Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: Could The Device Take Over The PC?

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One handset that stands out above others is the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and the reason is does is that it typically does whatever a PC can do. But will the handset be able to take over from the PC?

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with a display that allows users to make the most of the Continuum feature. All users have to do is connect the handset up to a bigger display and the full desktop menu is then shown.

Running the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the Snapdragon 810 processor and the device also comes with 3GB of RAM, which means that the handset does have plenty of power.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL does lack apps but then this isn’t the fault of the handset, it is due to Windows 10. However, while some people think it is lacking owners haven’t complained.

So could the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL take over from the PC, what do you think?


  1. DPBaker

    April 8, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Depending on the circumstance, yes.
    With that said it is my belief that the definition of a “PC” has changed because of the form factors available. One must always be aware of the limitations or advantages of any personal computer – whether desktop, laptop or handheld.
    I have the 950XL with a display dock and it hasn’t replaced my desktop, laptop or Surface yet. I do, however, foresee it replacing my desktop as I’m not a big time gamer and my storage needs can be met with the internal MicroSD or external USB storage in conjunction with the cloud. Since both the laptop and Surface are older I foresee both being replaced by a single convertible form factor because under certain circumstances there is a need/requirement for a larger screen, memory, computing power, keyboard/mouse/trackpad, e.g., that coast to coast plane trip where you work on spreadsheets or documents, watch a movie, playing a game, or visiting certain web sites.
    BTW, blaming a lack of applications on Windows 10, or Microsoft for that matter, is not only ludicrous but misguided since it’s the developers of the application/software who determine which OS they port to and will support. In the current environment of personal computing with Windows 10 as the OS a developer can have their application ported to not only work on an old fashioned desktop or laptop, but on the newer touch friendly, portable form factors. It is on them to decide whether they serve the Microsoft Windows community or not.

  2. Peter Gjersoe

    April 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    It’s the obvious way to go. We are never more than a meter away from our mobile, and if there is a choce; would rather hand over over a wallet than a mobile in case of a robbery. A combination of a 7″ handheld combined with cloud storage giving you access to all your data when ‘on the Road’ and a simple plug-in to 20+” screen,keyboard and mouse means you will not notice any change to traditional working practice at work or at home. Benefits; Less stuff to lug around, no SW upgrades, no backup at a combined cost much less than traditional laptop + mobile.