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How to choose a docking station that suits you

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Author : PURPLELEC
Update time : 2023-08-30 11:23:02
  A good docking station can improve the quality of office work. But with a bad dock, it can backfire. Therefore, it is very important to choose a high-quality docking station. Today I will teach you a few ways to help you choose the one that suits you best.
  1. Confirmation of docking station interface
  The interface types of the docking station are generally USB-A interface and Type-C interface, which depends on what device you want to use. Confirm the interface of the device you are using before purchasing.
  Don't want the device to support the Type-C port, but end up buying a docking station with the USB-A port, which is completely unusable.
  2. Determine the purchase purpose
  The large docking station can have twelve sockets, DP video port, USB port, HDMI port, fast charge port, Gigabit Ethernet port, SD/TF card reader slot, 3.5mm port and so on.
  Some sockets may not be used by most people. So when choosing, you only need to choose what you will use. For example: DP video port and HDMI video port are a function, if the display at home is HDMI port, then DP port can be abandoned. Another example is the SD/TF card reader slot, which is often used by people who take pictures. If you don’t have this requirement, you can give it up.
  In fact, the USB ports, fast charging ports, and video ports (DP/HDMI) that we really use most often are related to the actual usage scenarios. Like the video port (DP/HDMI), it will be commonly used in conference room office and home theater. The USB port also needs to plug in products such as U disk, keyboard and mouse. A fast charging port is a must, allowing us to play with the computer while charging without worrying about power outages.
  3. Seeking higher quality
  Although many docking stations support functions such as USB ports, fast charging ports, and video ports, the experience provided by different standard sockets is completely different.
  For example, the USB port is based on the 3.0 protocol, which can support a transfer rate of up to 5Gbps. The fast charging port supports PD100W power supply. If it is equipped with the same 100W charger, it can fully charge the MacBook 2020 to 100% in 1.5 hours. The video port is HDMI, which supports 4K@30Hz high-definition resolution, making the projection screen clearer.
  In addition to the three points mentioned above, you can also pay attention to the compatibility of the docking station and the quality of product appearance. It is not recommended to buy expensive ones blindly. Some interfaces may not be used at all, so there is no need to buy them. The main thing is to start from the fundamental needs, focus on interface functions, quality, etc., and filter in order.