[At the 2015 Microsoft Build conference, we showed a new approach to docking. Skip ahead to 22:15 in this Win2D lecture to see it in action. And make sure to check out the other cool Graphics talks at //build]
Why do you need a tablet, a laptop, and a desktop?
The Surface Pro 3-in-1 is the first device that can be all three. With our simple VESA-mounted dock, you can finally use the bright and beautiful Surface Pro 3 screen at eye-level right next to 1 or 2 desktop monitors for productivity. And with our optional lock, you can finally secure the tablet so it doesn’t go walking. Docking is easier than ever because we use the zero-insertion force 40-pin edge connector which breaks out into DisplayPort, power, and USB. So you just drop in your tablet and you’re up and running with a full desktop experience in seconds. No moving parts. No cables to plug in. Simple one step docking.
[photos by Scott Eklund of redboxpictures.com]
At the Build Conference:
Surface Pro 3-in-1 Hackathon team:
- Dan Charlton
- John Socha-Leialoha
- Tom Coon
- Govind Ramaswamy
Special thanks to Simon Tao and Alison Stroll for featuring our prototype at the conference. And extra special thanks to the Microsoft Maker garage community.
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