What you need to know
- Plugable announced the TBT3-UDC3 docking station.
- The docking station can drive two 4K displays at once at 60Hz and has a 40Gbps bandwidth.
- The Plugable TBT3-UDC3 docking station is available today for $219 (opens in new tab).
Plugable announced the TBT3-UDC3 docking station, a high-wattage successor to the TBT3-UDC1 docking station. The TBT3-UDC3 features 100W (96W certified) power and a long list of ports. It supports Gigabit Ethernet, has a bandwidth of 40Gbps, and can drive two 4K 60Hz displays at once. The Plugable TBT3 UDC3 docking station (opens in new tab) is available now for $219.
The docking station has two USB-C ports that support transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. It also has gigabit Ethernet, a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, a 10Gbps USB-A port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an audio in/out port. The "100W" charging of the docking station is done through an additional Thunderbolt 3 port. Note that while Plugable states that the docking station supports 100W charging, that it specifies that it is only 96W certified.
Being 96W certified is important because some new laptops, such as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, can utilize the quick charging of 96W. According to Plugable, the TBT3-UDC3 docking station can charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in just 110 minutes.
With support for dual 4K displays at 60Hz, the Plugable TBT3-UDC3 should be able to power the desk setups of creative and professional users.
The docking station uses an Intel Titan Ridge Chipset and works with Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and Thunderbolt 4, which makes it relatively future proof.
Powerful and full of ports
Plugable TBT3-UDC3 docking station
Ports and power galore
This docking station delivers 96W charging and can drive two 4K displays at 60Hz. It has a total bandwidth of 40Gbps, so it can handle quite a bit at once.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
I like the fact the Dock to PC cable is not fixed. That does open up the device to problems though. Not all USB C cables are created equal. Get a good one, if you replace the one it comes with.
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