Tech Tip: A change in your laptop docking system

New laptops that KCIT distributes are getting smaller, slimmer, and more lightweight.

Over the past two years the docking stations have been changing from the old slide-in-and-clamp style.

The new USB-C docks use one cable to connect to the side of your laptop.

The single cable connection plugs into the side of the laptop and can transmit high speed network data, connect your monitors and peripherals, and provide power to charge your laptop. This is now the laptop docking standard and comes with all new laptops.

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The old slide in and clamp stations.


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The new USB-C docking station.

The single cable connection.