda will come to production as consumers would rather have two devices than one device that can do both jobs. (This is the world we live in where we prioritise material things.) But again this is just an indication of how powerful hand-held mobile phones have become powerful over the years. Samsung DeX is also a testament to this. Samsung DeX lets you connect your Galaxy S8/S8+, Note8 to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience powered by your phone. So you can turn any place into a workplace.
    In sum, I would really like to see what cool products Razor will come up with. If Project Linda comes to market, it will make us rethink of how we use our smartphones and in the end this will be a good thing.

  2. Most of the concepts Razor showcases at CES have never moved past the prototype stage, but it’s still fun to see companies willing to break free from traditional design.
    Personally, i think Project Linda is cool, but given that Razor has not given any hint of when it’s coming out, we should keep our expectations low.

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