In simple terms, the switch is a LAN connector. It functions at the data link level (on the OSI model). It used to be that repeaters were implemented in these layers. However the new switches are more effective. It oversees the traffic flow so info goes from point A to point B directly. By avoiding stopovers at unnecessary data packets, bandwidth is used more effectively.
Now let us talk about the looks and connectivity of the Revo. At the back of the Revo, starting from the bottom, we have our power in, VGA port, HDMI out, ethernet switch port, and four USB ports. At the top of the Revo is a vent. The Revo is quiet and doesn’t produce a lot of heat. You’ll also find another USB port at the top. At the top corner is where you’ll find the camouflaged power button that blends in with the design. Next to that power button is a USB port that is covered by a white slide. At the front of the Revo, you’ll find an SDHC card slot, headphone jack, microphone jack, and finally an eSATA port. At the bottom is where you can attach the stand and detach it.
The Getac G-Force 850 is very light at only 3.75 lbs. It also employs Transmeta processors with 800 x 600 SVGA poly-silicon display. It also has ports for Cardbus peripherals, Firewire and USB enabling you to use a combination of peripherals and stay connected while working. This device has been shock and drop tested.
The speed that data packets travel along the data cables are much higher than the data transfer speed in a wireless network. If a standard Power over Ethernet Switch cable is used, the data transfer rate can reach a maximum or 100 Mbps (Megabits per second). With a Gigabit Ethernet cable the speeds can go to 1,000 Mbps.
Although the QuickDock doesn’t have its own power cord and you have to use the cord of your laptop, the dock charges the laptop so it works just like a power cord. But if you have issues about that, then I suggest you don’t buy it. I don’t have problems with that, but I do have a problem with the short wire. I need an extension to be able to use it and plug Ethernet switch it to the wall at the same time. Other than that, and the lack of other older ports for other peripherals (which I think aren’t too necessary as they are already much extended for the use of a laptop), I would say that this machine is absolutely satisfying.
A single look at the QuickDock and you’ll know that it’s a perfect dock. It’s handy, extremely lightweight, and perfect for all your computer peripheral needs. It has the dimensions of 1” x 10.5” x 4.3” and it weighs a mere 1 pound, perfect for travel and portability needs. You can bring it to the office, at home, or out of town – absolutely anywhere you desire.
The rest is easy. A few hours later, the second file finishes downloading. I start it up and walk home. It’s done by the time I get there and VPN in. Sweet. Home by 9pm, and the work done!