The contemporary 12-in-1 Docking Station. (Supply: UGREEN)UGREEN’s latest multi-port is called a docking station, although it has extra of a tower format for easy USB style-C-to-C connection to an ever-increasing checklist of remarkable ultrabooks. It helps external monitors of up to 8K/30Hz, albeit when archaic as a hub for Windows machines finest. A triple 4K/60Hz display risk is launch to MacBooks, then again, with some caveats.

UGREEN’s accessories that bridge the gap between an ultrabook’s practically solo USB style-C port and various missing outputs such as HDMI or DisplayPort (DP) have normally reach in form-factors designed to make one feel better about leaving the dwelling with said PC; then again, the OEM’s latest docking station’s almost mini-PC-treasure dimensions make it much extra of a permanent desk resident than its portable forebears.

A individual may probably no longer mind, as the Station’s resulting stack of ports may prove something to leave their a couple of monitors plugged into for streamlined connection to their thin-and-light PC once it has reach back dwelling. The contemporary Docking Station counts an 8K HDMI port among its varied I/O, alongside 1 DP output and a 2nd HDMI, although these are both 4K.

Most products along these lines are brazenly pitched at MacBooks; then again, on this case, the 8K spec is compatible with Windows PCs such as the Dell XPS 13 or Surface Pro 8 (and also, presumably, the more moderen 9) finest. In fact, this USB style-C hub would no longer toughen M2 MacBooks at all – then again, their a small bit older counterparts can detached avail of triple 4K/60Hz monitors via UGREEN’s contemporary Station.

The hub also has a total of 3 style-C ports: a explicit host for the PC (no longer compatible with varied mobile gadgets such as tablets); a 2nd rear-mounted one rated to charge gadgets at up to 100W, and another powered port in the front of the software, albeit for 5V/3A energy in that case. It’s came across near the Station’s 3.5mm jack – below slots for both SD and microSD cards.

The Docking Station also has room for a Gigabit Ethernet connection and 3 style-A ports with speeds of up to 10Gb/s, although no longer for compatibility with Linux. It’s priced at US$329.99 on Amazon, with a probably miniature introductory US$30 coupon examine-field.

The contemporary Docking Station’s port layout. (Supply: UGREEN)Deirdre O’Donnell – Senior Tech Author – 5672 articles printed on Notebookcheck since 2018

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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2022-10-28 (Update: 2022-10-28)