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  • Docking stations: Combining the best of laptops and desktops

    Posted on August 23rd, 2020 at 21:00 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    HARDWARE

    By Lincoln Spector

    Do you know anyone who uses a desktop PC anymore? Not sure I do. Laptops have plenty of power, and you can take them anywhere.

    But they also have limitations. For example, most portables’ keyboards still feel somewhat cramped and slow, compared to a good standalone model — especially for anyone with large hands. Moreover, laptop screens are relatively small and there’s only one. Many newer portables no longer include an Ethernet port — always a faster and more reliable network connection than Wi-Fi. In fact, most of today’s ultra-portable machines have just one or two ports.

    The solution? Buy a multi-port docking station.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.33.0 (2020-08-24).