Revealed at CES 2018, the Razer Blade Stealth dubbed ‘Project Linda’ is an innovative laptop still in the works. This is more of a marriage between two Razer products, a laptop and a phone, with the latter serving as touchpad for former.
Design and Display
If you saw the current Razer Blade Stealth in the market, you already have an idea of how this one looks. You can expect the laptop to feature similar solid build. The current uses CNC aluminium in its construction.
The main talking point on the new Razer Blade Stealth is how it is intended to use the Razer Phone as touchpad. It doesn’t offer regular touchpad you see on laptops. You get a large empty dock instead. Users only need to drop the 5.7-inch device into this space and it sits flush.
Razer says the phone will also serve as a second display. The Blade Stealth’s screen size is still 13.3 inch with Quad HD resolution. Both devices offer displays with high 120Hz refresh rate.
It doesn’t appear like the Razer Blade Stealth prototype will offer comparable performance to the existing offering. You are essentially getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon powered laptop here.
The Razer Phone features Snapdragon 835 chipset and it is what controls the laptop. This means this Blade Stealth will fall into the same category as the new Lenovo Miix 630.
Its operating system is also that of the phone: Android. Sentio, a company known for producing laptop docks for mobile devices, customised the desktop for a more ‘notebook-ish’ feel.
Connectivity features on the Razer Blade Stealth include a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There is also plan to include a video output port. It offers 200GB external storage.
A 53.6Wh battery was in charge of power supply on the prototype. This also tops up the Razor Phone that serves as touchpad.