Did you think Mac owners wouldn't be represented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020? Because they found it wrong: Two manufacturers have already tried to introduce their newest docking station creations to Apple computers.
Let's see below.
The company announced at the fair TBT3-UDZ, its new Thunderbolt 3 dock that has no fewer than 14 (!) ports for all tastes and needs. Here we have two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, two HDMI 2.0, one Ethernet (1Gbps), seven USB-A (two on the front with fast charging support for mobile devices), one audio output and SD and microSD card readers.
The device also has other notable points: equipped with Intel's Titan Ride controller, it is one of a kind in the category capable of connecting the Mac (or PC) to two 4K 60Hz displays – most are limited to 30Hz, or just a monitor at 60Hz. In addition, its Thunderbolt port is capable of delivering up to 100W of power, capable of recharging up to 16-inch MacBook Pro at full speed. TBT3-UDZ will have a suggested price of $ 300 and will be launched at the end of the first half.
In the same period, Plugable will also launch two simpler accessories: one is a USB-C adapter with two HDMI ports ($ 40) to connect the computer to two 4K 60Hz monitors. The second is a USB to Ethernet adapter ($ 50), capable of receiving / sending transfers up to 2.5Gbps; It has one USB-C connector and one USB-A in the same package.
Linedock, meanwhile, upgraded its docking station to the MacBook Pro with a new model dedicated especially to the 16-inch version of the computer. Here we have that well-known shape, designed to be “fitted” to the bottom of the machine (with a space gray aluminum finish); The connection is made through one of its Thunderbolt ports.
The dock has three USB-C, three USB-A, two HDMI, and two UHS-II memory card slots. We also have a battery capable of fully recharging the MacBook from scratch, and built-in SSD storage – which is easily user replaceable, worth noting.
Linedock will also sell a version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro dock – the model may already be out of line, but interest in such an accessory obviously remains high among its more advanced users. There is no pricing or availability information yet, but the manufacturer will sell the docking stations in versions with and without SSD included; it's possible register on the Linedock website to receive more information.