Microsoft is not the only phones with Windows 10 Mobile: Acer’s 5.5-incher offers good facilities and comes with a docking station for connection of keyboard and monitor. That can otherwise only the Lumia 950.
Acer delivers now liquid jade Primo Windows Smartphone, which dominates Microsoft’s desktop technology continuum. After the Microsoft Lumia 950, it is just the second device with
this technique that turns a smartphone into a desktop PC. The necessary docking station is included at Acer. It has connections for HDMI, USB (2 × 2.0, 1 × USB 3.0, 1 × USB type C) and audio.
The Primo then displays a Windows desktop on a monitor and can be operated using the mouse and keyboard; other applications can run on the Smartphone display, for example, the presenter view of a presentation or an emulation of keyboard/touchpad.
Not a full-fledged desktop replacement
Under continuum continue the normal Windows phone applications; If a continuum of app support, turn into a desktop mode with more working space. Even Microsoft Office apps work so pretty well. But because many x 86 Windows applications are missing, continuum replaced no full-featured PC. We have a test of continuum in c’t brought 3/2016.
The Primo itself has good facilities: the AMOLED display points on 5.5 inch 1920 × 1080, resulting in direct comparison less sharp acts as the 2560 × 1440 pixels of the high end competition. 3 GBytes are voluptuous, adequate for the simultaneous operation of multiple apps at continuum memory for Windows 10 mobile. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with two quick nuts (1.8 GHz) and four slower to save electricity. 32 GB memory are incorporated, via MicroSD, 128 GB are possible.
The camera takes photos with 21 MP, and turning 4K-Videos. The front camera has 8 MP. The mobile wireless module supports two SIM cards and Sparks with LTE cat. 6 and HSPA +, also fitted 11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. The battery contains 2870 mAh.
Acer wants to deliver of liquid jade Primo including docking stations now for 600 euros. Presented was Acer’s already to the CES in January, can now only supply but other than announced.
[Update] More devices with continuum are announced, but not yet available, including the Alcatel OneTouch pixi 3 8-inch Tablet and Smartphone HP elite x 3, for which there are reportedly a kind of notebook continuum-based.
Smartphone mit Microsofts Desktop-Technik Continuum: Acer …