In case you use your laptop mostly stationary and you want to connect many peripheral devices such as printer, mouse, keyboard or external screens, a port replicator or a suitable docking station can be a very useful extension. As a result, the peripheral devices are no longer connected directly to the laptop and thus the common mess with all the cables can be avoided.
Found Port Replicators / Docking Stations
In the first place, the two differ in the way they are connected to the laptop. Port replicators are connected via USB, whereas docking stations have an internal interface. This means that the laptop can be connected quickly and easily with a docking stations. However, most docking stations are therefore not compatible with each other and are limited to a specific laptop series. On the other hand, a port replicator would be a better choice for a workplace with different laptops.
Port replicators, that are connected via USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 form a third category, that unifies the advantages of the other two. Both connections are standardized and present on more and more notebooks and they also both have a high bandwidth. Therefore, they can easily be used to connect a plethora of USB-devices, card readers, LAN and so on without any problem. Additionally, these connection can also carry a DisplayPort signal, which allows for the connection of multiple high-resolution displays. USB Power-Delivery also allows you to charge the Notebook using only one cable. Additionally, many USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port replicators have an on/off button and therefore also allow you to use the notebook with the lid closed.
In general, the port replicator from IPC Computer perfectly fulfills main tasks of a port replicator or docking station. The workplace organization is facilitated. Due to the simple, modern design and the better organization of the numerous cables, the desk looks tidier than ever. All wishes are fulfilled in terms of specifications as well. One standout feature is the ability to connect two 4K monitors simultaneously. Most competing products only allow you to run one 4K screen. Alternatively, you can also use a 5K screen with the IPC port replicator. Furthermore, the two USB-C and four USB3.0 ports allow connecting a wide range of accessories.
With its multiple ports, the Dell Thunderbolt 3 Port Replicator allows you to connect up to 4 displays simultaneously. It also has twice the data transfer rate of 40Gbps compared to its predecessor, the Thunderbolt 2. The scope of delivery includes installation instructions, a 180W power supply and a plug that fits the power supply.
Solve limited connectivity quickly and safely with this port replicator and easily connect a mouse, printer, other USB devices. Mirror or extend your desktop to multiple external monitors.
With a USB-C port, not only do you not need an additional power adapter to run your notebook, you can even charge your battery with the existing port replicator. However, please note that a maximum power consumption of 100 watts is possible via the USB-C port. If your notebook has a higher power consumption, you will still need the notebook's power supply for operation.
This HP docking station has an integrated anti-theft device and also offers two different locking mechanism for theft protection. Adding onto that it also has a USB 3.0 port with a constant power supply which can charge mobile devices. The docking station is suitable e.g. for the HP EliteBook 750 G-Series or the ProBook 640 G2. Included in the scope of supply are a user manual as well as a 65Watt power supply.
If you want to extend the display from a tablet to external screens, you are well served with this port replicator. The laptop you want to connect has to have an USB-C output. On top of that, with this port replicator you can also connect your smartphone or tablet. In order for that to work, the mobile device must have a USB-C port and must support the function to duplicate the display.