port replicator

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a version of a docking station that allows a laptop computer to be connected to duplicate the connection ports on the back of the laptop, allowing a user to keep a mouse, power cable, and printer connected to the port replicator and easily insert the laptop to use these ports without having to plug in cables each time the machine is used

Electronics

  • A device which has multiple computer ports, such as those utilized for keyboards, monitors, printers, and other peripherals, and which provides a single socket into which a portable computer is plugged in. This saves the time and inconvenience of plugging in all components each time the computer is at this location. A port replicator is similar to a docking station, except that the latter provides additional slots for expansion.
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