I did NOT buy an EVE because I had my eyes on a better docking station solution that I had seen for a Surface. Ultimately that’s what I want, a combination tablet and laptop device, that can also “scale” and serve as a desktop via docking station. Then it dawned on me to suggest one since that is what this community does.
I’ve looked around. I’ve seen commercial solutions which were a simple brick, or like the one for the Surface 3, were an elaborate docking solution that focused on placing the screen in a landscape orientation.
==> Why not put it in a portrait orientation right next to additional desktop monitors?
The following picture, video, and link suggest that someone has already figured this out as a DIY project. However, I don’t see a see a version offered commercially.
Note in the video that the Surface 3 Docking station was scavenged for parts to make this one so the Surface could slide in (with keyboard folded back) and connect. I would add that this form factor could allow for various engineering solutions for the guts to be added behind the mount, at the bottom, AND/OR placed in the bottom pedestal. With a VESA mount, the final solution could be offered with or without the pedestal.
Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXU4iK5-SNU
Link to GitHub with Design Templates: https://github.com/Microsoft/3-in-1-dock/
LInk to updated design w/ Surface 4 Docking Station Brick: https://dancharblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/surface-pro-4-surface-pro-3-diy-vesa-mounted-docking-station-v2/