Networking Data Link Protocol. View All 6 Photos in Gallery. Cons Only currently compatible with the Dell Latitude u. There is a pairing button on the dock to facilitate connection, but I was usually able to connect without having to press it. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible but we intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. I increased the distance to about 10 feet, with no decrease in speed.

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USB-C ushers in doc,ing golden age of charging accessories Who knew power dongles could be so interesting? On the other hand, we had better luck connecting mice and keyboards to the dock. Streaming p YouTube content whilst running CDM resulted in slightly lower read rates, though not by much to be considered significant or noticeable. When the cable was connected directly to the laptop, the transfer averaged 32 seconds.

Simultaneous video playback resulted in a very small performance drop. As Analyst for printers, scanners, and projectors, Tony Hoffman tests and reviews these products and provides news coverage for these categories.

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I increased the distance to about 10 feet, with no decrease in speed.

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The Best Tech Gifts for Women. With the cable connected to one of the dock’s USB ports and the dock was about a meter away from the laptop, the transfer averaged 51 seconds.

Ultimately, users who may be considering the D should pre-plan a potential setup first and be aware of the dock’s line-of-sight requirement with the rear of the notebook. As Dell has assured us that some of its future laptops will be compatible with the dock, and because WiGig technology has a lot of potential, we decided to review the dock separately. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. Cyber Monday deals on storage: The popular Jperf tool was used to test throughput via a mbps network.

When I positioned myself between the dock and laptop, I lost the connection even though I was only six feet away.

You must be facing the dock to maintain a strong connection. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

We find out in this full review. We were unable to mirror the native x resolution of the notebook display to the Connection, however, was just as reliable nonetheless. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

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The WiGig protocol aka A keen eye may notice slightly slower USB 3. I had to make sure that the front of the dock was facing at me, and that the laptop itself was facing the dock. More important, it’s a useful accessory for the Dell Latitude u, particularly for users who need extra USB 3.

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The Swiss computer accessories maker had been interested in buying the headset and Bluetooth earpiece maker. View All 6 Photos in Gallery.

Of course, any obstruction between the two devices quickly dropped the connection. Tony has worked at PC Magazine sincefirst as a Staff Editor, then as Reviews Editor, and more recently as Managing Editor for the printers, scanners, and projectors team. Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature.