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Do docking stations make a laptop faster?

Do docking stations make a laptop faster?

The answer is yes, but not in the way you might think. A docking station doesn’t actually improve the speed of your computer. It expands its capabilities by adding ports and slots. You might want to use an external monitor, keyboard and mouse when using your laptop on a desk or table — and when traveling, you can plug them into the docking station’s ports.

Docking stations aren’t just for convenience: They can also improve your productivity by keeping all your peripherals organized. If you have multiple monitors connected to your docking station, for example, you’ll be able to spread out your work across more screens than just one screen on your laptop alone.

There are two basic types of docks: desktop and laptop docks. Desktop docks connect to monitors and other peripherals through regular cables and offer power for charging laptops that aren’t plugged in already. Laptop docks look like an external monitor with a hinge at one end so that it can fold back against the base when not in use — it also contains slots for plugging in devices such as headphones or external hard drives if needed.

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Last modified: August 9, 2022

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