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Docking stations or port replicators for the Toshiba Satellite A75-S226?

Anyone know if Toshiba makes a docking station or port replicator for the Satellite A75-S226? I am really in need of the port replicator since it will help me with traveling with my laptop from home so I don't have to unplug all the cords when leaving.
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rattleme
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PCBONEZCommented:
Sorry,,,
A dock or port replicator for that model doesn't exist.
This can be evidenced by the lack of a connector for one on the laptop.
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garycaseCommented:
Simple ==> just buy this:  http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=ACP50US

Docking/Un-docking is then just a matter of plugging in a USB connection :-)
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PCBONEZCommented:
That wasn't the question asked but that's an interesting product..
But....
Why does the ad hype give all those resolutions when the user's guide says the max through the dock is - 1024 x 768 at 16 bit?
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garycaseCommented:
Good question -- I suspect that the product's been updated since the original manual (there is an updated set of drivers for download).   But it is possible that the disconnect's in the other direction - the manual could be correct.   Worth an e-mail to Targus :-)    (I just sent one -- I'll post the reply here if they answer in a timely manner)

... I wouldn't exactly say this "wasn't the question" ==> it IS a product that does what the question asks;  it just isn't made by Toshiba :-)
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PCBONEZCommented:
""Anyone know if Toshiba makes.......""
Targus is genaric..
It doesn't say what LAN or Video chip is used. No definite compatibility info.
For instance can you disable the LAN chip if it conflicts with your integrated LAN chip or WIFI?
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Just the same it's a cool gadget.. It supposedly does the job..
I think I'm gonna go find some reviews on it.. I like the looks of it..
I don't use docks but my Lady does.. It limits what models of laptop I can get for her..
.. She's due for an upgrade soon so let us know what Targus says about the video..
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garycaseCommented:
From Targus's reply:

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Dear Gary,

Thank you for contacting Targus customer support.

The resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 or less with 16-bit color on the secondary monitor. The information provided in the manual is correct.
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HOWEVER,  I found a couple of reviews that complain about the 16-bit color depth restriction when using 1280x1024 mode !!   So ... it's not clear that the reply from Targus is entirely accurate !!!

rattleme --  I'd suggest simply buying one of these (from a "returnable" source) and seeing what you think.   It certainly sounds like it will do what you want.
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