Talk:Docking station

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This article links to Port Replicator which is a redirect to Docking Station.

That doesn't make much sense to me.

I would like a better description of the differences between the two. What is the point of a device that just replicates ports already on your laptop? Drutt 18:49, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Using a port replicator saves you plugging and unplugging your powersupply, mouse, keyboard, monitor, usb floppy-drive, usb hard disk, headphones/amplifier, microphone, printer, cradle(s) for palm/pocket-pc/mp3-player, network cable, gaming-controllers and what-have-you all the time. Instead you just click the laptop into the port replicator when you get to your desk, and leave all the peripherals permanently connected to the port replicator.

Luteijn 05:42, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

The article contains a link (the linked word being 'laptop desk') to an external site which in fact belongs to a company selling such desks. A users coming across a hyperlink in Wikipedia expects it to link to another Wikipedia (I certainly did) and I believe linking to a private company without any indication is simply a way of boosting the site's Google Rank. The offending word is in the last paragraph - I don't really want to take is out not knowing whether it violates Wikipedia standards. I, as a user and reader, believe it does. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:11, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

This description of a docking station compared to a port replicator lacks one very significant difference. A docking station can be used to "Charge" the notebook that is attached to it and a port replicator does not necessarily provide power to the notebook for recharging. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:47, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Most decent port replicators include a passthrough for the AC adapter plug, and the user typically purchases a second AC adapter to keep permanently connected to the replicators's power port. (talk) 08:49, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

The following sentence just can't be right.

"Computer stands

"Computer stands can be adjusted to a certain height, can reduce the office staff of the neck, head and neck after the front of the computer for a long time due to pain."

I think the writer was trying to say something like, "Computer stands can be adjusted to a certain height, and can reduce office staff injuries of the head and neck after looking at the front of the computer for a long time, due to pain."

Or is he trying to say that they will cause injuries? The writer is illiterate, and I can't fix the sentence because I came here to find out what the heck a "docking station" is, in the first place. (talk) 02:46, 14 April 2011 (UTC)