Here's the background as to why I bought the Lapdock 500 Pro from Motorola for my DROID RAZR. I currently have very slow internet at my apartment, but spend very little time there. I spend just enough time that when I'm doing homework for my online college classes I have to have internet. I looked at how much the Lapdock cost in comparison to what I was spending on internet and decided to give it a shot. The local Verizon Wireless corporate store did not have any of this larger lapdock in stock so I took it upon myself to try it out at home. After some frustrating ordering on Verizon's website I finally got it ordered on Friday the 13th, bad omen already. Anyway, I received the lapdock yesterday via FedEx and opened it up.
- Beautiful matte screen (I hate glossy screens)
- Keyboard feels solid
- 2x USB
- VGA Out
- Internet whenever I need it (I have unlimited data)
- Slow...very very slow (to be fair my cell phone is running a laptop setup)
- Doesn't play nice with my school web applications (Sole reason I purchased it)
- Doesn't play nice with Splashtop to connect to my server to be able to use some of my school software (My backup plan)
- Had a weird experience upon plugging my RAZR in this morning. It restarted my phone, then froze it on the loading screen. I had to unplug it and wait for the phone to die before it would reset (The hard reset vol down and power button did not work)
- Won't always connect to my phone and will flicker (Almost seems like the connection isn't solid)
Sadly I don't think phones are quite to the point yet where it is a usable laptop replacement. If all you need it for is basic browsing or maybe some basic document editing in Google Docs the system is great. It is also great for streaming Netflix or listening to music, but not being able to install other applications (since it is based on Linux) puts a damper on the capabilities. I need Java Runtime for my class, or at the very least some sort of remote desktop to be able to connect. The concept is great, but sadly in this reviewer's opinion, the technology isn't quite there. I will be taking it back to Verizon later this afternoon.