In one of our previous articles, we fully covered the benefits of docking stations and their most important features. As we discussed in that article, these devices can offer more compatibility and freedom of choice to your workplace and significantly improve your work experience, whether you work from home or an office. In this article, we will help you become familiarized with some great docking station options available in the market by introducing two of Targus’ best universal docking stations and discussing their features.
Dock 190 is one of the best docking stations in the market for a reason. It contains two display ports (DP 1.2) and two HDMI ports (HDMI 2.0) which support either two video outputs with 4K Ultra High-Definition quality or a single video output in 5K quality.
Dock 190 offers one USB 3.2 Gen one Type-C port, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (one of which comes with fast charging), one Gigabit Ethernet port, and one 3.5mm jack for audio in and audio out (works with headphones, earphones, speakers, microphones, and more). Also, you will find a one-meter USB-C detachable host cable (C/M to C/M) and a USB-C to USB-A host adapter in the docking station’s box.
Using this docking station, you can extend your laptop or PC screen to up to two more 4K screens simultaneously, regardless of whether your device connects to the dock through a USB-A or USB-C port.
Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 and other DisplayPort Alt Modes are also compatible with this Targus universal docking station, making it possible for this device to work with both Windows PC and macOS. So, you will almost never have compatibility problems or struggle with connection complexities.
Moreover, the elegant design and the black color of this docking station means that it can easily blend in any modern workplace!
Dock 190 features Universal Power Delivery (which can charge up your devices regardless of whether they use USB-A, USB-C, etc.) up to 100W for USB-C devices and 90W for USB-A (suitable for legacy devices’ power charging).
In terms of security, Dock 190 has an integrated Kensington lock slot, providing a standard security lock to safeguard the docking station. This dock is also compatible with the Targus VESA Mount, which makes it possible for you to mount your docking station on the back of your monitor. The mount is not included in the box, so you must purchase it separately if you wish to use it. Finally, like most Targus products, Dock 190 comes with three years of limited warranty.
Dock 180 is like Dock 190 in many ways. Like the latter, this dual 4k Targus docking station provides display support at 4K UHD and 60 frames per second for two displays simultaneously through its two DisplayPorts and two HDMI ports. In addition to that, you have the option to use only one of the DisplayPorts and benefit from 5K display quality.
Regarding the number of ports, this universal Targus docking station is also like Dock 190; it contains four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (one of which supports fast charging), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C device port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The 1-meter USB-C to host cable and USB-C to USB-A host adapter are also included with this model.
Targus Dock 180 works with both Windows PC and macOS and is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and other DisplayPort Alt Modes. This model also features the same amount of security with an integrated lock slot as Targus Dock 190.
The key difference between this model and Dock 190 is that Dock 180 has Power Delivery 2.0 with up to 60W charging rather than 100/90W charging. Moreover, it has an ergonomic, slanted design and features passive cooling, which makes it a perfect Targus docking station for laptops.
Those who work a lot with their laptop will not go wrong with this model. Apart from laptops, this docking station is compatible with most Android tablets as well. It is also worth mentioning that Dock 180 has three years of the limited warranty as well.
Docking stations can substantially change and improve your workplace by giving you the freedom to customize or extend your work setup. And these two Targus docking stations are among the best options that can make this happen. Supporting the highest qualities for screen displays and featuring a wide range of various ports, Dock 190 and Dock 180 will not come short in any way.
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