When I first received the Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs for Windows, I had a lot of hopes for using it. I must say that it out-performed all of my expectations. This is one handy little gadget! Anytime that you need to use two or more monitors together, you do not have to look any further than this Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 Docking Station. You can connect so many things to it. It may be small in size; it is about the size of an old Eight Track tape, but it is big enough to get the job done. There are two USB 3.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. There are places for your headphones, microphone, tablet, phone, etc. It comes with everything you need to get you started. One thing that I found especially helpful was the CD. If you run into any snags while connecting everything, (and I did) the CD will walk you through it step by step. Make sure you play the CD before attempting to connect your devices. The Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs for Windows is great for personal use, businesses and even school. I use it when I am working with our monthly finances. It is super easy to keep everything together and right in front of me. This little device is really amazing. I was expecting it to be a lot bigger.
Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows (Dual Video HDMI and DVI/VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports)
Arrives by Mon, Jul 13
About This Item
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8.06 x 5.03 x 4.03 Inches
The UD-3900 was ordered to provide an easy connection for a new larger monitor to my laptop computer. My goal was to use the laptop to display property records and to extract data into an Excel worksheet on the larger monitor. Prior to this equipment the only easy option was writing down the needed information and then entering it separately This was a slow process caused by my weak eyesight not by the software. The docking station is very small but offers many connections.. Starting at the top you have 4 USB 2.0 ports followed by a Gigabit Ethernet port. Then you have a DVI Output and HDMI output jack. Finally you have a USB 3.0/2.0 connection to your PC. Speakers, microphone, external hard drive, keyboard and mouse connections are also provided. When my new monitor arrives I will be up to date thanks to pluggable.com/products/ud-3900. The web site provides videos for some of the less understood issues with working with two or more displays in the Windows 10 environment.
Great product. I had one of those cheap VGA-USB adapters that did not last for long, so I decided to go for something more expensive. I have been using this for about 3 weeks now and it does its work.
Plugable 3900 ... great technology
Tried the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 docking station first. That one had a huge problem with connecting to an external monitor. Researched the situation and found the Plugable 3900 which was $60.00 less expensive and worked great from the get go. If you have a laptop you have got to get a Plugable 3900.
Plugable 3900 -Excellent Docking Station
This is an excellent docking station in every way- small, simple, and very easy to set up. Instructions are well written and easy to follow. In 30" I had swapped out my desktop computer with my laptop and a 22" extension monitor. No issues with drivers or setup. I was uncertain about the orientation - right/left of the extension monitor (a Windows setup issue). I emailed tech support and they were back to me within minutes and gave me instructions on how to go through the Windows display setting, a very easy process. Overall I couldn't be happier with this docking station.
Simple to use!
This docking station was incredibly easy to set up. My laptop now has a second monitor, which is really nice. I could very easily add another monitor, but two screens is plenty for right now. I like that if I need my laptop to be mobile, all I have to do is unplug it.
Simple to set up
Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 docking station
•Quick Install Guide
•Software CD HDMI VGI and drivers.
4-amp AC power adapter
USB 3.0 Type-A male to Type-B male cable
DVI TO VGA port adapter.
2 USB 3.0 (Front Mounted) and 4 USB 2.0 (Rear Mounted).
A microphone and a headphone jack.
A port for wired Ethernet connection also ( 10/100 capable).
Dual Core Intel or AMD CPU, 2GHz or better with 2GB+ RAM. Windows GPU must be Intel, AMD, or Nvidia with WDDM drivers.
This docking station is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and XP. Intel/AMD only (no Windows RT/ARM). It is NOT supported for Mac or Linux.
The included USB cable is only 3 feet in length. Having everything scrunched up close on my desk drove me crazy so I would advise you to purchase a longer USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-B cable.
You can connect 2 additional external monitors with this docking station. You can also connect this docking station to a TV if it is an HDMI TV.
You can connect a USB external hard drive and memory sticks and the docking station can transfer files quickly.
You can NOT charge USB devices such as tablets or cellphones from the USB ports.
Since I don't have 2 additional monitors I just connected my laptop/tablet to my desktop pc monitor using my existing cord with the included DVI to VGA adapter and connected that to the back of the docking station's DVI port. It was an easy process.
Download your CD first. Make sure when you're downloading your software/drivers that your docking station is NOT connected to your pc yet. You'll connect it afterward.
Once that was completed I went to the Plugable website and downloaded the newest driver for this model.
You can go to Plugables' web site for all the specs and features, FAQ, and tech support.
It was easy to get this docking station up and running.
Mostly versatile docking station
The Plugable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Dual Monitor Docking Station worked well out of the box which is good becasue the Quick Installation Guide gave basically no guidance. I was able to get two montiors up and running from a Windows 10 laptop as soon as I installed the proper cables.
The docking station has plenty of ports and comes with a handy VGA adapter plug. Most of the ports are on the rear of the unit where they should be but two USB ports and headphone and microphone jacks are conveniently located on the front.
The only drawbacks I found are the lack of a DisplayPort and the slightly oversized AC plug which will take up two spaces on most standard power strips.
Good docking station
This device allows you to link up multiple devices at one time. I use this to be able to have dual monitors for work.
The device has these ports: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet and an audio out. It comes with a DVI to VGA adapter, USB 3.0 cable and a power adapter. You can hook up 2 monitors one HDMI and one VGA. The device comes with the Windows drivers on a CD. The drivers install easy.
The device is easy to use. Works well.
Hit and Miss
The Dual Monitor plug and play docking station is a very nice looking docking station, and the unit is fairly compact (but the plug is HUGE and takes a lot of real estate on a power strip). It is very easy to set up and I was pleased with how quickly it docked my mouse, keyboard and monitor. For the review, I hooked up a second monitor and it too was very easy. There are lots of extra USB ports which makes it very nice if you have a lot of devices you want to plug into your laptop. The front-facing USB3 ports make it very easy to connect high use items (phones and thumb drives) and also having the front-facing headphone and microphone jacks is also very handy.
The only complaints I had were the power cord is a space hog. It is not going to fit in a power strip easily. Also when I tried to connect it to my Asus laptop the monitors didn't work (The keyboard, mouse etc worked just fine). So not sure why it was that the success rate was so sporadic. I guess that makes me too nervous to recommend all that highly.
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