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Chapter 7. Hardware Annoyances > DOCK YOUR NOTEBOOK

DOCK YOUR NOTEBOOK

The Annoyance:

I use my notebook for traveling, and when I get home, I use it as a desktop PC. It's a pain reconnecting all my peripherals at home, and then unhooking all the cables when I hit the road.

The Fix:

This is an easy fix: use Belkin's Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DockStation. The $95 gadget has one parallel, one serial, and two 2.0 USB ports, as well as input for VGA and Ethernet. First connect your monitor, printer, keyboard, and other peripherals to the DockStation. Then connect two cables from the DockStation to your notebook, and you're in business. When you need to take off, just disconnect the two cables from your notebook. (See http://snipurl.com/dockstation).


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