Nex Computer has announced that the company is working on the new NexDock based on the recently announced Intel Compute Card. The company introduced the first generation of NexDocks early in 2016 which turned PC Sticks, mini PCs, and Windows 10 Mobile devices into a laptop.
As one of Intel’s initial regional partners, the new NexDock will be the first docking unit that supports the Compute Card in 2-in-1 laptop form.
At 95mm x 55mm x 5mm, the Intel Compute Card is just about the size of a credit card and is a fully self-contained computer that includes a CPU and GPU, RAM, storage, as well as wireless connectivity. Equipped with a range of processors, including 7th Generation Intel Core vPro processor, the Intel Compute Card will turn NexDock into a full-blown PC.
The NexDock is designed to be ergonomic with a built-in kickstand while the docking base works as an ergonomic tablet grip that delivers fatigue reducing posture while increasing flexibility for touchscreen interaction.
The NexDock sports a USB Type-C port that allows you to use interchangeable USB-C modules to enable productivity in different scenarios just by plugging them in. With the USB Type-C port, the new NexDock turns smartphones like the Lumia 950/950 XL and HP Elite x3 into a laptop via Continuum, while also charging them. The company is also developing a USB Type-C enclosure for Raspberry Pi, so that it can be connected to NexDock with only one cable creating world’s most affordable laptop.
The new NexDock is expected to be available in mid-2017. NexDock envisions a world where people carry only their Compute Cards or smartphones that can be plugged into any screen in the world to turn them into tablets, laptops, and PCs. Continuum is already a step in that direction. Do you think you’ll give up your laptop in the future for a ‘one-device-fits-all’ solution? Tell us in the comments!Further reading: Continuum, Intel, NexDock, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 3, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile