docking station

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At its simplest, a VDU display and keyboard together with a box containing a power supply into which slides a laptop or other small portable computer. This obviates the necessity of having both a desktop and a laptop. The laptop slides into the docking station and effectively becomes a desktop. More complex docking stations can contain extra disk storage, sockets for add-in cards, network connections, and other enhancements.

Subjects: Computing.

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