Docking versus laptop slate conversion
This topic describes the distinctions for indicators between laptop slate conversion and docking actions.
Laptop slate conversion
A laptop slate conversion is a user action that changes the keyboard availability at the same time that the user keeps the system portable (not physically attached). Examples of such actions are as follows:
- Attach a portable keyboard accessory (with our without a battery pack).
- Flips, swivels, or revolves a permanently attached keyboard.
Docking is considered to be the user action of attaching the portable system to a stationary (non-portable) docking accessory. Examples of such actions are as follows:
- Attach to a port replicator.
- Attach to a stationary docking accessory that has integrated keyboard. In this case, both a docking action and a laptop/slate conversion occur, so both indicators must be implemented.
USB based docking accessories are outside the scope of the GPIO dock indicator implementation.