Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock
I just briefly want to touch on the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock. I’ve been using the MateBook X Pro as my daily driver for a while now, but with just a single full-size USB port, connecting additional storage and peripherals is a constant challenge. I appreciate this is part of getting a thin-and-light laptop, but it’s still a pain.
Thankfully, Elgato got in touch and sent over their Pro Dock. As the name suggests this connects via TB3 and provides a lot of additional ports, including 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 and another 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, while Ethernet is also handy while travelling as hotel WiFi can be quite dodgy.
It may not be cheap, coming in at £339.95 on Amazon, but from a productivity perspective it really helps with the MateBook X Pro.
- Compatibility: Windows 10/macOS Sierra 10.12, Thunderbolt 3 port,
- Ports (front): SD card/Micro SD card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1, Headset Combo 3.5mm input
- Ports (rear): 2x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2, 2x Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, Power, Headphone output, Gigabit Ethernet
- DisplayPort Output: up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz
- Thunderbolt 3 Output: up to 5120×2880 at 60Hz
- Dual Display: up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz each