Plugable’s Latest USB-C Dock Brings the Thunder (Bolt)

A Plugable dock in dark grey.
Plugable

If your primary work machine is also a laptop, you likely prefer to use it with a monitor or two when you’re home. But that involves messing around with video cables, power cables, and other peripherals. Plugable’s latest $200 dock takes care of the hard work. Connect one USB-C or Thunderbolt cable, and you have space for two monitors, three USB devices, and more. And right now, you can get it for $20 off.

The latest dock from Plugable dubbed the Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Docking Station, may not have a catchy name, but at least it says what it does right on the tin. The front side of the dock features a USB-C Thunderbolt-compatible port and a USB 3.0 slot.

The plugable dock running two monitors.
Plugable

The backside houses two full-sized Displayport slots, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C data ports. You get a full-sized Ethernet port as well.

If you’re using a Thunderbolt-compatible machine, the dock can power two 4K monitors running at 60fps. While it’s driving your monitors, it’ll use the same cable to charge and power your laptop.
If you don’t have Thunderbolt, but you do have USB-C, then it can either drive two monitors at 1080 60 fps resolution, or one monitor at 4K 30fps resolution.

While the dock will cost $200, Plugable is running a quick deal starting today through April 28th. You can get $20 off the device, bringing the price down to $180.

The Plugable dock goes on sale today at Amazon, Walmart, and NewEgg.

 

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