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Thoughts on getting docking station for my laptop?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking of using my laptop as a desktop by getting a docking station and plugging my monitor and keyboard/mouse into the laptop. Is this bad at all for the laptop? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gu501gm-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hybrid-drive-128gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900 this is my laptop.

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docking station refers to those used by Thinkpad series as a big stand that the laptop sits on top of. Are you refering to USB hubs?

 

anyway, why dont you just plug them into the USB ports on the laptop?


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I'm pretty sure the "docking station" your referring to isnt what you think it is. Do you have a image of what it looks like? Also a docking station would do you no more good then plugging it into the laptop itself.


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11 minutes ago, Mike2121 said:

I was thinking of using my laptop as a desktop by getting a docking station and plugging my monitor and keyboard/mouse into the laptop. Is this bad at all for the laptop? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gu501gm-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hybrid-drive-128gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900 this is my laptop.

Why not just plug the laptop on the monitor and plug the mouse and keyboard on the laptop ?

no need to buy docking station


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18 minutes ago, Mike2121 said:

I was thinking of using my laptop as a desktop by getting a docking station and plugging my monitor and keyboard/mouse into the laptop. Is this bad at all for the laptop? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gu501gm-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hybrid-drive-128gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900 this is my laptop.

Unless you need a lot more ports, you probably don't need an ultra dock type solution thing

But why spend that much on that laptop?

Do you 100% need a mobile 1060?

Because I'm pretty sure it's under $1000 for an i7 + GTX 1050/ti

 

Like these kinds of docks  are only really useful on machines with very limited I/O like a macbook, tablet, or a macbook.

 


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3 hours ago, Streetguru said:

Unless you need a lot more ports, you probably don't need an ultra dock type solution thing

But why spend that much on that laptop?

Do you 100% need a mobile 1060?

Because I'm pretty sure it's under $1000 for an i7 + GTX 1050/ti

 

Like these kinds of docks  are only really useful on machines with very limited I/O like a macbook, tablet, or a macbook.

 

My parents bought me a laptop for college so since Im a engineering student I wanted a powerful pc thats also preety thin. They also only wanted to buy from bestbuy and had a budget of 1500 dollars so thats what I chose.

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2 minutes ago, Mike2121 said:

My parents bought me a laptop for college so since Im a engineering student I wanted a powerful pc thats also preety thin. They also only wanted to buy from bestbuy and had a budget of 1500 dollars so thats what I chose.

nvm about the prices exactly, didn't notice it was a 6 core laptop.


But no you probably don't need a dock like the plugable one unless you've got to power a lot of monitors.


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3 hours ago, Streetguru said:

nvm about the prices exactly, didn't notice it was a 6 core laptop.


But no you probably don't need a dock like the plugable one unless you've got to power a lot of monitors.

I only have to power one. I was planning on selling my desktop since its shitty compared to my laptop and just pluggin everything into my laptop. The only thing Im concerned about is degrading the battery.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Streetguru said:

nvm about the prices exactly, didn't notice it was a 6 core laptop.


But no you probably don't need a dock like the plugable one unless you've got to power a lot of monitors.

Leaving it plugged in all the time

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13 minutes ago, Mike2121 said:

Leaving it plugged in all the time

Probably don't want to leave the battery attached then, should look into that.


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I have a docking station for my work laptop. It is much more convenient to plop it down onto the dock and have everything plugged in already. What I do requires me to have an ultra portable laptop but the amount of paperwork I have to do really helps to have a more traditional computer peripheral setup.

 

Laptop docks still have their place...especially with modern laptops doing away with many if not most of their ports.


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4 minutes ago, Razor Blade said:

.especially with modern laptops doing away with many if not most of their ports.

The bad ones anyways


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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