A closer look at the Lumia 950 and Continuum Display Dock

Earlier this morning, our full review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 became available just as AT&T sales were slated to begin.

One of the more interesting areas of the Lumia 950 is its ability to 'become a PC' through the optional $99 Display Dock for Continuum. As our review and video were already rather lengthy, we broke out a segment just on Continuum to go a little more in-depth. Of course, due to the new nature of such a technology we'll also likely follow up on this article with more depending on your feedback, questions and various usage scenarios you propose.

I do think Continuum is part of Microsoft's vision for mobile computing even if this is the early stages of it. As I have mentioned before, it is easy to sit and point out the flaws with the Display Dock + Lumia 950 setup including limitations. However, if you see the long-term implications of such a technology and what it could mean in even a year or two, you should be impressed.

While you're watching the video look out for an Easter egg towards the end. It's coming soon™ I promise!

Where to buy

Continuum Gear

You can now purchase the $99 Continuum Display Dock right from Microsoft or grab the Actiontec wireless Miracast dongle for around $70 from http://http://Amazon.com?tag=wpcentralb-20?tag=wpcentralb-20

Want to know which Type-C cable to get? How about a micro SD card? Read these guides for the best tips.


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Support and help forums

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.