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Targus ACP70USZ USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Docking Station

  • Dual video ports up to 2048x1152
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Audio In/Out ports
  • Security lock slot
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Model

Brand
Targus
Model
ACP70USZ

General Spec

Compatibility
PC/Netbook compatible

Physical spec

Dimension
10.6" x 2.8" x 1.5"
Weight
2.1 lbs.

Features

Features
USB 3.0 docking station features dual video ports providing beyond HD video and graphics with up to 2048 x 1152 resolution (1x DVI-I, 1x HDMI) and includes 1x DVI to VGA adapter, 1 HDMI to DVI adapter, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, audio In/Out ports and security lock slot; Also a 6A AC adapter and 2ft USB 3.0 cable making it easy to connect; 2 high-powered USB ports for extra power and stays on when the PC is disconnected

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Sean
  • 1/16/2014 12:13:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFine if it works

Pros: When it works, they're fine.

Cons: I have a lot of these throughout my office that we purchased on our last upgrade for laptops. They all seemed to work well for about 6 months. Then they intermittently started not to push video (not related to the DisplayLink updates), some of the usb ports didn't work, there was a lag time on some peoples computer. Needless to say, I had to return these to Targus and have waited over a month and a half and still haven't received new ones.

Other Thoughts: The tech support is fine for simple things but if you have to return things, they're terrible. I do have a few that are still working. The bottom line is I will never order a Targus product again. There's number of other companies that are making USB docking stations and will go with that from here on out. I think Dell's docking station is the same one, just rebranded for Dell - as Dell used to sell Targus. But at least with a Dell product - once you get out of the Newegg return policy - I'll get a return in a few days - not a month and a half.

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  • Wayne S.
  • 12/22/2013 6:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable, poor custome service

Pros: Good port selection. Solid USB power source. Wedge shape could be a useful laptop back-raiser except it's not textured enough to be stable. Restarts fairly quickly.

Cons: Unreliable - video corruption, loses USB devices, ethernet drops out, etc. According to Targus service it should be restarted every day, it "wasn't designed to be left turned on" - but, no power switch, you yank power cord. Targus CS also always has you reinstall intel drivers, DL drivers etc - oddly, it's never a Targus problem. (All that re-installing and rebooting is lost work-time, and has yet to fix any problem.). Slides around on the desk. Tried with Win 8 and Win 7 on HP Pavilion dv7t (i7, 16gb RAM, USB3 ports, etc)

Other Thoughts: I've already moved most USB use to a new'plugable' USB3 hub (flawless) and move enet cableback to lap (now enet is solid) but losed evices connected to the Targus USB

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  • Cedric M.
  • 11/12/2013 9:32:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Works as expected for a while.

Cons: We purchased 4 of these for our employees (myself included), and after right around 13 months, 3 of them have partially failed (the fourth is showing signs of dying now).

The units become very unreliable, requiring you power cycle them in order for them to function, and eventually the video / Ethernet functions stop working.

Other Thoughts: With plenty of other USB3 dock options out there, I suggest you try something other than this one.

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  • Blaine J.
  • 7/23/2013 8:15:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Great

Pros: I am connecting a Microsoft Surface Pro to 2 - 1920 x 1080 monitors, a network, printer, keyboard and mouse with this. It was a very quick setup and everything seems to be working great. I did go to the displaylink website and download the drivers directly from there. I'm not certain, but I believe displaylink just updated their drivers.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: Be aware that when purchasing a device like this, depending on the working load of your computer and the power of your computer, you may see a very small lag time between when you move your mouse and when it moves on screen. There is a lot of information to pass via one USB port. This is normal, and something that becomes very tolerable after spending some time with it.

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  • Purchasing N.
  • 6/18/2013 6:07:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsExpect to spend a lot of time updating and reinstalling...

Pros: Allows for triple-display setup with Windows 7 and 8.

Cons: The drivers are the worst. After 6 months of installing, removing, reinstalling and updating the DisplayLink and Intel USB 3.0 drivers (keep in mind, each operation requires a reboot), we're calling it quits.
We purchased 10 of these. Targus replaced one so far, and a power supply for another one. We get the same results with all of them: if the laptop is removed from the docking station or rebooted, you have to power cycle the docking station... or else the USB 3.0 and video ports don't work.

Other Thoughts: Not worth the 12+ hours I've spent trying to make it work, no matter how good Targus support is.

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  • Mark H.
  • 5/8/2013 2:37:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsKill it with fire

Pros: None.

Cons: You would be better off flushing your money down the toilet than purchasing this dung. It simply does not work. The drivers are garbage. The dock does not properly establish a network connection and USB devices randomly lose connectivity. I had to buy a USB 3.0 network adapter to plug into this thing just to get a connection, and even then it still doesn't reliably work, since USB devices randomly drop. Avoid it like the plague.

Other Thoughts: Buy something else.

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  • Javier O.
  • 4/19/2013 12:58:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat to use with Surface Pro

Pros: I wanted to make my surface pro my desktop pc, so i bought this docking station, so far works great, has plenty of usb 2.0 and 3.0 slots for your needs, also has hdmi output, dvi and ethernet, works great on my surface pro, everything works as should

Cons: Sometimes there is a little ghosting and/or low framerate on the output via hdmi but is not big deal also requires to be plugged to a wall charger to be working so is not that portable, otherwise, works great

Other Thoughts: it includes dvi to hdmi adapter even if you want to make a dual screen setup

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  • Kevin L.
  • 4/16/2013 12:44:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsSpotty Performance

Pros: Plugs and plays nicely on Windows 8 Acer w700. Downloaded drivers from Targus and it was working in under 10 minutes.

Cons: Spotty performance. Cursor would freeze, network would hang. Programs would lock up.

Other Thoughts: Switched to a Kensington sd3500v and it uses the same displaylink drivers. No problems in over 24 hours. I would say spend a little more and get the one that won't hang up on you.

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  • Simon T.
  • 4/3/2013 12:41:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage

Pros: nothing

Cons: This thing is absolute trash. Do not buy it. I spent half a day wrestling with this thing trying to get it installed. I called both Targus and Dell support (I was trying to use it with a new xps laptop) and it simply does not work. Windows only recognizes it as a USB hub... the network, display, and audio do not work. Save yourself the trouble and look for alternate solutions. This is not only a waste of money but worse a waste of time and source of frustration.

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  • Josef W.
  • 2/8/2013 12:40:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDriver Nightmare

Pros: Works well, and an excellent price.

Cons: After installing drivers on a digital to analog converter, the two drivers clashed and the docking station lost, rendering it useless until I uninstalled the drivers and downloaded the latest ones from Targus.

IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8 CHUCK THE DISC AND DOWNLOAD DRIVERS FROM TARGUS WEBSITE !

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