Why Microsoft Has Not A Switch-like device Yet?

With the Nintendo Switch, you have a gaming machine that you can carry around and, once you get home, you can drop* it in a dock and play in a Big Screen.

Why Microsoft has not be able to do something similar?

I don’t mean a portable XBOX, but a ultra-portable PC.

Microsoft has made some attempts with Windows 10 and Continuum, where you connect your phone to a hub and do things in a bigger monitor, but that didn’t work as flawlessly as the Switch.

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Even Samsung, themselves being a big name in hardware, has tried without too much success

That Windows desktop is through a VDI, so technically cheating for our purposes
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So, why we still don’t have a PC that we can carry on our pockets and just drop it* on a dock and continue ‘photoshoping some memes?

We already have “Full” PCs as Compute Sticks that just plug to an HDMI port (and external power). Is adding a screen and a battery that much of a hassle?

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Maybe I am looking for a solution that doesn’t really has a problem? Portable hardware already exist (“laptops”) and a Switch-sized screen is not usually that useful for PC software (even if 720p is resolution enough) and if there is a need of a bigger screen, It only takes an HDMI cable...

And for tasks that do require intensive CPU power (like video rendering) one won’t usually be doing it on the go...

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So, what do you think? Do you thing there are valid reasons for a Switch-like Microsoft Hardware? Do you picture yourself PC-ing the same way you play Switch?

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This post is part of the Sixtay Days of Writting Challenge. Post Count: 6

*Don’t actually drop it please

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