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Microsoft - Docking Station for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 Tablets - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must Have for Surface Pro/Pro 2

    Posted
    cml83
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    This item is a must have for anyone who wants to use their Surface Pro as more than a tablet. I have replaced my work laptop with the Surface Pro 2, and the docking station makes that possible. The downside? All of the extra costs for Surface owners. The premium price you pay for the Surface Pro 2 is justified by its portability, but the lack of included "add-ons" gets a bit ridiculous when you have to pay $129 for a Type Cover 2, another $199 for a docking station, and then pay even more for things like Office (it's frustrating that the regular Surface has Office RT, but the Surface Pro just gets a 1 month trial for Office 365; they could have done more for the premium price). This is not an advanced piece of hardware - the price is way too high, especially in light of all the other accessories that are "must have."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but a little pricey

    Posted
    uvamike
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    I got this to expand the number of ports from the single USB 3.0 available on the Surface. Buildwise, it feels very solid, and the sliding mechanism appears to work well. Four USB ports generally are enough for most of my uses (external hard drive, wireless keyboard/mouse, iPhone/iPod, and an available port for other devices). As far as the USB ports, the only negative is that only 1 of the 4 ports supports USB 3.0. The ethernet port is surplussage for me, as I'm always connected via wireless. The only real downside is the monitor situation - the docking station only provides a single mini DisplayPort, which precludes (1) multi-monitor setups through the docking station, and (2) the ability to plug in a monitor without either the HDMI or VGA adapters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, semi functional, lot of extra costs

    Posted
    hobojo
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    Overall nice looking dock, but cost extra to get the max usage out of it -if you have multiple USB 3.0 devices you need a USB 3.0 hub since it only has one USB 3.0 port which means more $, if you want to extend to a larger monitor you need a adapter more money $$, if you want to extend to a duel monitor you need another adapter and some USB to Monitor set up which means more $$$. I would wait for version 2 or three of this dock if you don't want to spend the extra money $$$$ to get normal docking functions out of it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this Docking Station

    Posted
    RKCole
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    I visit a client three days a week where I need to bring my own computer. Carrying my Surface Pro is great since it is so small and light. I leave the docking station at my Client hooked up to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and network. I just drop in the Surface and I'm ready to work. The performance has been flawless. It's great since I can take the Surface out and go to other users when required and just drop it back in the docking station when I return to my desk. The only area I feel could be improved is the unit is rather chunky to travel with. I think it should fold flat to fit in a briefcase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't imagine using the Surface Pro 2 with out it!

    Posted
    danpro

    I picked this up because I was worried about breaking any of the ports(usb, battery plug, etc). The docking station is perfect as I'm able to connect two external monitors with 3 usb ports still available for other connections! Plugging the Surface Pro 2 into the docking station is a breeze you can't screw it up. On a side note - I'm not sure what the other reviewer is saying about having to keep the type cover open, I duplicate one display and extend onto the other monitor with the type cover 2 closed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Win in my book ... (pun intended)

    Posted
    WhenwillIeverLearn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Anything you don't have to fiddle much with after the initial installation and setup gets a win in my book. It looks pretty, really functional and easy to dock tablet in and out of. I really expect highly repeated actions to be painless and this fits the bill. What would be cool is if it can adjust/tilt to almost flat to where you can draw on it while at the same time using a bigger monitor - like the traditional Wacom tablet. Cause sometimes you just need a bigger monitor to see what you are drawing in detail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game Changer

    Posted
    PaperFriend
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been using the surface 2 Pro for work while on the road. When I would get home I would use my desktop to do work stuff. Problem is that I would have files and history on two different devices. This dock has enabled me to get home and dock up my surface. Now I have a large monitor and full size keyboard to work on spreadsheets that i normally would not use my surface for, The construction of the dock is great and has plenty of ports. It is expensive to get this setup up and going but it is completely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes for a great home to dock your Surface Pro

    Posted
    LemmingFree
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    I really like having a docking station for my Surface Pro as it makes it even more useful to replace my previous laptop and desktop setup. I look at my Surface Pro as the ultimate in portable ultrabooks. The price of this is kind of high given the price of the average docking station is between 150.00 and 180.00 USD for both consumer and business laptop lines. This is a great buy if you need/want the docking station ease of use to hook it up easily to a TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST for added connectivity

