Targus ACP70USZ - Base (Negro, USB, USB)
Descripción del producto
Acorde RoHS: Si
Adaptador AC incluido: Si
Altura: 3,7 cm
Ancho: 7,18 cm
Cables incluidos: USB
Candado de seguridad: Y
Cantidad de puertos DVI-I: 1
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 4
Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1): 2
Color del producto: Negro
Conectar y usar (Plug and Play): Si
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1
Ethernet LAN, velocidad de transferencia de datos: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Guía de configuración rápida: Si
Mando a distancia: No
Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si
Número de puertos HDMI: 1
Peso: 950 g
Profundidad: 27 cm
Salidas para auriculares: 1
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It is still an unstable product, even with the current (Jan., 2013) firmware and drivers. The audio out dropped more than once a day, so I eventually stopped trying to use it and now plug the speakers into the machine (a Surface Pro) when the dock is being used, ignoring the on-dock audio completely.
And then, about once a day, the dock just "checks out". The hardware is still there, but it's nonresponsive - any peripherals attached aren't really available. The more common case of this is the monitors connected (I'm using both ports) just get frozen with whatever they had, the USB devices slowly drop out (e. g. mouse and keyboard work, but then at some point stop), etc. To fix this you have to unplug the dock from the computer, unplug the power (which at the dock is annoying, because the plug has a sliding, locking connector), plug the power back in, and connect to the computer. Then you're good for another... day if you're lucky.
I am very close to returning this unit and trying a different manufacturer's one at this point. The only thing stopping me right now is the fear that since all of these dual-display docks are basically the same guts (DisplayLink), that I'd be swapping one broken unit for another.
UPDATE IN APRIL, 2013: The very recent April driver update (7.1) has made a substantial difference. I've now gone nearly a week without the sound dropping or the Ethernet dropping. I see other posts about people having the exact same issues I was having, especially the Ethernet. I don't know if the updated drivers would help them, but it helped me. We'll need to see if it's a long term fix but so far at least, it's much better.
Also this is on Windows 8 - I should have said that before. Very specifically it's on a Surface Pro.
UPDATE APRIL 18: The drivers are not perfect still - I have had one drop of the Ethernet earlier this week after all, and just now, a loss of the sound. And there seems to be a new issue with this driver release around performance on the displays - the mouse cursor and scrolling are "jumpy" and that was not the case before. So it's still a work in progress even after all this time. So I am still waiting on DisplayLink to continue their improvements. The device works well enough at this point to not bother sending it back, and DisplayLink powers all of the other devices of this type so it's not like there's a choice around it even if I did send it back. That said I've dropped the rating back because it's a little silly that after all this time there are still issues around it.
I should also mention you CAN'T currently find the updated drivers on the Targus site - I just checked. They are at the DisplayLink site (7.2M0 released April 3, 2013).
UPDATE JUNE 18: The May 2013 drivers are better still. Biggest remaining issue is sound dropping every so often.
UPDATE AUGUST 30: The 7.4M0 drivers (from DisplayLink - Targus still has 7.3M1) seemed better, but audio dropout seemed to get much worse. I ended up completely uninstalling them (after unplugging the dock), rebooting, installing 7.3M1, connecting the dock, waiting for the hardware update and driver load (note: I don't remember seeing the update during an upgrade - that could be a UI issue or an actual installer bug, I don't know), confirming everything was working, disconnecting the dock, uninstalling fully again, rebooting, installing 7.4M0, connecting the dock (again including a hardware update), and then everything was happy for now. We'll see how stable it is. I've dropped my rating because this is a bit ridiculous, not having a reliable driver after all this time.
UPDATE DECEMBER 5: Even at 7.4M2 I'm still seeing the dropouts of audio. I did find a better way to fix it: (1) right-click volume icon in notification area (2) choose "Playback devices" (3) right-click "Speakers - Targus USB Audio" and choose "Properties" (4) change to the Enhancements tab (5) Change any of the enhancement checkboxes, click Apply, then change it back, and click Apply. [The change back isn't necessary but leaves you how you started.] Changing this setting seems to force the driver to sort itself out.
UPDATE Jan. 21, 2015: This failed for me about 6 months ago, and I put it on the shelf and gave up on it, determined to tell anyone that would listen to avoid the Targus docks forever moving forward. I found out today there is a known defect in older versions (e. g. http://www.twitter.com/Targus/status/556198441991151616 which goes to http://targusblog.com/2015/01/16/targus-acp70-item-60-and-item-51-defects/) that causes the failure to occur. I reached out to Targus today, and the customer service chat gave me a substantial run-around (someone else [hi Karen!] reported this same issue on Twitter, that's what got me looking at it). They made me jump through a whole ton of hoops, but eventually agreed to replace the dock. We'll see what happens with the replacement process.
The Targus Docking Station enabled attachment of two 23" monitors, giving me three total displays, including the display on the Surface. So I picked up an additional display by making this switch. The additional USB ports on the Targus Docking Station allowed attachment of a very large capacity external solid state drive for storing large files that I don't need to have in the cloud. A port for a wireless hub to take care of an MS Sculpt Comfort Keyboard - and there are still ports to spare which I have occasionally used for an external CD/DVD reader/writer, other USB flash drive access, and for battery charging in other devices. And when I need to take all the native capability of the Surface Pro with me, I merely detach ONE USB connection.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I took the Docking Station out of the box, downloaded the current drivers as directed, plugged in the devices and then plugged it to the Surface - and it all worked - instantly - no fussing, no fretting, no calling a service person. It was truly "Plug and Play". I had been a bit hesitant prior to purchasing this product, since some of the reviews had indicated difficulty in setting up the station. After looking back at the reviews, however, I noted that none of those describing any difficulty were related to using it with a Surface Pro.
I could not be more satisfied with this product. It has made possible an arrangement that has enabled me to greatly increase my efficiency while at the computer. The best part of it is that I now work in a total silence environment. There is no sound of cooling fans or hard disks spinning. At last, after more that 40 years working at a computer, there is no humming to put up with. I work the Surface Pro as hard or harder that I did the PC, yet I have never heard the fans in the Surface Pro kick in.
The wireless keyboard issue is resolved. The issue became more of a problem so I began to troubleshoot. The problem appeared to be interference or poor signal probably due to proximity to wireless router. I moved the receiver to a different port and used a USB cable extender that sticks out and is pointed up. I now have no problems with wireless keyboard. Resolution settings seem to have been fixed with a driver update at some point or I turned off sleep setting. The blurry video seems to be fixed as well. I am not updating star rating though since the dock crashes from time to time. I have to unplug the dock to restart it.
This item does work as described most of the time but there are some issues occasionally. I bought this item since I wanted to use the same docking station for two laptops of different makes. Neither laptop has USB 3.0 so I had to also purchase a express card with USB 3.0. So maybe the express card is to blame for some of the issues:
-Wireless keyboard stops responding but wireless mouse always works. This happens only briefly (3-4 times for 5 seconds each time in a 10 minute period) for probably 1 out of 10 uses. It works flawlessly most of the time.
-Display resolution settings are lost after laptop sleeps. This is the most frustrating issue since restarting does not resolve. I have to manually change settings which rearrange desktop icons and is difficult since the confirmation box will appear on laptop monitor that is not visible from my desk.
-Video cycles through blurry and focused. This may only occur after fixing display resolution settings when laptop sleeps.