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SBC laptop-like dock - CaptainZalo - 08-21-2019

The PineBook Pro is due to arrive Really Soon Now™, and I'm surely getting one. However, I find myself missing a lapdock-like solution. With the PineBook Pro and PineBook already equipped with screen, keyboard/touchpad, HDMI and battery, we're almost there. Add an input-board with signal converter for the onboard screen, an internal powered USB3 hub for external keyboard/touchpad/wifi and a dedicated port (USB-C?) to power an external SBC in a portable product, and you're there. 
I see several potential use-cases:
  • Portable KVM-machine for datacenter work
  • Troubleshooting SBCs that usually run headless
  • Pine64 SBC workstation
  • Super-portable video editing workstation (add a NUC or equivalent mITX computer)
  • A soberly priced (and available) alternative to PiTop
  • Convert a PinePhone (or really any phone) to a laptop

Are there any other users on this forum that would buy a product like that from Pine64?


RE: SBC laptop-like dock - CaptainZalo - 09-02-2019

Am I the only one that want said product?


RE: SBC laptop-like dock - Kochise - 09-04-2019

No, I'm on it already.

https://www.razer.com/projectlinda
https://newatlas.com/concept-fujitsu-lifebook-2013/21183/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Powered-Laptop/
https://mirabook.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/project_updates
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nexcomputer/nexdock-2 ( http://nexdock.com/ )
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andromium/the-superbook-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop-f
( https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-99-android-laptop-smartphone-powered-superbook-to-ship-next-year-after-3m-kickstarter-success/ )