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  1. Dave Las

    Dave Las New Member

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    After years of being a MAC user in my personal life, I just got my new Surface Pro 4 i7. BTW - I use PC in work life so I'm familiar. What I'm not experienced with is the hybrid (tablet / laptop technology) and how to get the most out of it. Admittedly I'm a little behind the curve on this one.

    So in an effort to maximize my Surface Pro 4 experience I'll be leaning on this forum and hopefully a few of you experienced Surface Pro users who would be nice enough to help.

    1. Any recommendations on the best docking station?

    2. Any recommendations for external monitor


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    Welcome to the forum and Happy Father's Day back

    The dock that Microsoft sells is pretty good and I'm not sure I could provide a convincing reason not to get one if you need a dock.

    External monitors are such a personal choice and there are so many options and price points it's possible that only you could make a decision, goo or bad. Many of the forum members have Dell 4K monitors which may be a good starting point.
     
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    Much of there decisions would be based on your budget, I personally would not use or out the USB sucks as the DisplayLink drivers at up asked use to much of the CPU to render. I use the Surface Dock and I connect it to a 40" 4K 60Hz Monitor.
     
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    The Surface Dock is what you want. I have two, after trying two others (those were USB 3.0, not Surfzce native).
     
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    Thank you. Some people in work who have Surface Pro 3's told me that the docking station for the Surface Pro 3 and 4 are the same and that's not what I've learned. As recommended, I'm now looking to buy Surface Dock and a good external monitor for starters.

    This is a great forum and I will continue to impose on all you nice people as I migrate everything over the last 10 years from i-everything to my new Surface Pro. It's all quite tiring - now I know why I don't change technologies that often. :)
    Thanks again.
     

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