Universal Laptop Docking Station prides its super speed and enables you to connect up to two additional monitors and nine accessories through a single USB cables. The docking station includes the very latest drivers and firmware for compatibility with Windows 10 and earlier. Features two graphic ports a HDMI port and a DVI-I port that has VGA adapters for extending your Windows desktop to external monitors, a Gigabit Ethernet port, audio input/output, two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports.
To whom, and where it is used for:
1) Works great with the surface Pro 2 (running windows 8.1).The surface Pro lack of ports is a real problem when used as a desktop machine.
2) Universal Laptop Docking Station is setup for a worker who isn’t computer savvy, it works flawlessly without headaches or glitches.
3) You can use it for a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro ultra-book with Windows 8.1.
4).If you want 3 displays monitor set up but your graphic card can only support 2 then you can get this one to get the third monitor to come on board.
5). Gives you the luxury of using a full-sized cable as well as a keyboard for much less, It costs half as much as Microsoft docking stations.
6).Good for the office to connect it to monitors, laser printer, speakers, wireless mouse. Plug in the one USB cable and you are connected to everything in your office.
7) Allows you to share monitors, mice, keyboards with two window systems (laptop and desktop)
8). Perfect for conference rooms so you don’t need to keep a group of different cable
Why it is worth to buy:
1) Full support for Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 and Legacy XP systems.
Most USB monitors will disappoint you because some are sluggish others are a little ‘laggy’ but not this one. The Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking station will drive all your monitors with great ease. Windows 10, 8.1, 7 and XP drivers can be automatically installed by Windows update or can be downloaded from Plugable.
2) Super speed
The Universal Laptop Docking Station provides super speed 5Gps link from your PC to dual video, gigabit Ethernet, input/output and two 3.0 ports.
The additional USB ports are very handy and the added network speed of the UD-3900’S GB Ethernet jack is an extra icing in the cake. Ethernet through the USB 3.0 docking station is very fast with all the other traffic going on but requires full duplex network infrastructure.
The Universal Laptop Docking Station loads very fast, like 1 plug in the laptop and the displays and everything kick on immediately as if you had plugged them into a HDMI port. You plug exactly one cord into a USB port and have instant access to all your peripherals with no delays. No absurd waiting for the unit to register the device.
3) Great display
The resolution is amazing.25640 by1440 on a single HDMI port and 1920 by 1200 on DVI/VGA port. Ethernet supports 10/100/1000Mbs speed output available. You will not have frame rate issues using the monitors through the pluggable even while watching Netflix or Youtube. The frame rate on the monitors are as smooth as if it was directly plugged directly into a VGA or DVI port on the computer itself.
The display consistency of Pluggable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station and other docking stations greatly depends on how much traffic the other components are handling at a given time.
One will undock and re-dock the laptop several times while it’s powered on and not have display problems. When you undock the laptop everything cleanly shows up on the laptop monitor, when you re-dock open programs split between the primary display and secondary display depending on your default configuration.
4) Well designed
Universal Laptop Docking Station is well made and balanced, stays upright pretty easily. Other attachments that sit vertically with multiple connections have the tendency to move around on the desk due to the pulling of the connected cables. This 3.0 USB docking station appears just to have enough mass to prevent this from happening.
5) Works seamlessly
Universal Laptop Docking Station single cable is all you need when you have few USB ports. You hook it to expand the Surface Pro to everything needed at the desk. Docking and undocking is seamless, takes about two seconds to sort itself out.
The software/driver is quite easy to obtain and install from their website. Once you upload the drives USB 2 and 3 work very well, the screens have a very satisfactory lack of lag or tearing and do not flicker or blink
6) Excellent Customer Service
Plugable go through their customers reviews and if you posted an issue concerning the docking station on your review they will contact you to help solve the problem either by offering you suggestions on how to rectify the device or offer you a replacement if it is faulty. Plugable have excellent and unprompted customer services, you can always rely on them whenever you are facing problems with your device.
Before getting the unit, Plugable sends you an email with a link on the latest drivers and contact information in case you have problems.
Conclusive & Recommendation
The Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows From Plugable USB 3.0 is top notch, the price is excellent and the performance is way better than factory docks. What more can you ask for? You will get and continually get a lot of use/value for the money you pay to for this docking station. I am not sure what higher priced docking stations could provide that is not provided in the Plugable UD-3900.You will be completely satisfied with this purchase. I highly recommend this docking station.
The reviews here are deducted from its verified purchase and I am pleased to say a very huge percentage were satisfied with the purchase.