5 Reasons To Get A Docking Monitor

There has been a long debate over laptops vs desktops, which is better and which technology users should invest in. Docking monitors mean users can have the best of both worlds. With more options than ever to connect devices to monitors and docking monitors have made the process as simple and easy as possible.

“Philips monitors have been leading the way in USB-C docking technology. Essentially the main benefits are the cost and power saving, you only need a cable from pc/laptop to plug into the monitor, it powers the monitor and charges the laptop.” - Chris Newark, brand manager

What is a docking monitor?

Docking monitors are the ideal solution for modern workspaces. They have an integrated docking station within the monitor providing professionals with a display that is easy to set up and configure.

Docking monitors solutions are based on the new USB type-C standard, delivering both a simple and practical way to carry different signals on the same cable. This allows users to rely on a single solution, that can transfer data, connect video and power devices in a fast, straight forward way.

These displays also help professionals maintain a tidy desk as the monitors have been streamlined to singular USB-C connectivity. Users no longer need to struggle with hordes of wires on their desk, each one with a different need and purpose, instead, docking monitors carry different signals on the same cable.

5 reasons to get a docking monitor

Docking monitors allow you to:

  • Extend your laptop autonomy without additional external power supply
  • Plug all devices you need directly to the monitor thanks to docking monitors
  • Drive easily a DP daisy-chaining to your laptop
  • Charge your phone and transfer your data at a glance
  • Save space and money with a feature-rich one solution at affordable prices

USB-C Connection

USB-C changes everything, whereas previously monitors had limited USB 2.0 connection, the new USB type-C cable offers an easy docking solution. Gone are the days of shoving wires away, trying to hide them behind monitors - simplify your connections with this slim and reversible USB-C wire.

The latest USB standard provides quick data transfers, 20 times the speed of USB 2.0. Save time with transfers completed in a fraction of the time. A full 4K movie can be transferred in less than 60 seconds now.

Although USB-C was first released in 2014, it has only been in the past couple of years that the technology has been fully adopted. USB-C has slowly become the new standard port and cable for many devices, for charging and transferring data. All new models of laptops, phones and tablets have been upgraded to include USB-C as standard.

USB-C in docking monitors means that now, everything can now be connected through a single cable. From data, video and power, everything is delivered through one cable, freeing up other ports for your peripherals like keyboard and mouse. USB-C allows users to power and charge their laptop, directly from the monitor.

Philips Docking Monitors

Philips is one of the leading docking monitor brands, focused on manufacturing monitors that are simple to connect to, with easy on the eyes technology.

Developed to improve wellbeing, the Philips LowBlue Mode setting reduces harmful shortwave blue light - which can cause eye damage and affect vision over time.

Philips Flicker-Free technology also applies a new solution to regulate brightness and reduce flickering for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Added convenience comes from Philips docking monitors, with an exclusive ethernet RJ45 on top of the multiport USB hub.

Philips Docking Monitors are tested to ensure compatibility with a wide range of laptop and phone brands and models.

For more information on docking technology and docking monitors, please contact our Small Format Display Specialist, Chris Newark.

chris.newark@midwich.com | 01379 649384

Alternatively, check out the full USB-C docking range.

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