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 Post subject: HP Laptop - Expansion Port 3
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Anyone with an HP laptop have something with a port just called Expansion Port 3 on the side of the laptop?

I've searched HP's website, and it seems to be some sort of a docking port, and it has what looks like a photo of a Desktop PC which would go along with a Docking Port.....

However, I've not been able to find anything that seems to actually USE Expansion Port 3.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prod ... g=en&cc=us


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 Post subject: Re: HP Laptop - Expansion Port 3
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:49 am 
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It is an obsolete form of docking connector. At one time they offered components like Port Replicators that would use it.

For my own use I need a laptop that supports full-featured docks and port replicators, which is another one of the many reasons I use ThinkPads exclusively. When I return to my desk I currently snap my ThinkPad into this dock, which is connected to multiple external monitors, an eSATA dock, gigabit ethernet, DVD burner, scanner, floppy drive, external speakers, several USB hubs, AC power, etc. I could not imagine having to make all of those connections manually every time I returned to my desk, and several of them would be impossible without the dock. Scott.


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