HP USB 2.0 Docking Station
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-18-2009
Provided by: DisplayLink
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Specifications


The HP USB 2.0 Docking Station comes with the dock, A-B USB cable, AC adapter, user guide, warranty info. and documentation CD. Because HP sells its products in so many countries around the world, their documentation includes a dozen or more different languages, which makes it seem much more in-depth and complicated than it actually is. The guide doesn't even really contain any written instructions, just a couple diagrams depicting how to connect the cables and a description of what each port is for. The cable connecting the dock to your laptop is a standard A-B type USB, so no worries here about needing something proprietary.


The dock itself is fairly small, only a little over eight inches long by three inches wide and about an inch high. On the top of the unit is the HP logo along with a blue LED power indicator. The front houses the B type USB port to connect to the laptop, while the rear contains a Kensington lock, audio in/out jacks, RJ-45 network, DVI, VGA, four USB ports and the power plug. While most port replicators merely provide an extension of the hardware that exists in the laptop, all of the jacks on the HP Dock are separate devices, other than the four USB ports which basically function the same as a USB hub.

Let's try installing the HP USB 2.0 Docking Station.


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