Star Tech TB3DOCK2DPPD Thunderbolt Dock REVIEW

DETAILS

The StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Dual-4K Docking Station for Laptops allows you to connect dual UHD 4K monitors to your MacBook Pro or Windows laptop through the use of DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 connections. This dock provides up to 85W of power delivery for connected devices and lets you enjoy speeds of up to 40Gbps. The dock can support a single 5K display with up to 5120 x 2880p display (through Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port) as well as dual 4K displays. It’s compatible with Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 as well as macOS 10.12–10.14.

  • 1 x DisplayPort Female
  • 1 x USB Type-C USB 3.0 Female
  • 1 x USB 3.0 A (SuperSpeed) Female
  • 4 x USB Type-A USB 3.0 Female
  • 1 x RJ-45 Female
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack Female

USER EXPERIENCE

The dock arrived in a StarTech branded box. It’s mostly white with some yellow embellishments. A small image of the dock is included on the front of the box with the name of the device in several languages. The back of the box outlines what is included in the package and I do have to give credit to StarTech for including multiple cables with the dock. Most docks I’ve seen only come with their power cable/brick and a Thunderbolt cable. This box includes 1 x Docking Station, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 cable, 1 x USB-C to Display Port cable, 1 x universal power adapter, 2 x power cords (NA/JP, ANZ) and a user manual.

CONCLUSION

The StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Dual-4K Docking Station for Laptops is a great companion for the MacBook Pro. Not only does it give you the option to connect to all your favorite peripherals, but you can also power your laptop without having to dig your laptop’s power adapter out of storage. While this is somewhat of a pricey investment at $380, I believe it’s worth it to keep your workstation fully operational.

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