View Poll Results: Would you purchase a laptop dock?

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  • Yes

    7 53.85%
  • No

    4 30.77%
  • Maybe

    1 7.69%
  • Depends

    1 7.69%
  1. grahamf's Avatar
    Picture this:

    ...Basically looks like a thin 13" laptop with keyboard and trackpad.
    Primary features:
    • has two USB-C ports, so that it can use the same charger as the phone and be connected to both to charge itself and the phone at the same time.
    • Has regular USB ports, of course
    • internal battery that can charge the phone when plugged in

    Ideal bonuses:
    • can connect to the phone wirelessly
    • internal storage and extra ports like an SD card slot
    • HDMI and/or displayport out (would problably be limited to mirroring)

    Cost: $200-$300. A quick search on Amazon has new 15" netbooks for just over $300, so a brainless 13" should be cheaper

    I think something like this would be perfect for traveling, or even just to use as a regular PC. thoughts?
    10-12-2015 10:58 PM
  2. MarCou's Avatar
    What are benefits of this compared to regular 13" PC? I must admit, I dont see any. If I need 13" PC, I will buy a 13" PC, not a brainless toy. If I want a toy I go to toy-store.

    With 13" PC I got fully featured computer. With 13" doc I got a toy which is very restricted and have no apps and still takes same space in travelling bag.

    What I can do with 13" doc that is unable to do with fully featured 13" PC?

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    Geodude074 likes this.
    10-15-2015 09:05 AM
  3. adamjoshuhill's Avatar
    This makes no sense, you were arguing that with Continuum all you need is your phone and that you don't need to carry around a laptop, in hotels, offices, at home and now you're proposing a laptop (sized) dock for your phone which you need to carry around with you, in hotels, offices at home? The irony
    10-16-2015 03:47 PM
  4. TheCudder's Avatar
    This makes no sense, you were arguing that with Continuum all you need is your phone and that you don't need to carry around a laptop, in hotels, offices, at home and now you're proposing a laptop (sized) dock for your phone which you need to carry around with you, in hotels, offices at home? The irony
    Came in to say just this. The entire concept of Continuum for phones is that you don't / won't need to carry around anything but your phone. I'd rather have a tablet (Surface) if I needed more screen real estate while on the go.
    10-16-2015 11:25 PM
  5. JoyfullJuneBug's Avatar
    Yeah I would but I'm not willing to pay more than 200 for it. Hopefully it comes in a couple different sizes 12 and 15 inch maybe.
    10-18-2015 02:33 PM
  6. Geodude074's Avatar
    If it was $50-$100, foldable and fit in my pocket, sure.

    But if it's $200-$300, I'd rather just buy a $200-$300 laptop.
    10-27-2015 04:01 PM
  7. JoyfullJuneBug's Avatar
    Right you can get a decent net book for 200 or 300 so it needs to be cheaper 150.00 max.
    10-30-2015 09:49 AM
  8. Tony Jackson's Avatar
    I really like this idea, I get that not carrying a laptop around with you is an advantage. But working on your phone on the go isn't very realistic. A laptop dock would be much lighter anyway I would assume. My main issue is that the current (desktop) dock implementation is, that it isn't very elegant. And having to plug into a laptop dock via cables isn't elegant either. This is where Apple wins every time. They make the user experience pleasurable, from the software to the hardware. I don't understand why MS can't latch on to this concept and make it a high priority.
    I want a desktop dock I can just pop my phone into. As for a laptop dock, would it be possible to dock the phone as the track-pad?

    It strikes me until these interface issues are addressed, wooing the masses is an up hill struggle. Less geek more chic.

    That said. I'm no fan of Apple.
    02-09-2016 08:51 AM
  9. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    Once it supports x86, in a f'in heartbeat, it'd become my only PC.
    02-10-2016 12:32 PM
  10. nokia123's Avatar
    expensive and doesn't work for lumia 640 why not???
    02-18-2016 01:15 AM
  11. grahamf's Avatar
    Two people are thinking about this:
    Turn your Windows 10 Mobile phone into a laptop with NexDock and Continuum | Windows Central - $100-$150 for the laptop dock
    HP's Elite x3 is designed to be your Windows phone, laptop, and desktop | The Verge - price unknown, problably similar

    The first one may actually be handy at a server farm, where you could hook up to a computer that is temporarily inaccessible by remote desktop.
    02-21-2016 04:07 PM
  12. JoyfullJuneBug's Avatar
    I hope the HP's Elite x3 is release this to consumers and not just enterprise customers. If it is I know I'll never buy another traditional laptop. it'll be my next device if the make the laptop dock in various sizes can't use anything under 15 inches I've never owned a laptop under 17 inches ideally they'd make some in that size range as well.
    02-24-2016 01:10 PM

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