Review: Dell’s Wireless Dock D5000 really does free your laptop from cables

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At a Glance

Dell's Wireless Dock D5000 is awesome—as long as you don't mind being tied to Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook.

Price when rated: $270 as a stand-alone purchase; $187 if purchased with Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook
Lowest price: $180.00 via Dell Small Business

Pros

  • Requires absolutely no physical connection between the notebook and dock
  • Can drive two displays with resolution up to 1920 by 1200 pixels each
  • Three USB 3.0 ports, audio, and gigabit ethernet

Cons

  • Dock is currently compatible only with Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook
  • Very limited range—about six feet
  • Limited to DisplayPort 1.1 (can't daisy-chain displays)
  • Does not support HDCP
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