It’s clear that the gap between laptop and smartphone performance is narrowing down, thanks to continuous advancements in chip technology and code-level refinements. Smartphones now rival the performance of some mainstream consumer laptops and even some desktops – these are purely evident in staggering results of number-crunching test apps being run in high-end devices. One tech startup is tapping into the great productivity potential of smartphones with a device that mimics the experience of working on a laptop. Meet the Mirabook, a laptop-esque device that bridges the gap between laptop and smartphone to deliver a powerful yet truly portable computing experience with the use of your smartphone.
Think of Mirabook as a dock for your smartphone – the only difference is that there is a symbiotic relationship between the dock and your phone. Starting with its form factor, Mirabook is heavily influenced by the design and finish of Apple’s MacBook Air, even down to the tiniest details like the arrangement of ports and the use of an island-style keyboard. An anodized aluminum chassis wrapping all the internal components makes the Mirabook mistaken for a svelte Macintosh portable. When opened, a 13.3-inch display at full HD resolution (1920 by 1080 pixels) with IPS technology comes to life for clear and crisp images. Built-in stereo speakers, a multi-touch trackpad, a voluminous battery that can power your smartphone for up to 24 hours (talking about an entire day here), and an integrated USB-C connector makes it a device for true road warriors aiming for performance computing anywhere they go.
Underneath every bit of hardware there is, Mirabook intelligently makes use of your smartphone’s software to give pro users a bang for their buck. Proprietary desktop interfaces available on most high-end smartphones are fully compatible with Mirabook, which includes Samsung DeX, Microsoft Continuum, and Remix Singularity, among many others. Samsung users, for example, can make use of the Samsung DeX on their Galaxy smartphones to display a full desktop on Mirabook that shows all their files and applications. Mirabook also works with portable PC sticks, so you can run full legacy operating systems like Windows on Mirabook through the USB-C integrated connector. Fans of the Raspberry Pi will also feel at home with Mirabook, thanks to its out-of-the-box support for Raspberry Pi and other Arduino-based mini PCs.
People are increasingly relying on smartphones as their daily driver for both work and play, and this is the sole reason why the Mirabook exists. Functioning as an extension of the smartphone, Mirabook can help you to get more things done with just your smartphone while also getting the same feel of pro-level productivity commonly found in traditional laptops and desktops.