While the Motorola Lapdock and Webtop interface may have been discontinued, $49.99 for a brand new portable HDMI display, keyboard, and trackpad is still a deal that leaves our head scratching.
AT&T is selling off their remaining supply of Lapdock 100’s at the fire sale price of $49.99, with free shipping. These units appear to be brand new, albeit old stock. While the listing says it is “for the Atrix 2” – these appear to be standard Lapdock 100 units. In addition to their hackability, these can be used with any Webtop-era phone, except for the original Motorola Atrix.
Combined with recent Jelly Bean updates, some of those older Webtop phones may find new life with this pairing… the ability to take an old Motorola smartphone, and for $50 have a laptop with Google Now, Google Keep, and autonomous turn-by-turn GPS is a compelling offering. It holds potential for in-car use with GPS as well.
We do expect this one to sell out quickly though, so act fast to snap up one or two. The $50 price point was standard for these as refurbished (or badged-as-refurbished) overstock sales, but we’ve only see the Lapdock 100 at this price brand new once before, when Verizon Wireless stores sold off their remaining supply.
Unlike the Verizon deal though, which was at retail stores only, AT&T appears to have had stores recall their stock back to AT&T corporate, which means they are probably burning off all their units online at once, in one big fire sale.