Microsoft’s Continuum Turns Windows 10 Phones into Tiny, Full-blown Windows PCs
Microsoft aims to turn Windows 10 phones into full-blown PCs when they’re connected to PCs. […]
Continuum is Microsoft’s solution for shifting among various form factors.
If you prefer to buy only one device to serve as your phone and computer, this is a great idea*. Even for other people, it’s still a very appealing idea — perhaps because we view computing resources (namely CPU, GPU, storage) as so precious that it’s a shame to duplicate them (in your phone, computer, set-top-box, etc.). And then there’s the syncing, and all the issues that brings. One device eliminates syncing issues.
But if you’re on the fence, or simply unsure about the idea, consider this: Switching back and forth between modes (e.g., phone to PC or tablet to PC) can be a pain. It’s fine for the 1st time, the 5th time, maybe the 20th time. But 100 times? 1,000 times? If this would be an issue for you, dedicated devices will work better.
*Or, if you’d like an old device to play a new role: for instance, you upgrade your phone (or tablet) regularly, but would rather not spend the money to upgrade your computer. With Continuum, your old device becomes your “new” computer. For a good number of people, that works.