My Windows 8 laptop has been acting up for a while. Let’s leave the details out, but the implication is that I have been thinking of getting it replaced. But I haven’t gotten to actually doing it. After Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 Mobile, I spent time looking at what it brings to the table, and something stood out like glistening pearls – Continuum. Continuum lets you connect your Lumia 950 or 950 XL to a Display Dock so you can use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. In essence, Continuum gives you a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.
I haven’t had a go at it, and not many people have, but GSMArena had this to say after seeing a demonstration:
We saw the Lumia 950 doing Continuum at the presentation and once again – the demo was nothing short of impressive. A phone that delivers desktop-great experience once hooked up to a monitor is something you can’t find anywhere else to date.
Now, you can understand why this adventurous mobile enthusisast is asking himself if he really needs a replacement laptop. Perhaps all I need is a Lumia 950 XL, the display dock, a screen, keyboard and mouse and my needs are met. Just perhaps.
I certainly will give this a try before splurging on a laptop. What have I got to lose, really?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.