Bought laptop without researching port docking

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I purchased a Dell XPS M1530 laptop to replace my old desktop.  I was
planning on using it like I do the Dell Lattitude I have at work, but
with a larger screen for movies on the road, etc.

I really envisioned being able to dock it like I do my work PC with a
monitor stand and port replicator.  That system works very well.  Just
stick it in and everything is a desktop.  Presto!  Laptop is instantly
a desktop.

I now realize that the XPS M1530 does not have that capability.  I
read the reviews of the alternative port replicators (Like the
Kennsington expansion dock) that will work, and they are NOT
impressive.  I thought that most modern laptops could dock like my
work laptop, now I realize that this is not a standard feature.

I jumped on a good deal that Dell was having with what looked like a
laptop that had everything I needed.  Don't flame me, I am flaming
myself for not researching as well as I should.  Any suggestions?
Should I and can I stop Dell from shipping the XPS M1530 laptop?
Thanks in advaince.


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