You have a super-computer in your pocket, but the chances are that you always carry around a different, separate, in your briefcase or backpack. The phones are all more powerful, there’s really no reason for it to be so. Razer Project of Linda, today announced at ces 2018, is a wonderful glance into a world where the two finally converge, even though you might not see it happen any time soon.
Project Linda is, on some level, just a phone case. A phone case that has the shape of a laptop, sports a 13.3-inch quad HD display, 53.6 Wh battery, 200 GB of storage capacity, a keyboard, and a handful of ports. When it is associated with a Razer Phone that acts as its brain, and the touch pad, Linda may roar to life, such as a portable computer, which seems almost identical to the Razer ‘Blade’ line of games trailers.
This concept of turning a phone to a laptop (or tablet) by Voltron-ing with some accessories is not particularly new. The Atrix Lapdock tried to marry phones and laptops as early as 2011. The ASUS Padfone, which allowed users to slot their phone into a larger tablet accessory, has hit the market in 2014 to poor reviews. Microsoft’s “Continuum” project for Windows 10 aspired to make Windows Phone useable as a replacement for a laptop, also with pretty poor results.
For the most part, modern day flagship phones n’ have enough power to function as a laptop for basic email and web browsing tasks, but the challenge is mastering the fit and finish to the end with a product that doesn’t feel like an insufferably lame imitation of the gadget it is replacing. It is a challenge that a specialist hardware company like Razer might be able to answer, but for the moment, Linda is just a concept, and so far, none of the Razer more away from the CES concept devices have in fact increased for the sale. This is a cool idea for you, but for the moment this is all it is.
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