ACP50US Targus Universal Laptop Docking Station - with Video

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Not bad

by Rick on 5/25/2013

For use with older operating systems. If you use it on a new system - all of the functions will not work. Have to install drivers - which is a little confusing.

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Doesn't work with anything beyond Vista

on 7/29/2013

I was unable to use the docking station for what I intended but I am going to try it on an old Vista laptop and see if it has value there.

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Product Overview

The Targus Universal Notebook Docking Station with Video is the first USB based docking station with true video output capabilities. This "One Touch" interface allows users to quickly and easily connect to an external monitor, keyboard, Ethernet, mouse, printer, speakers or other devices in a matter of seconds. This product is also the first docking station to allow users to connect through a single USB connection. The Universal Docking Station provides greater flexibility to commercial users and consumers because it is not notebook platform dependent. It provides a low cost alternative to traditional OEM docking stations and port replicators.

When the notebook is placed on top of the docking station, its unique shape provides a more comfortable typing position and allows for better cooling of the notebook. Another factor unique to Targus’ Docking Station is the "Always On" capability. A button on the back of the device allows two of the four USB ports to always have power, whether the notebook is powered down or in sleep mode. This allows USB devices plugged into the docking station to continually have power or to recharge. A great use for the "Always On" feature is to continuously charge devices such as mice, phones or PDAs. Targus’ four USB ports are also adapter friendly, meaning they are spaced twice as far apart as typical to allow any size of adapter to be plugged into the port.


Manufacturer Targus
Mfg Part# ACP50US-A1
SKU 209176684
Uniquely Designed for Comfort and Cooling: Raised notebook platform improves airflow and convection cooling
"One touch" connection to notebook and tablet PCs: Simply plug in a USB cable and have your keyboard, monitor/LCD and other external devices connected to your notebook
True Video Support: Connect your monitor or LCD directly to the docking station; no additional cable connection required
Plug and Play Connectivity: Automatically recognizes new USB devices when plugged in without rebooting
Enhanced USB Ports
- Power Ports: Two power ports provide twice as much power (1,000 mA) as standard USB ports - Always On: Power ports remain powered even when notebook is shut down or disconnected (perfect for recharging mice, phones and other devices)
- Adapter Friendly USB Ports: USB ports are double spaced to accommodate larger adapters Power ports remain powered even when notebook is shut down or disconnected (perfect for recharging mice, phones and other devices)
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