With version 2.0 of Webtop and the Lapdock 500 Pro, Motorola has taken another big step toward making the smartphone a viable replacement for a computer.
Lapdock 500 Pro and Razr Maxx
The combination of Webtop 2.0 and the Lapdock 500 Pro has turned Motorola smartphones into much more capable PC-replacements than the first Motorola Atrix smartphone and the original Lapdock. Here's a comprehensive look at the improved Lapdock and screenshots of Web 2.0 software. The new Lapdock also gets the price right. While the original Lapdock cost $499, the street price of the Lapdock 500 Pro is $249 and there are even specials where you can get it as low as $149 when purchased with a smartphone.
Beyond the Lapdock, you can also connect Webtop-enabled smartphones via a desktop dock and use your own keyboard, mouse, and monitor. There is also a VGA connector to run Webtop on a conference room projector. Here are some of the various Webtop accessories.
Another new feature in Webtop 2.0 is the ability to better manage power when a smartphone is docked into the Lapdock, which has its own battery that can be used to charge your smartphone and extend the amount of working time on the device.
Here's a look at the Firefox browser running in Webtop. Fortunately, with smartphones that have stronger multicore processors and the performance improvements in the Webtop 2.0 software, the browsing experience in Webtop 2.0 is much faster and more fluid than the original version.