Just wondered if anyone else is going down a similar route & might be able to offer some advice along the way.
Quite simply after the last PC died of god knows what, it got me to finally ditch the last bit of PC Microsoft junk from our home/office desk & go with the latest in phone/docking/lightweight'ness. So that's mobile phone based everything pretty much.
I'm still a mac fan of old so I've still got a Mac G3 Powerbook (1999 vintage & still working!) on the desk that doubles as an email machine & hopefully print server. I've still some modifications to make & some tinkering to get all up & working 100%.
2 x Motorola Atrix 4G Android smartphones (wifey & I) with webtop mode when docked into:
Motorola work & play dock system to HDMI monitor/TV/DVD combo thing or
Motorola Lapdock (mini laptop thing the phone plugs into)
HDD backup system on USB too
Mac G3 Powerbook plumbed into a printer/scanner on the network/wifi router
All I have to do now is get the printer to work via cloud or over the wifi network or something similar, which can't be too difficult he thinks??? might mean buying a wifi printer scanner but they don't all appear to do what one might think...
So wherever I go I've got everything with me all in one place, plop the phone in the dock & away we go, system fires up in 10 seconds & a maximum of 50w of power consumpion too
Reminds me of my Powerbook duo days & a Motorola Flip phone & PCMCI Modem