The NexDock 360 transforms a smartphone or Raspberry Pi into a 2-in-1 laptop
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The NexDock 360 looks like a regular laptop, but it runs off the power of a smartphone or a Raspberry Pi, rather than any built-in hardware. The machine is the fourth of its kind from Nex Computer, and the first since the NexDock Touch that it launched last year. We should point out that Nex Computer failed to fulfil all NexDock Touch pre-orders, but it has promised to send a NexDock 360 to those who are affected, instead. Alternatively, they can request a refund of their pre-order deposit.
The company's latest machine features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that it has connected to a 360° hinge. The display operates natively at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and has a peak brightness of 300 nits. Additionally, Nex Computer claims that the 13.3-inch display covers the full sRGB colour space and at least 72% of NTSC.
There is also a full-sized keyboard, a large trackpad and multiple ports. Specifically, there is a USB Type-C port for connecting and charging a smartphone, along with a mini HDMI port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a microSD card reader. The machine's 44 Wh battery is recharged via a dedicated USB Type-C port. Nex Computer has included quad 1 W speakers, too.
The NexDock 360 can pre-ordered for US$269 and should begin shipping in March 2021. Nex Computer will ship the machine worldwide, but the keyboard only comes with a US layout. Additionally, Nex Computer does not include shipping in that quoted price, nor any import fees. Shipping varies from US$35 to US$190 depending on where you live, although Nex Computer will charge US$45 to send a NexDock 360 to most EU countries and US$40 to the US.