Perhaps it is to cater to the tastes of young hipsters. Notebooks are getting farther and farther on the road of light, thin and portable. At present, mainstream notebooks are gradually canceling HDMI, VGA and RJ45 wired network interfaces. Even the traditional USB A port has also been replaced by TYPE-C port and TYPE-C port. For thin and light notebooks, fashion and portability are its advantages, but its few interface usage scenarios are very limited, especially for professionals like Chao Fanjun. When notebooks are used in the office, they usually have an external mechanical keyboard, mouse and The interface of the display, thin and light notebook is not enough at all!
Of course, in the era of technology, there is a simpler solution to the problem of insufficient notebook interfaces, and that is a multifunctional docking station with TYPE-C interface. Nowadays, mainstream smart phones also support the expansion of peripherals through docking stations. Therefore, the market for docking stations is currently booming, with docking stations ranging from tens to hundreds of yuan at least. Combining with his own work needs, Chaofanjun is about to start the Baseus six-in-one multifunctional docking station, which can be extended with USB3.0 interface * 3, HDMI * 1, TYPE-C interface supporting PD fast charging and RJ45 wired network port , It is worth mentioning that the HDMI interface supports 4K video output, and the company’s monitor can come in handy again.
The packaging of Baseus 6-in-1 docking station is very simple, which is also the consistent design style of Baseus products. Detailed parameters are printed on the back of the box. It is worth mentioning that the docking station provides a TYPE-C charging port, which supports PD fast charging, and the maximum power is 100W. The notebook can be charged through the C port on the docking station.
You can see from the parameter table that the HDMI interface supports 4K 30Hz high-definition display. Of course, you have to have a 4K-supported monitor and cable. The screen of the notebook itself is still too small for daily office use. However, if you want to use the notebook to play games such as League of Legends, you still have to connect an external monitor, keyboard and mouse and other peripherals to have a better gaming experience. What I am a little worried about is whether the heat dissipation of the docking station will affect the performance of the device when the docking station is fully loaded.
The corners of the docking station are rounded, and the grip feels very good. It can be easily carried and placed whether it is used in the office or on a business trip.
The functional interfaces are mainly distributed on the left and right ends of the docking station. The three USB3.0 interfaces are arranged in a straight line and are designed to be separated. When multiple devices are connected at the same time, there will be no mutual interference problems. Due to the limited storage space of the notebook itself, sometimes large files need to be dumped or backed up to a mobile hard disk. With the addition of a keyboard and a mouse, the expanded 3 USB ports are just enough.
The theoretical transmission speed of USB3.0 can reach 5Gbps, and the speed and stability of data transmission and copying are guaranteed. The expanded USB interface can also charge mobile phones, earphones, power banks and other devices. The output parameter is 5V1.5A. In this fast charging era, the charging speed of 7.5W is not enough at all, but when traveling or working outside , It can be used for emergency charging of mobile phones.
Chaofanjun’s laptop is YOGA 14S. The interface is pitiful. It doesn’t even have a wired network port that is standard on traditional laptops. You can use company WiFi in the office, but it can be troublesome when you are on a business trip to debug online with customer equipment. There is no connection condition at all. . Moreover, the speed and stability of the wireless network signal are inferior to the wired network. In the future, if you want to use the notebook to play online games, you still have to use the wired network.
The network port on the Baseus docking station supports 1000Mbps, 100Mbps and 10Mbps. After that, I secretly use the company’s gigabit broadband to play games in the office. It is very exciting to think about it.
In the office environment, after the external monitor, mouse, keyboard, and mobile hard disk are tested, the docking station is almost in a fully loaded state. The tested equipment works stably, and there is no interference when plugging and unplugging the equipment. There is a slight heating phenomenon, but fortunately, it does not affect the normal operation of external equipment.
Use CrystalDiskMark software to perform a read and write test on a 2T mechanical mobile hard drive. The test results are as shown in the figure above. The expanded USB port has similar performance to the notebook’s own USB port, which is enough to meet daily needs. In addition to the performance of the hard disk itself, the read and write ability of the hard disk is also related to the performance of the notebook. The above test data is for reference.
I thought that I would buy a thin and light notebook, and then I would be able to pack it lightly on a business trip, but I don’t know that in many scenarios, I still have to use a docking station. Baseus six-in-one docking station can basically meet the work needs of Chaofanjun. When the docking station is fully loaded, the performance of the external device will not shrink. I am very satisfied with this point.
Post time: Mar-16-2021