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“There is one thing about using laptops, which I think is a universal fact. And that is – whether you intend to take it with you while being on the move, or just leave it at home, you want nothing short of the best experience that you can derive out of it.
And if you ever wanted to get the maximum out of your laptop; especially when at home, then using a docking station with your system to multiple monitors and a wide variety of peripherals with extra USB ports can be an amazing experience.
Now, depending on what you need, you can easily find a dock that will output to dual HD monitors over standard USB, or look for more expensive docks that has got other functionalities, such as, support for USB Type-C and for 4K monitors- which will work just well with your current laptop and the next one.
Like the idea? If yes, then checking out the Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV Docking Station with Power is an act that you just cannot avoid. I recently got my hands on to this beautiful monster that changed the way I have done my setup at home, using my laptop with my 5.1 creative speakers, an LG 18 inch screen (which came with my old PC), my cable TV setup and few other peripherals.
From the first look, this one would not look much – say thanks to its slick and chic design that differentiates it from the bulkier options that are available in the market. But that is all that will give you – not so technical ideas!
Not only it has the ability to charge several models of laptops, but has dual video ports (DVI and HDMI) that support resolutions up to 2,048×1,152, two always-on USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and a cable-locking slot on one end, alongside one of the USB 3.0 ports. What you would also find, is a pair of 3.5mm audio jacks that are housed on one end, along with the fourth of the USB 2.0 ports.
The best part of this docking station by Targus is the integrated universal laptop charging (patent pending), that is compatible with most 90W PC laptops. The universal power tips are conveniently stored inside the dock for quick and easy access with each socket easily identifiable, which brand it is compatible with – via alphabetic marking.
The two high-powered USB ports, provide you with that extra power and much to your liking, stay on even when you disconnect it from your laptop, which means one simple fact – it offers you more-more-more and more!
I successfully was able to display the PC’s extended desktop at full HD 1080p via the HDMI on a 36″ widescreen TV, as the laptop screen kept running at the maximum resolution – with no real change or issue that I could figure out.