Motorola launched its top model the Atrix 4G at the CES trade show in Las Vegas this January.The Atrix smartphone is one of the most impressive smartphones yet, with an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, giving ample overall performance to run a Personal computer-like practical experience.For this function alone, Motorola has built an add-on termed the Lapdock that turns the smartphone into a laptop when you attach it to the again of the Lapdock:
The idea right here is that the smartphone has enough performance to act as a notebook and by placing it in the Lapdock you will get exactly this. The thing that actually comes about is that the smartphone fires up up an application called Webtop, that powers the display of the Lapdock. The Lapdock has no separate OS; the Webtop app offers a PC-like FireFox browser including support for Flash.
As a result, you receive a relatively competent laptop that can do about the same stuff as small laptops. It is also possible to enjoy videos and do other stuff you would count on from a normal netbook. It performs as a decent small notebook, albeit not an overly powerful one. The device is fairly big, not drastically smaller sized than the normal netbook or ultraportable. It weighs just over 2lbs and is about 1.4 cm thick. The display is eleven inches and the resolution 1366 x 768 pixels, which seems to be the standard these days. The integrated battery will remain alive for 8 to 10 hrs of use. There are also stereo speakers included plus 2 USB ports.
Its keyboard is backlit and looks like those you see on Sony Vaio notebooks. It provides full size keys and an ergonomically correct operating posture for the Atrix Lapdock. Beneath the keyboard is a standard track pad to manage the mouse pointer on the screen. This one has support for multi touch so you can scroll down websites by dragging two fingers across it. The Wetop GUI looks a great deal like the Mac OS, with animated program icons at the bottom of the screen. It also has regular application windows that you’re used to from a normal computer. Another attribute is that even if the Atrix is attached on the back of the display you can nevertheless use it by way of an application termed mobile view.
This is only the display on your phone but with full accessibility to all functions. The Atrix and Lapdock are not powerful enough to replace your regular computer. However, it’s nonetheless an incredible idea that displays the capabilities of the Motorola Atrix and the Linux-powered Android operating system. Sadly the dock for the Atrix is rather pricey. It will cost far more than the Atrix itself. At some point Motorola will supply all of their best smartphones with the Webtop app, so it seems that the manufacturer has confidence in the idea and will carry on to build on it further.