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Meaning of DOCKING STATION

 
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A desktop mains powered unit into which a laptop or other portable computer can be connected via fixed connectors at the rear of the computer to provide quick and convenient connection of peripherals not normally used with a laptop. These can include power supply, expansion cards, additional storage, an external monitor, network card, cd-rom, full-size keyboard, printer, and mouse. The alternative would require each of the above to be connected to the laptop individually.

 

 

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