Work from home is on the rise and everyone locking themselves inside to be safe, we think investing in a Work Station at home can be really beneficial. Having a clean environment is a necessary step for you to think straight and have a clear mind. Which will then directly translate into you working more efficiently, saving your time, and being happier in general. So if you are looking for something to help upgrade your Home Work Station, then look no further. In this list, we will cover the Best Cyber Monday Deals on Laptop Docking Stations that you can find right now, in 2020.
(For all those that do not know that what Docking Stations are)
Laptop Docking Stations are pieces of equipment that can help increase the functionality and usability of your laptops.
These Docking Stations provide you the opportunity to connect your laptops to an external monitor, or simply, with other peripherals; such as keyboards, mice, headsets, etc.
These come in handy in the following situations:
- When you don’t want everything to be directly connected to your laptop and want a clean setup.
- When you need to connect multiple different peripherals to your laptop but do not have the ports on your laptop.
Best Laptop Docking Stations (Cyber Monday 2020) for Laptops
1. Dell Universal Dock D6000
Coming in at only 340grams and with a 1-year warranty, the Dell D6000 is a powerful universal choice as a Docking Station for any laptop that you might have.
D6000 allows you to connect either one 5K display or two 4K displays at the same time and gives you a speaker output too. Meaning, you could, with the Dock, multitask without all the wires crowding your workstation up.
In order to increase compatibility and functionality, Dell also gives you both a C-Type port and a USB 3.0 port so that you won’t need to get any extra cables either.
2. EUASOO Docking Station
This Docking Station by EUASOO was made for both Windows and MacBook laptops. And so as that was kept in mind, EUASOO offers equal features for whatever Operating System you choose to use.
EUASOO goes one step further and offers compatibility to 3 external displays at the same time for users both on Windows or Mac. And if you can get two different hosts at the same time, you can connect an extra external display.
You can enjoy these displays at up to 4K resolution and in order to make things easy for you, you don’t need to download any specific drivers either.
3. Surface Dock 2
Surface Dock 2 is not the most compatible Docking Station on the list as Microsoft allowed it to connect with only Surface Laptops. But this was included on the list due to the massive discount that you can find on this Laptop Dock.
If you do have a Surface Device, this can be an amazing option for you to go for. This device offers both Fast Charging and up to a 4K display at 60 hertz. Other than these, you also get the basic functions such as a port for your mouse, keyboard, and a headphone jack.
4. Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock
The Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock is a great choice to go for, especially if you are a student. As you can then get an extra discount on top of the Cyber Monday one.
The Thunderbolt 3 offers a Universal Dock option meaning you can connect devices of any brand and make them a desktop right at your home.
The Dock offers charging options, multiple ports as well as the opportunity to connect external displays with a resolution up to 4K. And as a bonus you also get, Network Manageability, Wake-on-Lan, and Mac address pass through.
5. Plugable Docking Station
This Docking Station by Plugable is one of the inexpensive options even before the Cyber Monday deals. Though you don’t get as much power as with some of the other Docks on this list, you still do get a good value deal.
The Plugable offers you connectivity through both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports as well as the opportunity to connect 2 external displays.
But keep in mind that this device is not for Apple or Surface users. So go for this if you do have a Windows laptop and you get an overall good Docking Station with 2 years of warranty.
6. CalDigit TS3 Dock
CalDigit offers you their TS3 Dock in two different orientations. So depending on your room, you can place the TS3 in either a Vertical or a Horizontal format.
The TS3 also is a universal Dock giving you the opportunity to connect with both Mac and Windows devices using the Docks 15 different ports. CalDigit has further optimized the Dock for faster transmission of Pictures too.
So you can load up the images from your laptop to the Dual Extended 4K displays and edit them while the TS3 charges your laptop. All seamlessly and without excessive wires.
7. Dell D3100 Docking Station
The Dell D3100 is another Universal Docking Station that is compatible with all the different brands of Laptops out there.
As Dell offers two Docking Stations you find a lot of similarities between their models. The Difference between the D6000 and the D3100 is that the D3100 is a comparatively inexpensive and smaller version of the Docking Stations offered by Dell.
So you get the same features as the D6000 but just a bit dialed down. Meaning you get a number of ports as well as the option to connect an external Display too. The D3100 is a reliable option if your needs aren’t a lot. If they are, we would recommend going for the Dell D6000 Dock.
8. TOTU 13-in-1 Dock
The TOTU 13-in-1 Dock is the upgraded version being offered by TOTU right now. This Dock is not the most powerful on the list but if you are looking for a small piece of device to decrease the disarray of wires on your workstation while having all the functionality of comparatively bigger Dock Stations, this can turn out to be a good choice for you.
You get Ultra High Data Syncing between your devices, wider compatibility with all the brand’s thanks to Type C, SD Card Reader, and HDMI ports for you to connect up to 3 External Displays.
Though, the highest resolution you’ll be able to get is only 1080p so keep that in mind.
9. StarTech Docking Station
This Laptop Docking Station by StarTech is another edition in the small Docking stations but powerful department. With the StarTech you get a relatively expensive Dock for a great value thanks to the Cyber Monday Deal on it right now.
You get an automatic Driver setup on your computer as soon as you connect the StarTech Dock. You also get two operation modes that you can switch between using a physical switch. The two modes are 4K resolution with 30fps or 1080p with a higher frame rate. With 4K you get USB 2.0 transfer speeds while with the 1080p, you get faster 3.0 USB speeds.
You also get maximized compatibility with all Window and Mac Laptops.
10. Kensington SD7000 Dock
The Kensington SD7000 might not be for everyone out there as it is only offered for Surface laptops. But, for all those that do fall in the Surface Environment, the Kensington SD7000 is a good option to buy.
The SD7000 allows you to have 4K Dual external monitors connected with your surface device. Though if you don’t have external monitors, you can use the SD7000 as a separate Surface holder. Allowing you to adjust the Surface in two different variations.
And with the rest of the options/ports, you really do get the opportunity to turn your Surface devices into a full-blown Work Station.