Who am I and how did I test this product?
My name is Rita Sawyer and I’ve been a system administrator for more than 15 years. My review today will be on the Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station. I have had this docking station for a year now.
Is the Plugable Technologies a scam?
Plugable Technologies was founded by Bernie Thompson who is a software developer. The Plugable Technologies website has been online since 2003.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
This product has 1000+ positive reviews and about 200+ negative reviews on Amazon. This product has been on the market since 2013.
Pros of the Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station
|Plugable Technologies has got a moderate amount of followers online.||2,000+ followers on Facebook, about 1,000+ on Twitter, 8000+ on Instagram, 30+ on Pinterest and 8,000+ subscribers on YouTube.|
|USB 3.0||Provides super speed of (5 Gbps) link between computer to video, audio and network.|
|HDMI and DVI/VGA ports||Enough for two external monitors supports display resolutions up to 2560×1440* (HDMI) and DVI / VGA to 2048×1152 / 1920×1200.|
|Many ports||On its back, it has a HDMI port and a DVI port — as well as four USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, a USB Type-B port to connect the dock to a laptop, and the power port. On the front: two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.|
|Vertical design||Takes up very little space. Its dimensions are 8.5 x 5 x 4 inches.|
|Integrated Chipsets||It has a DisplayLink DL-3900 chipset, which manages dual graphics and audio output and Gigabit Ethernet functions. The integration of these functions on a single chipset means fewer internal components need to be bolted together, leading to increased compatibility and reliability overall.|
Cons of the Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station
|4K monitors||This device doesn’t work with 4K monitors.|
|Compatibility||This dock doesn’t work with laptops running Mac OS X or Linux.|
|Lag||When you connect your mouse or keyboard they sometimes lag.|
|Network connection slow to initialize||The network connection takes around 1 to 2 minutes to connect over USB each time I plugged the dock in.|
|Support||They only have email support|
Other publications that recommend the Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station
According to an article in http://www.laptopmag.com when they tested the docking station, they found that it is a budget dock that holds its own. It managed everything they threw at it without experiencing any lag, even when they paired it with a laptop with mediocre specs. In another article in https://nerdtechy.com they rank the Plugable docking station as number 3 and say that it gives one a quick and easy USB 3.0 connection from your PC to either dual or one extra display.Other publications that recommend the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900