Surface Docking Station: 3 USB 3.0 Ports, Speakers, & More

Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new accessories at a press event in New York City today.  Among the new accessories was a docking station which will allow the Surface to be a full desktop replacement for many.

Connect to all of your favorite accessories to Surface Pro—an external monitor, Ethernet, speakers, full-size keyboard, printer and other peripherals. Instantly go from road warrior to desktop master.

Docking Station for Surface Pro:

The Docking Station for Surface Pro lets you quickly connect Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 to desktop PC peripherals in a single step, taking you from laptop to desktop in an instant. While Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2 is docked, it can connect with an external monitor, Ethernet, speakers and power supply. PC peripherals connect via its one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. The Docking Station for Surface Pro will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.

  • CX1

    Major pet peeve alert. Accessories next year is seriously lame.

  • frankwick

    3 USB3 ports or just one?

    • Allan Cantillo

      Yes, it looks like a marketing trap, 3 usb 3 ports in the title, but in the text says 1 usb 3 port, and 3 usb 2 ports… confusing…

      • frankwick

        marketing trap? I just think it’s a poorly written article.

        • Allan Cantillo

          Exactly I was trying to make an analogy of the title of the article to a marketing trap

  • anujgoyal

    expensive for a dock

  • Yuan Taizong

    It’s that huge price that turns my head the other way, but for a simple docking station this is an amazingly functional stand… but it’s still way too overpriced ¿wasn’t this how Apple does things? no wait, they would’ve just had a functionaless docking station and charge you $ 500,- for having the Apple logo on it.

  • Willem Evenhuis

    I agree. Much too expensive for a dock. As a surface user, I also have to take into account the steep purchasing price of the surface device itslef. Although perhaps a fair price to microsoft, they should bear in mind that in the current economic climate, they’re playing with fire. And seeing that microsoft wants to hit some impressive salenumbers, they should perhaps consider a smaller profit margin now, so to gain bigger profits in the long run. We all need a little help to climb the socio-economic ladder.

    • Jeff Hung

      As a former Thinkpad fan (left since Lenovo changed the iconic keyboard), I can say that the price tag is just moderate for a business docking station. I don’t think the price tag is a concern. The real problem is whether Microsoft can come up with a decent business solution integrated with Surface. The docking station is just a small (and arguably the simplest) part of the solution.