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  • 19/05/2022

Dell laptop docking station buyer’s guide

The Dell E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator for E Series Latitudes is a girthy bit of kit, and not as nice to look at compared to some of the newer Dell docking stations on this list, however, what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in functionality and value for money, and it’s not even that heavy.

Dell laptop docking station buyer’s guide

It supports five USB ports in total (2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0) as well a VGA socket, 2x DisplayPort and even 2x DVI-D ports. This is not to mention the whopping number of other peripheral ports available, the RJ-45 Ethernet socket, and the 3.5mm audio jack.

To power all these potential devices, the Dell E-Port Plus Advanced has its own dedicated 240W power supply.

The only real downside of this machine is the relative lack of compatibility with a wide number of laptops. As the name suggests it’s designed with the Dell E Series laptops in mind, though is compatible with a range of others, just not as many as we’d like. Make sure you double-check in the product listing to check if your laptop will work in conjunction.