Samsung DeX : Converts S8/S8+ into a desktop PC
Microsoft Continuum was the first system to give its users a revolutionary desktop PC experience. We can say, Continuum was a complete yet complete mobile PC platform.
And now, the mobile computing technology has stepped even more ahead and we have got another skillful tech gadget today.
Lets welcome to Samsung DeX!
This is the perfect replicant of Microsoft Continuum.
Samsung DeX dock let your Galaxy S8/8+ get charge through USB type C port, while giving a full HD output optimized for 1080p 16:9 display monitor. The DeX will work perfect on other resolution displays too.
Samsung DeX dock has one HDMI out port, a LAN ethernet, USB-C charging and two USB-A 2.0 ports to connect keyboard and mouse etc. DeX docking station has a built-in fan too, which will keep your phone cool while charging and working simultaneously.
When you will plug in your Galaxy S8/S8+ in the DeX USB docking port, it will let you use the android OS with the keyboard and mouse. This OS obviously has an app drawer, showing you the same android apps installed on your phone, but few of them are not optimized for the DeX environment. Still Samsung DeX will allow you to operate majority of the basic applications, which are following:
- Google Play Store
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Microsoft Drive
- Google Drive
- Chrome Browser
- Adobe Photoshop Llightroom
And many more.
Samsung DeX is not a complete alternate of a desktop computer, but still is giving its users a great potential for productivity and will hopefully give much more options for desktop computing in the future.