1. Witness's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I was going to propose using 950XL+Continuum in my office as a means of field data collection where staff would be looking up information and snapping photos of properties, then packaging them in PowerPoint to be loaded in our image repository. Having a connected phone that can later act as a desktop, maps for navigation even when there's no signal in wooded areas and the future possibility of allowing remote data retrieval would be a game changer.

    Today, I decided to run a test to see how it would perform - just the Continuum part of it at my desk. Upon connecting everything up the monitor would not detect the dock, but the phone sees the monitor. Connected by DisplayPort, this HP ZR2740w doesn't have an HDMI port and a quick search found that I am S.O.L. Something about a passive DP is not compatible. Just like that, my potential recommendation goes up in smoke. We are all using the same monitor in the office and will be for the next few years.

    I tried.
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    01-14-2016 01:17 PM
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    now now I dont mean it patronizingly like its usually used, but I just wanted to put up a picture
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    01-14-2016 01:28 PM
  3. Chris Phelps's Avatar
    Surface 3? Snag a dock on ebay for $80.


    Also, because the question begs asking. $600 phone, check. $99 dock, check. $70 monitor... nope, stop the show. No way we are paying $70. Really?
    01-14-2016 03:18 PM
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    now now I dont mean it patronizingly like its usually used, but I just wanted to put up a picture
    The fact that it was a huge graphic, I lol'd. Kind of like those Reddit Silver awards. Hilarious!


    Surface 3? Snag a dock on ebay for $80.

    Also, because the question begs asking. $600 phone, check. $99 dock, check. $70 monitor... nope, stop the show. No way we are paying $70. Really?
    It would be along the lines of $70 x 50+. There would be maybe 5-10 phones in which staff could check-out when they need to do field work. It's not a significant amount of money, but we don't have a budget like other companies do. I get what you mean though. I'll see what angle I can go with to continue, especially since I found a few new monitors purchased for some incoming new staff. I... "borrowed' their monitor in exchange for mine. To test.
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    01-15-2016 11:01 AM
  5. Chris Phelps's Avatar
    Ah, ok. Yeah, I am still thinking Surface would do it.
    01-15-2016 11:57 AM

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