What you need to know
- Plugable announced a Thunderbolt 4 docking station and two Thunderbolt 4 cables.
- The TBT4-HUB3C Thunderbolt 4 docking station transforms one port from a laptop into three equally functioning ports for display, data, and charging.
- The TBT4-40G1M and TBT-40G2M cables each support data transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s and 100W Power Delivery.
Plugable announced three new products today; the TBT4-HUB3C Thunderbolt 4 hub and the TBT4-40G2M and TBT4-40G1M Thunderbolt 4 certified cables. The Thunderbolt 4 Hub delivers transfer speeds of 40 Gb/s and up to 60W Power Delivery. The cables support up to two 4K displays, data transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s, and 100W Power Delivery. The TBT4-HUB3C ($189), TBT4-40G1M ($34), and TBT-40G2M ($59) are all available starting today.
The new dock and cables from Plugable work with several of the best computer monitors to convert your laptop into a full desktop setup.
The TBT4-HUB3C looks to compete with the best Thunderbolt 4 docks on the market. It's built to transform a single USB-C port from a laptop into three equally functioning ports for data, display, and charging features. For example, if your device supports two extra displays, the hub will also support two extra displays. The Thunderbolt 4 hub can daisy chain up to six devices and supports up to 60W Power Delivery.
The TBT4-40G1M is a one-meter cable, while the TBT4-40G2M is a two-meter cable. Both cables support dual 4K displays, data transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s, and 100W Power Delivery. Since they're Thunderbolt 4 certified, they are backward compatible with USB4, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB-C.
Many modern devices support Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, including the new Surface Pro 8. Plugable's dock allows devices to expand their connectivity or to convert into a desktop setup.
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