    Posted
    Stockholder
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    I have my surface connected to a 32" Visio flat panel on my desk. The docking station makes it simple to go from a bunch of connected components to a portable tablet. Also have a 1TB hard drive and a DVD writer permanently attached to the dock, along with a USB hub to add more PORTS! The TV is connected through the HDMI interface. Everything works seamlessly - also have wireless headphones for when I need to be considerate...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    Customer1
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    I have been using this dock with a Surface Pro 1 for about a month. When used with an older Dell monitor I was unable to extend the display between both the surface display and the external monitor, but the dock had no problem displaying solely on the external monitor. I have also used the dock with a newer Samsung monitor without any issues what so ever. In short it does what it is suppose to do and seems built well enough to last a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says it does

    Posted
    MrITGuy12
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    I was using an HP 3005 port replicator for my Surface Pro. The power cord for the Surface wasn't always charging it so I went to buy another power cord. My local Best Buy was out, but they had this dock marked down to almost the price of the power cord, so I bought it. It works, but so do others. Now that the price is under $100, it makes more sense to look at this product for adding additional ports, monitor, etc. to your Surface Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple but effective

    Posted
    cccj
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    This docking station is very easy to use. It's very easy to dock the device. I have used Dell and HP docking stations with my previous laptops and have never felt the docking was as smooth as it should be. With this docking station, just drop in the Surface Pro 2 and slide in the connections on the side. I never had any problems. The wired network port provided by the docking station is helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Appears to be excellent system

    Posted
    RWBuysbest
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    I was asked to review this product because the store gave me the wrong docking system because I have a Surface Pro 3. Had to return it to get proper Docking station for Surface Pro 3. I am basing my review not on actual use but based on the fact that it appeared to be the same as the Surface Pro 3 docking station only fitted for smaller machine. Surface Pro 3 docking station is great to work with..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must for people that work on Desk

    Posted
    Ryan
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    This is a good solution for people that normally uses their pc on a desk with external peripherals such as monitors, keyboard and mouse. Its really convenient not to detach and attach this things whenever you need to switch places or take ur machine with you in the dining or living room. Plus it also comes with a charger, and at this price point, its worth it rather than buying another charger

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trust me, you need a dock if you are a power user

    Posted
    Waterheeter
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    I docked a star because this dock costs $200 and I had to buy another $120 worth of USB accessories to be able to use 3 monitors and get USB 3.0 through multiple ports. But, even with those complaints the dock is great. It doesn't move around on the desk and the slide latch feature works great, plus it's really the only option for a seamless surface pro 2 docking station.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a MUST have for Surface Pro owners

    Posted
    BillinIdaho
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    I have been waiting for this device for some time. The few times they sold them on the MS sites, they were gone before you could get to the page yourself. I needed it to complete my home network once I decided to go with the Surface Pro. The ethernet connection, multiple USB ports, and USB 3 to boot. With this dock, my Surface runs the entire house now. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very functional

    Posted
    Lisabel
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    The doc was a bit pricey, but worth the extra functionality. I keep a monitor, stereo speakers, extra disk drive and DVD writer plugged in to the doc and still have a USB port to spare. Like having a full-sized workstation with all the bells and whistles, but with the ease of undocking and carrying a tablet around on the go. Haven't found any problems with it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Convenient!

    Posted
    bambionthego
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    I love my Surface Pro but I would get frustrated because it would only plug one USB port at a time so with the docking station I can plug multiples in and its way more efficient when trying to move files from one USB plugin to another. Its is very simple to use and it works great to charge your tablet while playing games or getting work done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dock station is so awesome

    Posted
    javisman
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    This has made my tablet so much more productive, it is great to be able to dock to my 27" and watch a movie or play a game on a bigger screen when I want, but also for all the spreadsheets I work on, definitely a must buy if you need more screen real estate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect dock for the perfect tablet

    Posted
    Jerad
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    This is an essential accessory for the Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2. It turns your tablet into a full laptop with the ports to hook up a keyboard, mouse and more. Ethernet is also a plus for business users that want to hook up to their corporate environment at work. It is simple to dock and is one of the best docking mechanisms I've seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend