I love it!I owned an Atrix with a lapdock, which was the first device to embrace this concept. It was a good device, just hampered by the lack of RAM, the dual core processor (which was a bit sluggish), and the hampered Linux desktop; I too hacked around with it to be able to install all manner of useful tools (compilers, editors, office packages) and it was useful. The Lapdock had a good screen and was conveniently incredibly thin.
I always wondered about this. I love the portability but limiting myself to the power of something that has to fit in my pocket feels. limiting. What if we just carried around our software and files and popped them into whatever computer we have on hand? I know they pricey but M.2 SSDs are tiny, fast, and high in capacity. I can imagine a desktop (maybe even a big laptop) with an sd card reader like slit where you pop the SSD in and boot in mere seconds. anyway. No high definition video calls. No 1080p gaming. No fully functional IDEs (intellisense and interactive linting is computationally expensive). No high definition movies. a more technical user)2) An HDMI monitor (which could actually be a TV)3) A SlimPort USB to HDMI cable4) A bluetooth mouse and bluetooth keyboard5) No desktop (since using it and this seem to be mutually exclusive for most casual setups)Most people don have a bluetooth keyboard lying around, so the time investment to set this up is not only just installing a new OS on your phone, but also buying hardware (keyboard, mouse, and potentially monitor if you don already have a computer) [and potentially also waiting for it to arrive if you buy online]. And, after this investment, the target market seems to be people that be comfortable doing the above while _not_ also buying a desktop to go with it. So. people who computers don need shit in terms of power or storage. The desktop PC is not going anywhere and I don mean to sound so angry but this constant narrative that is produced by tech media AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN that somehow these little, for lack of a better word, toys are going to replace the actual machinery behind the products so many consume is demonstrably false and irritating to read over and over. I might want Skype on my PC, but not on my phone (because I can just call people), etc.
+1!The way I see it, this is a "toy" (for the time being). let me explain. I quit!!
What is the real benefit? If I use it on the go, I need an external screen and keyboard. I rather carry a laptop or just the keyboard und use the tiny screen (possible with stock android already). And if you are somewhere with a screen, there is probably also a machine at which you could boot some live distro. files are "in sync" between desktop and mobile. But the few file types I open on my phone can just as well be synced over the internet (mostly just txt and a pdf every now and than). less expensive (but a desktop that beats a phone is probably also cheap to get)If there was a really cheap laptop dock for it it might make sense for me, otherwise I don get it. If you think of another notorious modern two party system neither of the UK dominant parties today existed before the 19th century. Given how fast opinions spread these days it should be possible to bring about significant change in a matter of years rather than decades. Think about how quickly movements like the Pirate Party became successful in some countries. That they declined just as quickly again in most of these countries can be mostly attributed to their own stupidity rather than systems that are inherently averse to change.
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