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How do I choose a docking station?

When choosing a docking station, consider which devices you want to connect to the dock. In addition, it's important to look at the connectors on your laptop itself. How exactly are you going to connect it? In this article, you'll read exactly what to look for during your search for a suitable docking station.

When do I need a docking station?

Monitors docking station laptop

You can use a docking station if you have a fixed workplace and don't feel like working with cables every time. You can connect all your peripherals to a docking station, such as monitors, your mouse, and a keyboard. You connect everything to the docking station once and afterward, all you have to do is put your laptop in and out of the dock.

Which ports do you need?

Ports

In your search for the right docking station, it's good to think about the peripherals that you want to connect. Do you want to connect multiple screens to your laptop? If so, choose a laptop docking station with multiple ports for transferring video, such as an HDMI port and a DisplayPort. Do you also want wired internet on your laptop and, for example, be able to read an SD card? Consider a laptop dock with an SD card reader and an Ethernet port.

Docking stations for MacBooks

Docking station MacBooks

For MacBooks, special docking stations with Thunderbolt are made that match the color and design of Apple products. This way, practical use and appearance are combined. If you have a MacBook Pro, consider a docking station with two USB-C plugs. This way, you can securely click the dock into your MacBook.

Business docking stations

Business docking station

At the office, a docking station helps you connect your 2 monitors and all other peripherals to your laptop. After all, you want to start the morning at the office with a cup of coffee and not with a cable hassle. The only thing you have to do in the morning is click your laptop or connect to the docking station and you can immediately start checking your agenda and mailbox.


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