Tablets Are Becoming Computers
Tablets are fast becoming computers — okay that sounds wrong because obviously a tablet is filled with similar kinds of technology that a PC has, only with differences both physically and in how they go about doing their job. But the thing is that tablets are starting to drain away those who only felt a desktop/laptop could accomplish their needs. Tablets today aren’t simple things like they were back when first introduced — their abilities are vast and well within the realm of what a person needs in a computing environment. So take the Microsoft Surface Go as the specific example: a high resolution 10” touchscreen that runs Windows and has all the connections and tech you might expect to see on a laptop. Yet there’s something missing — what’s that? Being able to really go to town when using the Go at home. So what’s needed is a docking station or to continue being specific, what’s needed is Kensington’s SD6000 Surface Go Docking Station, because it’s specifically made for the Surface Go.
Why A Dock Is Needed
But before we go into what the the SD6000 is all about, shouldn’t we bring up why bother having a dock in the first place? Sure, because a tablet (and heck, some laptops too these days) doesn’t have everything when it comes to connections when it’s being used at home, or at an office or hotel, etc. — that’s where going with a bigger or higher resolution monitor is going to be a good thing. So a docking station removes the need for wishing you had more working on that tablet (i.e., the Surface Go) by supplying the means for connecting to it. Okay, great so let’s move on to that the SD6000, being specifically made for the Surface Go is going to fit it without any issues whatsoever. So mating it with the Go is going to be simple, especially since it uses a Microsoft tech called Surface Connect for the two to communicate with each other (and charge/use electrical power as well).
Here’s The Dock
The SD600 is of a matching color, obviously a bit bigger than the Go and designed to sit solidly and not fidget or move around while the tablet’s in use. Also you have to consider that the dock’s design works on a kind of “hinge” because it can be angled to suit one’s taste. Part of that design involves a magnet for locking the Surface Pen (obviously an accessory) in position to hold it for use.
And to complete the fact that you dont feel safe even at home for some reason, there’s the ubiquitous Kensington Lock Slot — that tiny slit found on so many devices over the years that you probably wouldn’t feel odd if there was one on your ankle. Of course the locking bar/cable for it has to be bought separately, as does a locking module that makes for a simpler way to go about securing it.
What The Surface Pro Can Now Do
So you’d expect there to be a lot of ports/inputs/outputs to work with and you’d be right. As in a total of 4 USB-A 3.1 to work from (higher speeds now on tap), or a single USB-C 3.1 ready for data syncing. Also ready to go is a Gigabit Ethernet port — you know how often wireless get’s flaky and a cable connection to the router can do the job better? Or that some places on the road charge for WiFi but their Ethernet socket doesn’t agree? And finally from the hardware side of things, should using Bluetooth bore you, there’s the sometimes tossed out combo 3.5mm audio jack.
Now earlier we noted about how a monitor is always going to be a better experience than that of a tablet’s built-in touchscreen — at least as far as size and resolution goes. The SD6000 has outputs for connecting to a monitor through a HDMI cable and/??? Or DisplayPort — meaning you can efficiently and effectively have a 4K monitor staring back at you at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz or 2 4K monitors kicking it at that same resolution, only now it is at 30Hz.
Tablets Are Now Computers
Tablets today aren’t simple things like they were back when first introduced — their abilities are vast and well within the realm of what a person needs in a computing environment today. So take the Microsoft Surface Go as the specific example: a high resolution 10” touchscreen that runs Windows. But what has been missing is being able to really go to town when using the Go when not running out and about. So that’s where Kensington’s SD6000 Surface Go Docking Station comes to play — okay it’s not the smallest but certainly portable enough to go along for the ride. So to say it can’t be used outside the house is incorrect — just remove the connections and pack it in your travel suitcase. Regardless of where it ends up, that it is there to work with the Surface Go (and Go2) means more productivity and a better experience. And that’s a really good thing.