port replicator



  • 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


  • 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.