Best Laptop Docking Stations

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Whether you take your laptop everywhere or always leave it in the house, you want to have the best possible experience when your machine is sitting on your desk. With a universal dock, you can attach your system to multiple monitors and a wide variety of peripherals with extra USB ports. Depending on your needs, you can find budget docks that will output to dual HD monitors over standard USB, or more expensive docks that have support for USB Type-C and for 4K monitors that will work not only with your current laptop, but also your next one. If you only need a few extra ports, consider a USB Type-C hub. And take a look at our ports guide to learn about all of the ports out there and which ones you need.

Check out our guide to USB Type-C accessories for more deals. Using Thunderbolt 3? Be sure to check out our explainer, as well as our ranking of the top Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market. If you need some 4K content for those new monitors you're powering, check out our suggestions here.

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Andrew E. Freedman
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Andrew joined in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds a M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter @FreedmanAE.
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  • Steve Says:

    First, big fan of the site. Unfortunately I just had a disappointing experience with the Plugable UD-ULTCD. When it worked it was fantastic. But then the unit would crash and recover, but not recognize connected devices until a hard reboot. The folks at Plugable where great and offered what help they could but we couldn't find a solution. This followed a previous experience a few months back with a number of difficulties using a Dell WD15. Both were running off a Dell XPS 13 9350. Still looking for a dual monitor dock with 4K capability. Thanks for the article.

  • johny Says:

    I think that this is a really helpful and awesome review.

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