A laptop docking station will revolutionize your work from home setup. See our favorites in the full review:
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The first Laptop Docking Station by Cable Matters is our Best of the Best pick:
Here are the pros. Doesn’t take up much space. Works as promised. Can handle dual monitors. Provides reliable power and charging. Does not need an extra charger. No problems connecting to a MacBook Pro but also works on Windows laptops.
Here are the cons. Does not offer as much power delivery as some other docking stations. The provided Thunderbolt 3 cable is not very long.
The BestReviews bottom line. A thin-line docking station that works as described, and allows you to hook up 2 additional monitors with an adapter.
We rated this Wavlink Laptop Docking Station as our Best Value pick:
Here are the pros. Provides 6 USB ports including both 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Compatible with Windows and Mac. 1080P HD display support. Includes Ethernet port. Sets up simply. A good value for a laptop docking station that can serve most users needs.
Here are the cons. Does not support Ultra High Definition 4K.
The BestReviews bottom line. An inexpensive docking station that extends the usability of your laptop effectively.
The next Laptop Docking Station by Microsoft is our third top pick:
Here are the pros. Allows you to hook up to a dual monitor output. Charges the Surface Pro 3 while docked. Allows you to extend the usability of your Surface Pro 3 as a home computer with more USB ports. Does not take up a lot of space on your desk. Has its own power cord.
Here are the cons. This is not a universal docking station and is designed for the Surface Pro only.
The BestReviews bottom line. A docking station to turn your Surface Pro into a desktop station.
We ranked this StarTech Laptop Docking Station as our fourth top pick:
Here are the pros. A simple way to add more ports to your laptop. Charges while you use it. Works with a variety of laptops. Includes an Ethernet RJ45 port. 2 USB 3.0 ports. Designed for editing video. Supports high speeds and resolutions, and dual display.
Here are the cons. Does not have as many ports as others for connecting peripheral devices.
The BestReviews bottom line. This docking station allows you to extend the usability of your MacBook Pro or Windows compatible laptop.
This Laptop Docking Station by Kensington is our final top pick:
Here are the pros. Works as intended. No glitches with the hookup. Supports 4K Ultra HD. Dual monitor hookup. Includes a Gigabit Ethernet and a USB 3.0 dock. Up to 5 thunderbolt devices can be connected together. Headphone jack. Designed to be mounted to the back of a monitor to reduce footprint on your desk.
Here are the cons. This model includes a power cable and a Thunderbolt 3 cable, but you will have to provide all other connection cables yourself.
The BestReviews bottom line. This dock performs well and has the ability to not only lock, but be used with several connecting units.
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