Razer specializes in producing expensive accessories for players. For some time, this company has also been smiling for players using smartphones. After an efficient Razer Phone, Project Linda is the turn. We’re dealing here with a docking station for a Razer Phone in the form of a laptop. As a result, we get an Android device operating on the 13” screen and an additional screen in the form of a smartphone located where the touchpad is usually.

A year ago, Razer presented a laptop with three screens at CES. However, this concept, despite its innovativeness, has not been implemented in production. Will the Linda project end the same? A lot depends on how Razer will build a portfolio of its smartphones for players. For now, only the last year’s Razer Phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset is available on the market. This year new flagships will be released with even faster Snapdragon 845. If Razer wants to ensure the success of his concept, he must ensure that Linda stations are compatible with successors of Razen Phone.

The Linda project is a combination of a smartphone and a laptop

The heart of the device is actually a smartphone that provides computing power and an operating system. In contrast, the Linda station, in addition to a full-size keyboard and a 13.3” Quad HD screen, also has a 200 GB hard drive and a 53.6 Wh battery. However, it does not have loudspeakers and the music is played via a smartphone. However, you can easily connect speakers to the station using the 3.5 mm mini-jack connector. The built-in hard disk can be used to store applications, games, data and backups of your smartphone. Whereas the battery overcharges the smartphone. In turn, the smartphone is used not only as a touchpad, but also acts as a second screen, which during the game can display additional information. The very use of applications and mobile games with a precision mouse can be quite an interesting experience. For now, it is not known when Linda docking station could appear on the market and how much it could cost. Finally, it is worth noting that a similar solution was patented by Apple in March last year.

Apple patent
Apple concept from patent application US 2017/0083048.

Source: Razer