Best laptop docking stations

By Afrah Khan | Published on 27 Aug 2020
Best laptop docking stations

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With every passing day, laptops are getting thinner and lighter. But to achieve that manufacturers are cutting down on ports to ensure the least thickness possible. As a result, people lose out on the connectivity that a laptop can offer. The solution to this problem is simple – you can buy a docking station. However, without any knowledge or proper research, you might end up with something that is not good at all. So, to help you out, given below is a list of some attention-worthy docking stations available on Amazon. Note that these products have been curated based on their listed features.

Honeywell Type C Ultra Dock

When it comes to quality electronic equipment, Honeywell is a brand that you can bank on, and this product is the perfect example. This small piece of hardware is an 8-in-1 Type-C docking station with a detachable USB Type-C cable with hideaway storage. The dock consists of an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a VGA port, a USB Type-C port and an ethernet port to help you out with all your connectivity requirements. The HDMI port can display up to 4K resolution meanwhile the VGA cable supports up to 1080p only. Note that it’s also Thunderbolt 3 compatible. It weighs only half a kg and has a thickness of 2-cms only, ensuring easy portability.

NWARK Joie

Are you looking for a thin and light docking station for your laptop? Check out the NWARK Joie, which is a 5-in-1 docking station that converts your laptop’s USB Type-C port into five different ports including two USB 3.0 ports, a single HDMI port, an ethernet port and a USB Type-C port, making sure that all your connectivity needs are met. The HDMI port can deliver an output of 4K at 30Hz or 1080p at 60Hz, while the VGA can provide an output of 1080p at 30Hz. It’s also Thunderbolt 3 compatible, which means you get to experience faster data transfer when compared to conventional USBs. It weighs 239g and is slim enough that you can even carry it in your pocket without any issues. The docking station has a 2.5D aluminium unibody along with triple coated wires to prevent breakage, which makes it a perfect choice for you if you frequently drop your gadgets.

Lapcare Lap-C

If you’re looking for a dock that is small, lightweight and easy to carry around, then you should check this one out. The Lapcare Lap-C is a 4-in-1 docking station that expands the USB Type-C port on your laptop to four ports, which includes an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, a VGA port and a USB Type-C port.  Additionally, you don’t have to compromise on the USB Type-C port of your laptop as the dock also has one. The HDMI port can deliver a display up to 4K, and you can even use VGA and HDMI simultaneously (both at 1080p) according to your requirements. It measures 19 x 15 x 1-cmd and weighs around 250-grams, making it the perfect travel partner for your laptop.

HP Ultra Slim Dock 2013 (D9Y32AA#ABA)

HP is one of the oldest brands when it comes to computer hardware, and this product is the perfect example of the quality they deliver. The HP UltraSlim Dock 2013 is a sleek solution to expand the number of ports for HP’s EliteBook, ZBook and ProBook series. It has four USB 3.0 ports (which includes three regular USB 3.0 ports and one for charging), an ethernet port, two display ports 1.2, one VGA port and two 3.5mm jacks (with one line-in and one line-out). It weighs just 760g and has a thickness of 4.4-centimetres, making it portable enough to deserve a permanent spot in your bag the next time you go on a trip with your laptop.

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