Following yesterday’s Apple event, accessory makers have begun to roll out add-ons for the new MacBook Pro. Belkin has announced the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD that focuses extensively on USB-C connectivity. Its physical footprint has largely gone unchanged from the previous generation. The new MacBook Pro already has up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports but for those looking for extra connectivity, Belkin offers an all-in-one solution.
On the front is a traditional USB-A port and alongside a 3.5mm jack for headphones. The majority of the interface is found on the backside, which includes the following (left to right): gigabit ethernet, audio out, two USB-A 3.0, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) and DisplayPort. It is powered by a 20V 3.5A supply. On top of 40Gbps transfer speeds, users will be able to daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices from this dock alongside support for dual 4K monitors. Belkin’s new Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock is more of a desktop solution as opposed to other portable options on the market today. Final pricing and a release date have yet to be shared.
With speeds of 40Gbps, the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD has twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps) and is 8x faster than USB 3.0 (5 Gbps). That means you can transfer a 4K movie in under 30 seconds! Our dock provides up to 85W of power to your computer which allows you to power your computer & connect to all your peripherals with a single cable. Have more than one 4K display? This dock supports dual 4K displays (DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) for the ultimate monitor experience. Thunderbolt 3 merges performance and simplicity making the Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD the true all-in-one docking solution.