What Is a Docking Station?
A docking station – also known as a port replicator - lets you access multiple peripherals quickly and easily from your laptop, allowing you to stay on the move while still having the same hardware access you can get from a desktop PC.
What Are the Advantages of a Laptop Docking Station?
Peripheral devices can be connected permanently to the docking station. Your laptop can be connected and disconnected quickly and easily, saving you the time and nuisance involved in plugging and unplugging multiple cables.
You can use your docking station to attach your laptop to:
In fact, any piece of hardware that you can attach to a desktop computer. Being able to tap in or out of this quickly with your laptop means you get access to peripherals without losing any of the mobility of having a laptop computer.
Laptop docking stations are ideal for anyone who has to take their work with them wherever they go. You can have a docking station set up at home or at the office, allowing you to sit down at your desk and have access to printers, scanners and other hardware in a matter of moments.
Can I Buy a Docking Station from Dell?
Dell have produced docking stations for most of their laptop models. However, all Dell docking stations have been discontinued and it is impossible to buy a docking station directly from Dell. Hardware Spares stock a range of Dell laptop docking stations at competitive prices. If you can’t find the Dell docking station you require on our find a Dell part page, contact us or click on the 'Live Chat' button above to talk directly to one of our Dell spares specialists.