If you have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, you will want to get this Microsoft Surface Dock. Now, where Surface Pro (and other tablets) are great for mobility (and working next to the swimming pool), sometimes we do need a real desktop to get some proper things done 🙂
That does not mean you need yet another desktop. Like all laptops, you can “dock” the Surface Pro 4 too. You can do that using the Microsoft Surface Dock. It does reduce the clutter between the tablet and the dock to one single cable. One single cable for power supply to the Surface Pro 4, for video output from Pro to the monitor, for all your USB peripherals, for a network cable to a LAN point etc.
Works with Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3
5.12″ x 2.36″ x 1.18″ (130mm x 60mm x 30mm)
1.21lbs. (550 grams)
2 Mini DisplayPorts
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
4 USB 3.0 ports
1 Audio out port
External power supply
Here’s how it looks:
Look at the all the available connectivity:
Front with 2 USB 3.0 ports
Back with all the rest of the ports such as (from left), the power supply, the network LAN point, audio output, 2 mini display ports, two more USB 3.0 ports:
and so this is how i used it
Front with one USB dongle for bluetooth to my headset, closer to me for better reception 🙂
I also sometimes use the 2nd USB port for powering up a laptop caoling pad to “cool” the surface pro 4.
The back (From left), two USB ports used for my USB wireless mouse and USB wireless keyboard, mini DisplayPort cable to VGA connector for connection to my Dell monitor, purple colour network cable and finally the power supply to drive the dock and hence the Surface Pro 4.
and all these connected to the Surface Pro 4 by a single connector, SurfaceConnect™ cable.
Clutter free (well almost.. :p)