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Docking Stations vs. Port Replicators May 14, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Docking Station, Port Replicator.
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I noticed after my post about Docking Stations and Port Replicators that some people are searching for the difference between the two. It used to be that a Docking Station was a device that you put your laptop inside and it had a stand for a monitor above the dock.

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Technically, you might say that a Docking Station uses your laptop while the screen is closed showing the display on an external monitor while a Port Replicator uses your laptop with the screen open. These days they are all really Port Replicators so the terms are used interchangeably. I hope this explanation helps solve the issue.

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If you have any other questions about docks or replicators, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find some available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber

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Is It Time For A Docking Station Or Port Replicator? December 11, 2013

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Docking Station, Port Replicator.
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While most people buy a laptop with big plans, at least half will probably never even use their battery because the laptop will never move or get unplugged. For the rest of you, it may go everywhere you do. If you are like me, you have it plugged into everything in sight, keyboard, mouse, two monitors, bluetooth headeset, iPhone and more. Naturally, it is a big bother to disconnect when you leave the house or office. The solution for you is a docking station or port replicator.
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This desktop device allows you to plug everything into it and connect those things to the laptop by a single port that the laptop mounts on. There are a limited number of laptops that manufacturers have offered docking stations or port replicators for and usually only one version for each series. They will have all the ports on your laptop and then some.
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If your manufacturer did not offer a dock option, you will have to use a universal device that plugs into your USB port and offers limited port options.

If you have any other questions about docking stations or port replicators, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find some of these docks for your laptop available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber