Thoughts on the Dongle.

I’m in a position of limbo as far as Cubase 9 is concerned. I have Elements because of the soft license, and thus don’t have any side chaining ability and a reduced track count. I work on the road and have a very compact PC (Surface Pro) which sports a whopping 1 USB port taken up by my hard drive, anymore peripherals are annoying and cumbersome. I want to update to Pro but can’t commit to the dongle, with the limited ability of the soft license I fear I will have to swap DAW’s