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What to avoid when looking for a laptop docking station There are a handful of proprietary docking stations for laptops that are designed specifically for one particular model or a lineup of products by a certain manufacturer. While they might be a better fit, form factor wise, they are not the best solutions in the long run. As your laptop ages and you start thinking about selling it, you would also need to sell the proprietary docking station since you would have no use keeping it. Proprietary docking stations are typically much more expensive than universal docking stations but don’t keep their value over time because the lineup that they are made for, will eventually become obsolete, and so will their proprietary peripherals. While proprietary docking stations seem like a more attractive option, if you decide to opt out of the brand or even wish to upgrade your laptop model, the docking station will become valueless. Universal docking stations Universal docking stations are the way to go if you want to make an investment to help your current and future laptop offer more than what it does. You might still wonder about how to choose a docking station for your laptop, especially when you are unsure of the specific qualities you need. Continue reading to find out! Stationary vs. portable docking stations Universal docking stations typically come in two forms: stationary and portable. While portable docking stations are typically lighter and easier to carry around, they offer less ports and many may not offer any ports that have charging capability. Stationary docking stations, on the other hand, offer more ports and charging capabilities, but are too heavy to move around on a constant basis.

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