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How to pick a docking station?

Why should I consider a docking station?
If you like to have additional features that a laptop doesn’t provide, then a docking station can save you a lot of hassle when connecting and disconnecting your computer. They can be especially helpful if you use your computer for work and need to bring it into the office every day.
Other than spending a few minutes reconnecting your PC peripherals, you can simply place your laptop on the docking station and have the experience of a desktop.
For those who use their laptop for work, a docking station can be helpful by providing a desktop experience without paying additional money for a larger computer. With multiple devices attached, a docking station cuts down on the number of cables needed and makes for a cleaner desk, too.

QGeeM 12 in 1 docking station
What laptop docking station is right for me?
Finding the right docking station will depend a lot on the make and model of your laptop. If you have a laptop, then you will need to find an laptop docking station that is designed specifically for your computer. Once you have done some research into which options are available for the model you have, you can make a choice based on price, size, and the features it offers.
You will want to consider what you plan to use your laptop for, too. If you need monitors for multi-tasking, then make sure the docking station you are looking at has space for more than one. The ultimate decision will come down to the function you see your laptop having when you have it in a stationary position.

1 comment
by Chris Emery on March 24, 2020

I have a 2017 13in MacBook Air and have no usb c ports and two regular USB ports and a thunderbolt port so I need something to add usb c and HDMI and other ports. I just want a docking station without all kinds of adaptors to clutter up my work space

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