We offer 2 models of Universal Docking Station, and often get questions about which one to buy. Here’s a side-by-side comparison. Let us know if you have any questions!
Both enable adding an extra monitor, speakers, and other devices to any brand of laptop (no more expensive proprietary docks!) with a single USB cable to dock and undock.
If you’re a user of Windows Multipoint Server or Userful Multiseat Linux, these same docks can also act as a low-cost USB terminal to enable many users to share one computer.
|Product||Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client||Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station|
|Host Interface||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Graphics||DisplayLink DL-125||DisplayLink DL-165|
|Resolution||Up to 1440×900 or 1280×1024||Up to 1920×1080 or 1600×1200|
|Video Interface||VGA||DVI or VGA with adapter (included)|
|Free USB ports||2||4|
|Ethernet||No||10/100 Base–T Ethernet RJ-45|
|Audio||1 ea. 3.5mm stereo Headphone and stereo Microphone Jack||1 ea. 3.5mm stereo Headphone and stereo Microphone Jack|
|Power||USB bus powered (devices share 0.5A)||2.5A External Power Supply (included)|
|Special features||Includes both VESA mount for back of monitor, and desktop mount; includes extra-long 5 meter USB cable; Eliminates clutter with a single USB cable delivering both power and data to the dock — the trade-off is the 2 free ports have enough power for wired keyboard, mouse, or self-powered devices only||Separate power adapter enables daisy-chaining, charging, and connection of devices which require maximum bus power|
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