The best docking stations are built to turn any laptop into a desktop replacement. From providing your laptop with upwards of ten extra ports to powering all kinds of different peripherals at once, a dock can unlock the true potential of your laptop (and clean up desks riddled with wires).
Some laptops need docking stations more than others, even if they are rightfully the best laptops on the market. If you happen to own a Dell XPS 13, or any other Ultrabook with a limited port variety, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. To expand that selection of ports, you’re going to want the right docking station.
The best docking station for Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and beyond
Ports: 4 x Thunderbolt 4, 3 x USB-A 3.2 Gen2, 1 x USB-A 2.0 Gen1, 1 x UHS-II SD 4.0 Card Reader, 3.5mm mic/audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet Port
Reasons to buy
Multiple Thunderbolt 4 ports
Single 8K 30Hz or Dual 4K 60Hz
90W power delivery
Reasons to avoid
No other video output ports
The Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Dock is made for ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 9310. Not only does it vastly expand the number of ports and slots on one of the best laptops on the market, but it gives it the 90W power for charging and additional perks the notebook requires.