Docking Station For Laptops
For me, a docking station for laptops was the the very next thing I bought after paying for my notebook computer. I wanted one because it will allow me to use my portable computer as a desktop computer.
In general, a docking station for laptop is a unit that has a wide variety of ports and connections that allow your notebook to connect with almost any computer peripherals that are used on a desktop machine.
They are simple to use, and are designed to fit on the base of your unit or are connected using a USB.
Once docked, adding peripherals such as a full sized keyboard or a flat screen monitor is simple and quick.
In addition, a better docking station for laptop will have plenty of ports, you can connect your printer, external mouse, and even a modem.
Top of the line units have great bells and whistles, such as integrated stereo speakers and slots to fit both a HDD or CD/RW drive.
Perhaps the best point of using one is that you can quickly connect and disconnect your notebook from the docking station without having to mess with any of the wires and connections.
If you are thinking of buying one, several brands have them, such as HP, Dell, Targus, Lenovo and Toshiba.
You can choose to get one that is the same brand as your laptop. But, you can always decide on a universal laptop docking station that is designed to work with any laptop that has a USB slot.