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    I ordered my Bionic last night. CANT FREAKING WAIT! And I just went to the VZW store today. (Long story why I couldn't just buy the phone there.) And I was looking at the laptop dock, and it looks pretty sweet. However I was thinking about just selling my laptop since all I use it for these days is web browsing anyway. Anybody here already have the dock or have messed with it more than I have to know if its pretty fast or if its not worth it?

    Also I cant find the laptop dock online ANYWHERE. Any idea why? I was hoping to find it on ebay or something for a bit cheaper.
     

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    It will prob be a matter of time, but since it is fairly new it is not surprising it is not on E-Bay
     
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    I purchased it and returned it. It had phenomenal build quality, but $300 for just a browser is a bit much. Very little room for customization right now. Maybe if it mirrored the phone in landscape or if you could add Widgets, but I purchased a net book and tether now. Additionally, the HD dock accomplishes the same interface to an external monitor at a third of the cost.
     
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    It does mirror the phone display onto the screen. You can then manually change the orientation of the display and even make it full screen.

    I have the $30 webtop adapter app and that's how it works.
     
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    Does the HD dock use HDMI? Does it come with an adapter to DVI or anything? Also how would you hook up a keyboard?
     
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    It has three USB ports. You can attache a keyboard and mouse with USB cables.

    It has no provision for attaching to a real PC.

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    HD Dock uses Micro HDMI.

    You can buy and HDMI to DVI adapter.

    Use this Cable to connect to the dock:
    6inch 34AWG High Speed w/ Ethernet Micro-HDMI Male (Type D) to HDMI Female (Type A) Adapter Cable - Black - Monoprice.com

    Use this adapter plugged into that cable:
    HDMI Male to DVI-D Single Link Female Adapter - Monoprice.com

    Then use your own DVI cable or if you need one get one from here:
    Video Cables - DVI - Monoprice.com


    As for a keyboard and mouse, you can use a Bluetooth or USB keyboard, and a Bluetooth or USB mouse. The dock has 3 standard sized USB ports.
     
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    Thanks guys! I will probably go with the HD Dock to see how it works. But I think once the price comes down a bit on the laptop dock I might wanna go out and get that as well.


    As for the thing not being around anywhere... I realize its new and all so I understand that it's not on ebay but shouldn't it be on Motorola's site? Or was it manufactured by someone else?
     
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    Ok so I just looked at Motorola's site again today and they do have the Lapdock on there now. You just can't order it from them yet.
     
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    People are aware that the lapdock price is an issue. The parts are generally good quality - is driving up price.
     
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    I have the lapdock and it is awesome. The browser is fast in wifi and 4G. Not too bad in 3G. I definitely think the $300 was worth. Everyone may not agree but I am glad I got it. Without the docks the Bionic is just another Android phone. With the docks the phone is truly a Bionic. If you can spare the $300 get the lapdock.
     
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