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Why Do You Need a Docking Station for Your MacBook?


While the MacBook has impressive performance capabilities, it comes with some limitations such as a limited number of ports, with charging often occupying one of them. Upgrading to a device with multiple ports can be costly, leaving users with a need for an economical all-in-on solution. BenQ offers this solution with the DP1310 Hybrid Docking Station.

What is a Docking Station?

A docking station acts as a powerful hub, transforming your MacBook into a more versatile workstation. By connecting your MacBook to a docking station, you extend its capabilities beyond the built-in limitations, similar to a desktop environment.

Find Out Why Docking Stations Are a Must-Have

  • Port Expansion and Screen Extension

A MacBook typically offers only a few USB-C ports. By connecting a single USB-C cable to a docking station, you can expand to multiple screens effortlessly, enhancing your workspace and productivity.

  • Continuous Power Supply and Additional Charging Ports

In addition to screen expansion, the same USB-C cable also powers the docking station, which can then offer multiple charging ports for your other devices. This setup ensures that your MacBook and accessories remain charged and ready to use.

  • Storage Expansion

Some models offer additional storage or specialized hardware improvements.

  • Desktop-Like Experience

Delivers comfort and efficiency just like a desktop while retaining the portability of MacBook.

Why is a Docking Station More Powerful Than a Hub?

While a hub can suffice for basic connectivity, a docking station offers a more robust solution for professionals looking to enhance their MacBook’s capabilities.


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Screen Expansion & Resolution

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2-4 screens


1-2 screens


Charging and Power Supply

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Included; external power


Bus-powered by the laptop



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Over 10




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▲ The Chart is a Comparison Between Docking Stations and Hubs

Why Choose the DP1310 for Your MacBook?

  • Breaking Apple’s Screen Extension Limitations
  • The DP1310 resolves Apple’s restrictions on screen extension, offering more flexibility for multi-screen presentations and multitasking.
  • Multiple Charging Ports to Support Your Apple Devices
  • It provides 5 ports to power a full suite of Apple devices simultaneously, such as an iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and Apple Watch.
  • Dual Input Sources for Work and Entertainment
  • The DP1310 docking station provides dual input sources through USB-C and HDMI 2.1 ports, eliminating the need for frequent plugging and unplugging when switching between devices. The HDMI 2.1 port in the DP1310 meets the industry’s top specifications, capable of delivering the highest experience when connected to gaming consoles. Additionally, it can be used with Mac mini or Mac Studio and, when paired with the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse, it transforms seamlessly into a powerful workstation.
  • Hassle-Free for One-Click Switching of Sources
  • The DP1310 allows for effortless switching between dual input sources, enabling a single screen to display different outputs from these sources. This feature enhances flexibility and efficiency, making it ideal for users who need to manage multiple tasks or entertainment options simultaneously.


In scenarios where workspace optimization, device integration, and high-performance output are crucial, a docking station is the most suitable enhancement for a MacBook. The DP1310 exemplifies the ideal choice, providing great dual input options, superior connectivity, and seamless integration of work and play elements. Whether for professional use or personal entertainment, the DP1310 elevates the MacBook experience, proving itself as an essential tool in any tech arsenal.


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