Sony Laptop Docking Stations
Connect your Sony laptop to an external monitor or television set with ease with a Sony Laptop docking station. There are various models available, but all work in much the same way. Once the docking station is connected to a screen it's as simple as placing your laptop onto it. Whether you have footage or photos on your laptop that you want to show off on your TV, or you want to make use of a screen for meetings, a docking station offer an easy solution.
The type of docking station varies with its design. A 'replicator' offers more ports and that's it, whereas a full desk docking station usually includes battery charging and extra storage in addition to the bonus ports. A portable station is a smaller, lighter version with fewer features, designed to be mobile like the laptop. Most will have a number of connectors from VGA to HDMI and even USB. Some will even have built in fans to keep your laptop cool.
Everything from your external hard drive to your smartphone plug into USB ports. With so many things plugging into USB ports extras are always welcome, if not actively sought after.
A lot of people use docking stations to temporarily turn their laptops into desktops. With this in mind, there are docking stations with ethernet ports allowing you to switch easily from Wifi to a cabled connection, which is generally faster and more reliable.
A monitor for your laptop is a nice touch, especially if your laptop lacks the large, detailed displays of many high-end gaming laptops. Even better is a docking station that can handle multiple monitors. Ideal for designers and coders, this option means that you can essentially set up a home studio powered entirely by your laptop.