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The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro Docking Station adds even more versatility to the Surface Pro

The Kensington SD7000 dock helps turn the Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio. (Source: Kensington)
The Kensington SD7000 dock helps turn the Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio. (Source: Kensington)
Kensington has announced the availability of the SD7000 dock for the Surface Pro. The SD7000 dock connects to the Surface Pro using the Surface Connector and provides USB ports, Ethernet, USB-C, HDMI, and a DisplayPort converting the tablet into a mini Surface Studio of sorts.

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Kensington has announced the SD7000 dock for the Microsoft Surface Pro. The SD7000 connects to the Surface Connector port on the Surface Pro and brings additional connectivity options. The tablet can be inserted into the dock's holder, which is an articulating hinge that can be raised just like how the Surface Studio can be raised at different angles. The SD7000 is similar to the Microsoft Surface Dock in terms of connectivity options but is aesthetically better to look at.

The SD7000 features 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port, a USB-C port, a HDMI port, and a DisplayPort. For perspective, the Microsoft Surface Dock also features 4 USB ports, 2 mini DisplayPort ports, an Ethernet port, and an audio out port. Kensington says that the SD7000 can power dual 4K displays together but we come to know they are limited to 30Hz so it might not be the most pleasant viewing experience out there. If a 60Hz refresh rate is desired from this dock, the only option would be to use a single 4K display or dual FHD displays. The dock holder features a magnetic hinge to latch on the Surface Pen and overall, the dock seems to offer a Surface Studio-like experience with the Surface Pro. Being Kensington, there is also an optional Lock Module to secure the tablet. 

The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro docking station will be on display at Microsoft Inspire from July 15-19 and at Microsoft Ready from July 18-20 in Las Vegas. The dock will be priced at US$299.99 and the optional Lock Module can be had for an extra US$29.99. Availability information is not yet provided.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-19)
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.