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Targus ACP70 Universal Docking Station End Of Life

The ACP70 was the world’s first USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station and started the whole Universal and cable docking station trend, but alas, Targus has just discontinued it.  The replacement for the ACP70 is the Targus DOCK120.ACP70The new DOCK120 has two significant improvements, 1) Includes a DisplayPort video port with up to 2K video resolution (2560x1600p60) and, 2) The dock is 50% smaller which saves desk space.  The complete spec comparisons are shown in the following table:

Model # ACP70 DOCK120
SRP $129.99 $129.99
Warranty 3 Year 3 Year
Connectivity USB 3.0 (Type B) USB 3.0 (Type Micro-B)
DisplayPort (DP++) No Yes (2560x1600p60)
HDMI Yes (2048x1152p60) Yes (2560x1440p50)
DVI-I Yes (2048x1152p60) Yes (2048x1152p60)
VGA Yes (via Included Adapter) No (Adaptor Not Included)
USB 2.0 Ports 4 2
USB 3.0 Ports 2 2
USB BC1.2 Charging Port Yes Yes
Audio Ports Stereo I/O Stereo I/O
6-Channel Audio (5.1) HDMI HDMI and DisplayPort
Lock Port Industry Standard K-Slot Industry Standard K-Slot
Ethernet Gigabit (GbE) Gigabit (GbE)
Compatibility Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Linux Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Linux
Size 10.6″ x  3.0″ 5.3″ x 2.9″
Software Required DisplayLink DisplayLink
TAA Compliant Yes No

Targus will honor ACP70 warranty claims with replacement ACP70 or the DOCK120.

Categories: Did You Know, Update

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