Kensington's Surface Pro Docking Station now available for $400
DIY Surface Studio.
Kensington's Surface Pro Docking Station is now available to order at Amazon for $400 (opens in new tab). And if the Surface Studio 2 is a little too rich for your blood, then this may well be worth a look.
The $400 price tag is pretty expensive if you're just looking at the KensingtonSurface Pro Docking Station as a port expander, and there are lower-cost options out there, to be sure. But the real draw here is that it can turn your Surface Pro into an ad-hoc (albeit miniature) Surface Studio with its rotating hinge.
When in its base docked position, your Surface Pro will essentially act as a monitor, making it ideal as a desktop replacement while you're at your desk. The hinge allows you to rotate the Surface Pro to any angle you see fit. Sliding it all of the way down puts the pro into a position that's great for drafting or sketching, which should appeal to many creators out there. Once you've finished sketching, you can stash the Surface Pen to magnetic connectors at the side of the dock.
In addition to the articulating hinge, the Kensington Surface Pro Docking Station adds a USB-C port, four USB Type-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and 3.5mm audio ports to the mix.
For more on Kensington's dock, be sure to give our full review a look. Otherwise, you can grab the Kensington Surface Pro Docking Station at Amazon now for $400. (opens in new tab)
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- It is solidly built so it feels really nice and professional.
- The ports on the back keep my wires organized and less unsightly.
- There's no USB port on the front, which might be nice, but it would be in the way of being able to tilt, raise, or lower the Surface. Once in a while when I need a convenient USB port, the one on the Surface is easily accessible.
- Dual, I mean triple, displays is excellent. The Surface can handle that without a dock but, as mentioned, I like having no cables hanging from the side of the Surface.
From me: 5 out of 5 stars.