We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Toshiba Dynadock-U coming to Europe

Low-power multiscreen setup for laptop users

Toshiba is set to release its Dynadock docking station in the UK and Europe, following a successful debut in the US last month. HDMI, wireless and PCI Express versions are planned.

Dynadock-U is a slimline vertical universal docking station with an integrated high-definition video card. The Dynadock's primary function is as a universal docking station providing additional ports for peripherals to be attached to a laptop. As well as the fairly standard extra USB 2.0 ports it supplies – in this case six – it opens up the possibility of attaching up to three standalone LCD monitors to a laptop. These can then be used in an extended array for an exceptionally widescreen gaming display or as separate screens for a business presentation.

Toshiba's spokesman explained that the Dynadock-U has a built-in HD video card that supports 7.1 surround sound. This dedicated graphics card is used to process onscreen information for the external screens. The device, which roughly resembles a wireless router and has narrow footprint due to its upright design, sits next to a laptop and attaches to it via a single cable. As well as external displays attached via VGA or DVI connections, the device adds LAN, 6 USB, SPDIF and speaker or microphone ports.

The Toshiba Dynadock-U launched in the US in mid-December for $149.99 and is expected to launch in Europe in the first quarter of this year. Wireless and PCI Express versions of the Dynadock-U with HDMI support are also likely to launch, with a tentative retail price of around $250.

IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

Watch this heartwarming Christmas short by Trunk for composer John Rutter

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad