Motorola Lapdock 100 hands-on
0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2011, 14:16 posted on
The Motorola Lapdock 100 is the latest 10.1” model that accommodates the recent crop of Android powered Motorola smartphones – like the ATRIX 2, PHOTON 4G, DROID BIONIC, and DROID RAZR. Going forward, it will also be compatible with...
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3. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I know several customers who come in looking for netbooks could benefit from this if they have one of these phones. Instead of having two lines with two plans, you'd just hook up this dock and - voila - netbook!. For the most part anyways. Or just the spoiled kid who wants a laptop and nice phone and the parents don't want to pay for two plans each month :P
4. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
If you could do more than use Firefox and phone based apps it would be a killer. But $249 for a glorified web-browser. Um no.
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I\'m very glad that Motorola hasn\'t abandoned the concept, as it\'s truly innovative-plug and play processors along with an infinitely upgradeable computer. The execution will probably get better with each iteration too.
6. robinrisk (unregistered)
The really good thing is the Motorola Photon´s Hack that allows you to run a full sized version of Linux, instead of the trimmed down webtop one. This should be really good.
7. Stuntman (Posts: 835; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I love the concept. The original laptop dock for the Atrix had poor reviews. I think the initial execution was not up to par. Also, smartphones then weren't powerful enough.
I'm not sure if smartphones are powerful enough yet. I do hope that Motorola continues this concept. I think it may be a couple of years before this concept works adequately enough to perhaps be an alternative to tablets at least. I love the mobility of my phone. My tablet provides a more powerful device with a larger screen and longer battery life. If a phone plus dock concept works well in the future, I may consider that instead of a tablet in the future.
8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I have this dock, haven't played with it yet....
9. pwikgrimm (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Nope, the lapdock is a loser all around. Took Motorola three weeks and many, many, many phone calls to finally ship me one. It worked for 48 hours and now won't load the webtop. Three attempts with tech support to fix and they have no idea why not. Okay, then take it back. But their system doesn't recognize the serial number, so they can't process the repair order. And here I sit with a useless piece of electronics and no way to get it fixed. Motorola customer service is so completely inept that I would never recommend trying to deal with them. You have been warned.