said by Camelot One:
I have had no luck finding current laptop models that work with a true docking station. The options now are just universal port replicators that do nothing for power.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean but at work we all have Latitude 'port replicators' that are plugged into the wall via AC adapter and provide power to the laptop when docked. Very convenient since it hooks up power, wired LAN, 2nd monitor and whatever USB accessories you have by simply plunking it down.