Maybe you are a person who uses their laptop a lot but would like desktop comforts like a full-sized keyboard, a mouse, and a nice big monitor. Kensington’s new docking station may be of interest to you. Here’s how this works: attach you DVI monitor, Ethernet, speakers, headset, and USB devices to the docking station. Then attach a USB cable from the docking station to your WIndows laptop and you are good to go (Mac users will have to buy a different model that does not do networking).
In the bad old days, we had to get proprietary docks for our laptops and if you ever switched brands, you were out of luck. This device can display a resolution of up to 2048 x 1152, so you can easily watch a 1080p movie from one of those new Tegra devices on a big screen. If you want to plug this into your television, you will need an optional HDMI adapter. $149.99 gets you the Kensington Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI and Ethernet (model number K33926US). The Mac compatible Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI (model number K33930US) costs $129.99 – this device also works with Windows machine, but again does not have Ethernet. Both devices can put out a display of 2048 x 1152.