Have you considered plugging your pluggable USB 3.0 docking station into the docking station? On the expensive side, but you've already got one.
Which ThinkPad is that in the picture? Have you seen / tested the Helix yet?
I'm can't wait to see the Helix. It looks like it might be a good upgrade from my X201.
I always like the em dash
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Installation was a pain because the interface takes one straight to network setup after selecting the language. I did not find a way to get to "about" to locate the MAC addresses, they weren't...
Hey, there's Skype on the Fire HD. I guess you could use that as a phablet, although you'd have to wear cargo pants to be able to put it in a pocket.