i for one haven’t exhausted the current potential of the technology i’m currently ON so why should i care about how far convergeance CAN go? i’m quite certain that there are people in this world who get paid to HAVE concerns regarding this issue (though i don’t know of what their level of interest in ethics/philosophy is)
There’s a limit to how useful that is. If the application parallelizes well then go for it. Hexacore … Octacore … Decacore …
Otherwise it means something significantly new on the hardware front or significant software rework in order to make better use of parallelism, or both.
Maybe a hardware brick wall would be a good thing - get people thinking more about quality than quantity i.e. freedom rather than performance.
IMO, it will be VERY hard. Even SBC computers like Novena or PineBook have a tough time keeping them usable. The boards (not including battery and whatnot) are bigger than the Librem 5.
The web site does say that - but it doesn’t say how they know that.
One minor criticism would be that the weight of the Nexdock is about the same as the weight of a laptop with the same sized screen. So you could simply carry around a laptop, at least for some scenarios. The laptop wouldn’t give you the convergence as such but you could get a lot of the same experience.
Nope it probably won’t, for me.
The stuff I use my computers for, is often too resources hungry I think. If you mostly do mails, surf and write documents, your completely fine.
But at least 50% of the computer users would be fine with a RasPi, so for them it works as a one device to rule them all.
Already available: https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ASUS_PadFone_X_US/ …not Linux of course
the next dock looks like a chrome-book … the rspi 4 has two m-hdmi ports so it’s a better alternative for most people needing two screens. also cooling potential is greater. also 4 pin power over ethernet easily accesible on the board.
to each their own. That is one beastly looking device IMO.