Jason wrote well about the ideal setup we’ve been craving in so many ways. He is aiming at the PinePhone which looks interesting.
I’ve gone the iPad Pro route. When I’m at my desk I drop my iPad in the dock and I’m connected to a 4K monitor and a wireless keyboard and I have a mouse with it. When I’m mobile I snap it in to one of the various cases I have for it.
When I don’t want a keyboard, I simply take it off and I have a tablet.
Yes I have a desktop but there are very few tasks I use it for still. Ripping movies of physical media, and getting a good visual GUI on a database. I am hopeful that the visual GUI for a database can be resolved with the right software, but I’m not expecting to be able to get something like Handbrake on my iPad ever.