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Targus’ Universal Docking Stations (TUDS) vs. Others

February 02, 15 - Posted in: Tech Talk by Kevin Quinn, Thee DocKtor
Targus’ Universal Docking Stations (TUDS) vs. Others
Criteria Targus Proprietary Lenovo Dell HP Belkin Other Universal
Value Best Good Better Best Better Better Better
Warrenty Best Good Good Good Good Good Good
Functionality Best Best Good Better Good Better Better
Performance Best Better Better Best Better Better Good
Compatibility Best Good Better Better Better Better Good
Options Best Good Good Better Good Good Good
Support Best Better Better Better Better Better Good

Value: Targus Wins While the price of a TUDS may initially appear to be more than a proprietary dock, the fact that vendor lock is escaped with a TUDS enables negotiating PC/Macbook price savings. Also, the TUDS is reusable with any Windows PC or OS-X Macbook while the proprietary dock works with only one PC brand, and sometimes only one model in that brand (only one device refresh). TUDS is the last dock you ever have to buy. And when there is only one dock to support, there is less user training required and less IT support needed.

Functionality: Targus Wins TUDS work with any Windows PC or OSX Macbook and offer the features in its various models to cover more applications and usage cases than any other one vendor. The ACP71/77 also have the patent-pending PC power and charging feature that no other universal dock can offer.

Performance: Targus Wins TUDS connected at USB3.0 render up to two 2560x1600 videos at 60FPS, nobody else can. Also, the TUDS GbE port works at "wire speed", many other solutions just don't, i.e. Thunderbolt docks.

Compatibility: Targus Wins TUDS plugs in via a cable and takes up zero desk space. Other connection methods snap-in/on/hug/slide but all of them limit mechanical functionality of the docking device, i.e. http://targusblog.com/2014/12/09/its-got-a-kick-stand/ Options: Targus Wins Targus has a wide portfolio of TUDS and accessories for them. Support: Targus Wins Targus is dock focussed and vendor agnostic. WW DocKtor support is available on-site for enterprise customers. Targusblog.com i.e. http://targusblog.com/2014/12/15/ww-universal-docking-station-support-contacts/ .

Warranty: Targus Wins Targus is the only brand offering a 3-year warranty, a reflection of TUDS high-quality reliable product.

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