Consumers can now find high-performing docking stations for their laptops with Belkinâ€™s new Notebook Expansion Dock.
As the first available in the consumer market, the Dock connects through your notebookâ€™s ExpressCard port, quadrupling your available bandwidth so you can run high-quality videoâ€”from DVDs, for exampleâ€”without affecting bandwidth to your other USB 2.0 devices.
The Notebook Expansion Dock will be shipping in North America in late November, with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow shortly.
The Dockâ€™s unique vertical design minimizes the amount of space taken up on your desk. At the same time, the design uses convection to minimize heat buildup from the Dockâ€™s GPU and provides additional safety by preventing people from putting their laptop battery on top of the docking station.
The Notebook Expansion Dock is the first docking station to feature ExpressCard technology, which connects at 2.0Gbps to provide unparalleled graphics quality and flawless video reproduction at a superior 1600×1200 resolution in 32-bit color. The Dock provides an additional built-in USB lane as well.
The Notebook Expansion Dock also gives you the convenience of a one-plug connection between your laptop and your accessories.
Notebook Expansion Dock priced at $199.99
- Features slim, vertical, compact footprint that saves desk space and conveniently manages all your cables
- Minimizes heat buildup from internal graphics-processing unit
- Works seamlessly with WindowsÂ® Vistaâ„¢ and XP operating systems, as well as with most DVD-player software
- Offers unparalleled expandability for at-home use:
o High-resolution, DVD-quality video output through VGA or DVI ports
o 5.1 surround-sound support through optical or 3.5mm outputs
o Five (5) USB 2.0 ports, including 2 top-load USB ports for easy access by thumb drives
o 10/100Mbps Ethernet access for instant connection to multiple external devices
- Compatibility with all notebooks equipped with an ExpressCard port
- Compatibility with Windows Vista and XP
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