Razer's project Linda is the Frankenstein's monster of laptops

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Now, the company wants to take this experience one step further by allowing you to use it as a laptop. It isn't your normal laptop.

Razer's recently released Android smartphone could end up as its next laptop. Otherwise, it's pretty much totally dependent on the Razer Phone, which itself is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM. Still, it'll be exciting to see where this goes. Many companies have tried this before - extending your smartphone to a larger screen laptop/desktop - but so far it is Razer's approach that looks really clever, and from videos of people at CES, works ideal. The laptop half has a large, empty dock where the touchpad would normally be. Unsurprisingly, the expert gaming laptop manufacturer is going a very different route from Microsoft's Windows Continuum project or Samsung's DeX Station in "bridging the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience". But it's a concept that makes a lot of sense, not just for the Razer Phone, but for all sorts of mobile phones.

Someday, you may be able to simply place the company's gaming-focused 5.7-inch handset into a space specially created to accommodate it where a touchpad would normally reside on a premium unibody CNC aluminum laptop chassis. The screen measures 13.3 inches, with a Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixel) display, and it can either mirror what's on the phone or act as a second screen for certain games and apps. And best of all is that it comes with extra 200GB storage to complement the 64GB inbuilt phone storage.

Connectivity on Project Linda includes a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-A port and a USB-C charging port. However, given enough interest, I'm sure this could easily change. These have ranged from modular desktops to triple-screen laptops, and while most of these will never move past the prototype stage, it's still fun to see people thinking innovatively about how to break free from traditional designs. What if your phone was also your PC?

What are your thoughts?

The Consumer Electronics Show usually throws up its fair share of weird and wonderful gadgetry, and so it's proving once again for CES 2018.

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