01-26-2019 09:01 PM
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  1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I saw this article on TechRadar yesterday: https://www.techradar.com/news/can-i...e-9-smartphone

    He lays out a pretty detailed scenario of where a Note 9 with the Dex desktop accessory, can potentially remove the need for a laptop, or even desktop PC.

    Now, obviously, depending on one's situation, this may not be feasible; gamers, graphic designers, and video editors obviously are excluded. But this could be an option for most other people.

    Anyone doing this or have thought about this?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-24-2019 10:40 AM
  2. Wbutchart's Avatar
    I'm going to try it soon. Waiting for my office to get sorted then I'll be trying this out. I've tried it on TV screen etc and it seems to do the job well.
    01-24-2019 10:45 AM
  3. Scott Currence's Avatar
    I am to an extent. I am probably 95% pc free. But I will never be completely free of a computer or laptop.
    adegbenroagoro likes this.
    01-24-2019 10:58 AM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    My dad is the only person I can think up that could ditch windows entirely, even my mom needs it because she has a fancy digital sewing machine, she's pushing 60.

    Personally I think Dex looks cool, has it's usefulness, but windows PC is still king. I am however a gamer and designer/photographer.
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    01-24-2019 11:25 AM
  5. dfwfreaks's Avatar
    My dad is the only person I can think up that could ditch windows entirely, even my mom needs it because she has a fancy digital sewing machine, she's pushing 60.

    Personally I think Dex looks cool, has it's usefulness, but windows PC is still king. I am however a gamer and designer/photographer.
    But for most people, DeX is enough
    01-24-2019 03:05 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'll admit, I couldn't. I have a modest collection of video games, and some things I do on the forums I have grown accustomed to having more than one display.
    01-24-2019 04:54 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm going to try it soon. Waiting for my office to get sorted then I'll be trying this out. I've tried it on TV screen etc and it seems to do the job well.
    I am to an extent. I am probably 95% pc free. But I will never be completely free of a computer or laptop.
    I'll admit, most people probably could do this. The question is, do they know about Dex, and if they do, would they?
    01-24-2019 04:55 PM
  8. Wbutchart's Avatar
    I'll admit, most people probably could do this. The question is, do they know about Dex, and if they do, would they?
    That's the big question, it's possible, but in practice how convenient is it. I'll be trying it out soon hopefully. With word, accordance Bible, internet and email, I'm kinda good to go. That's the theory.... I'll feedback the reality.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    01-24-2019 04:58 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I saw this article on TechRadar yesterday: https://www.techradar.com/news/can-i...e-9-smartphone

    He lays out a pretty detailed scenario of where a Note 9 with the Dex desktop accessory, can potentially remove the need for a laptop, or even desktop PC.

    Now, obviously, depending on one's situation, this may not be feasible; gamers, graphic designers, and video editors obviously are excluded. But this could be an option for most other people.

    Anyone doing this or have thought about this?
    I let my computer do computer things and my phone do phone things makes my life easier that way dont need a hybrid phone lol

    Can it possibly but lol.
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    01-24-2019 06:03 PM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    I use the HP Lapdock with DeX at home almost exclusively.
    I can access my work via Citrix VDI so don't really have the need for a computer.
    01-24-2019 07:53 PM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I let my computer do computer things and my phone do phone things makes my life easier that way dont need a hybrid phone lol

    Can it possibly but lol.
    I guess the double edged sword to the scenario is how much of a bigger hit does the battery take? And then the cost of replacement batteries comes into play.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-24-2019 08:32 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    What kind of work do you do?
    I use the HP Lapdock with DeX at home almost exclusively.
    I can access my work via Citrix VDI so don't really have the need for a computer.
    01-24-2019 08:33 PM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    What kind of work do you do?
    Application Server Administrator. Which I can do using remote desktops.
    01-24-2019 08:34 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Application Server Administrator. Which I can do using remote desktops.
    Makes sense. Thanks for the reply.
    strikeIII likes this.
    01-24-2019 08:35 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I guess the double edged sword to the scenario is how much of a bigger hit does the battery take? And then the cost of replacement batteries comes into play.
    That is true ..
    01-24-2019 08:40 PM
  16. edubb256's Avatar
    My parents, who are retired, might be able get along with a tablet, or maybe even Dex. I certainly could not.
    01-24-2019 08:43 PM
  17. Xxtoxicskittlexx's Avatar
    I tried to just use DeX for everything like office related docs, emails etc but I gave up because it just keeps crashing. All the time. Just gets stuck and requires me to remove it. Not sure why that is.
    01-24-2019 09:52 PM
  18. socal's Avatar
    Can't run QuickBooks so not an option for me.
    01-24-2019 09:54 PM
  19. jimd1050's Avatar
    Can you ditch your computer for a Note 9?-graphicwrkstation.jpg
    I... don't... think so!
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    01-24-2019 11:10 PM
  20. Golfdriver97's Avatar
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    I... don't... think so!
    Yeah...I don't think so either.....Can you ditch your computer for a Note 9?-img_20180417_220829.jpg

    27" 1440 monitor would be hard to give up....lol
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    01-24-2019 11:32 PM
  21. Xxtoxicskittlexx's Avatar
    Haha. I was just waiting for someone to start posting these!!!
    jimd1050 likes this.
    01-25-2019 07:23 AM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    I potentially could but for certain sites that register your phone as a mobile device and gets wonky cause it's not a desktop could get in the way
    Beansr519 likes this.
    01-25-2019 07:46 AM
  23. silverfang77's Avatar
    Not if you're a gamer. I play UT2004 and Space Engine way too much to give up my . I still see a as a supplement to, rather than a replacement for, a .
    01-25-2019 07:47 AM
  24. strikeIII's Avatar
    Do people even read the OP.
    01-25-2019 08:38 AM
  25. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Do people even read the OP.
    Well, bringing up possible flaws in the idea isn't a bad way to approach my question or the scenario. Anyone who is thinking of doing this and see some of the issues, might give it a second thought.

    A couple ideas have been brought up that I didn't consider. @cckgz4 bringing up the mobile site idea is one for example. One probably could request the desktop site, but that might get to be a pain in the beginning.
    jimd1050, Beansr519 and cckgz4 like this.
    01-25-2019 08:48 AM
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