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Have you done any searching at all? Try looking for USB 3.0 Docking Station. You might be able to find them without any video output.
Here is an example of one that I found on Amazon. I’m not a big gamer but needed the video outputs for design work.
I previously had a different docking station made by dell that had a little adapter on the end of the usb c port to turn it into usb. D6000 docking station check the 3rd photo https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_54PGTF76T15YEW26P83Z
This seems to offer way less than a D6000 which you can found for less at $200, has more USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and can do triple 4K (2x 4K60, 1x 4K30). Not sure what this particular dock adds at all.
Dell 452-BCYT D6000 Universal Dock, Black, Single https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_27YGMSFC1479YZ5V8E96
Do you work in home/office desk often? If so, I recommend Dell D6000 Universal dock. You can easily connect monitor, keyboard, mouse, ethernet, and other peripherals using this dock.
Another perks of this dock, it's also compatible with various laptops, even including MacBook with M1 chip. So, it won't be wasted if you change to another laptop.
I used a Dell D6000 and it worked fine with 2x 1440p (DP) + 1x 1080p (USB-C) monitors.
If I recall correctly, sometimes I'd run into issues with the monitors choosing to fly around in different orders if I shut the laptop closed.
Yeah IT equipment is expensive but this is still pretty overpriced at $400 dollars. Especially since it only supports two monitors. No ethernet or aux either. The USB C ports are nice, though I wouldn't call it an all in one dock without ethernet/aux.
For comparison here's a Dell dock that supports 3 monitors with aux/ethernet for $170. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_8NG0HYWAN07YD3NDKWBJ
Tbh I just don't see the appeal of this over separate speaker phone and dock. Maybe if the dock was better. The tap to join is nice, but i usually get 3 notifications about meetings already and can just click to join anyway.
is this your dock?
Also I thought the MacBook 16" doesn't even need displaylink since it can support multiple monitors natively.
As for the lagginess, is it something a layman doing productivity work would notice or mainly just enthusiasts?
I have the Dell USB C dock in the below link and it works fine with my SP7. It runs 2 4k monitors, audio, peripherals, and charges the SP7. I think most surface products run fine of USB C.
Dell 452-BCYT D6000 Universal... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
If you’re using an M1 Pro, you’re going to need a display link adapter. Personally I use this one, but anything that uses DisplayLink works. My dad has one from another company and he only uses 2 monitors with his m1 air, but sometimes the monitors duplicate, so just check reviews before you buy anything I guess
> macbooks are incapable of driving two monitors through a single port for some reason
That isn’t true. I have a 2016 15” that drives two HP Z27s. They’re connected through DisplayPort to this dock. It’s pricey, but the dock connects through USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 to my MacBook Pro and both worked fine. The dock has HDMI and that worked too
I had to download software to get the resolutions the way I wanted, but it was all worth it
It’s been great! Not a single problem. I run an ethernet cord, power cable, headphone cable, two display port cords (to 2 4k Dell monitors) and a usb c hard drive and it’s never had a problem. Only about 6 months old at this point though.
I think a usb-c dock would perform best. You want to make sure not to close the laptop when docked as it may damage the screen from the heat. I used to have a dock set up with my XPS 15 so when I transitioned to my G14, the dock I used just works really well.
This is the one I uses: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_x7teFbSDJFWWZ
Something like this is probably what you need. This is the first docking station I found with three monitor ports so I cant comment on this one specifically but it looks like it will do what you need.
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Thanks for the clarification.
Do you think this docking station would work?
It's a USB C docking station, some people have reported it works with Thunderbolt 3... but does that mean it also works with Thunderbolt 4? If it works with Thunderbolt 4, can I connect both of my external monitors to it? I was looking at a different Dell dock, and people were saying because it isn't native thunderbolt that means you can't connect two monitors - only one?
Would getting HDMI to DisplayLink adapters for my monitors be sufficient?
I'm just overall very confused, and nobody in this thread has really given a straightforward answer besides you. So thanks for the help
Yay ! I have the D6000 reference 😊 https://www.amazon.fr/Dell-Universal-Dock-D6000-EU/dp/B071YTQBXM
You'd be looking for a displaylink dock, since the M1 chips can't natively support two outputs, but you use one of these and install the software and it'll make it so you can extend to two screens. Something like this:
Once you get it, just go here:
Download and install the software, start it, go to the settings to make it start at login and you're all set :).
Hope this helps!
Yeah, initially I thought that as well, but looking at the capabilities of different HDMI versions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI), 4k60 is supported as low as HDMI 1.4.
I'm also connected via ethernet and 1 usb port on the adapter so maybe when it shares the bandwidth it drops the resolution? I think I'll just get one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-452-BCYT-D6000-Universal-Black/dp/B071YTQBXM. It looks like it'll support everything I need from a single connection and they're about $100 used near me.
I use this
I have a Dell D6000 dock with my work laptop and it appears to work perfectly with my Pocket 3:
I haven't tested the display ports on it, just because I haven't had to... but PD works, USB devices work, networking works, etc.
The dock I used has its own gpu, it seemed. It’s the Dell D6000
Dell 452-BCYT D6000 Universal Dock, Black, Single https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XKKYC1TS4HDSWETJQECX
I think this is the front runner right now, incredible how expensive these things are. Anybody know what drives the high price? The components?
Here ya go https://www.amazon.com/Dell-452-BCYT-D6000-Universal-Black/dp/B071YTQBXM
I use the Dell 452-BCYT D6000 Dock https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_SB5KY39J3R9QFXNXPQ0Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Currently have 3 monitors and the macbook screen all as separate monitors
Work gave me on of these and it works well on all my laptops - Dell or not. I have it mounted underneath my desk with only the cable that plugs into the laptops showing.
And then I have this base. I got the two laptop version but wish I got the three.
Also the annoying part with laptops are the power cords. If your lucky the dell dock can power your laptop, if not I suggest mounting a power strip to your desk and finding a way to hold the power cords as well. I mounted this underneath my power strip on the side of the desk to hold the cords and brick.
Thanks Tom for the fast answer.
Would it harm the laptop if I connect a docking station, which supports power delivery over USB like the following one from dell or can I do it and just have to additionally plug in the normal power supply?
Dell 452-BCYT D6000 Universal Dock, Black, Single https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S0WKTY6CSHAW4KQD131V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
We use the Dell D-6000, but almost any DisplayLink dock will do what you want.
Yes, I did end up getting it to work!
I ended up getting this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_SnPCEbNXA51K7
Now, I have all 3 of the external monitors as well as my laptop screen all working at the same time. All on extended mode, no mirrors.
This ONLY downside that I have notice with my setup is when I am doing a lot of browser multitasking while trying to watch YoutubeTV at the same time, browsers scrolling becomes noticeably laggy. I ended up getting a Amazon Firestick to solve that issue. I love my setup! Dream come true!
I got this USB-C (not thunderbolt) dock for half the price on Amazon. 3 monitor ports, 65w power delivery, 4x USB-A, 1x USB-C, gigabit Ethernet, 2x audio out. Love it.
Adding to what /u/coppockm said, I looked at the Dell chargers and the fine print says they can charge Dell laptops at a higher rate, but for other laptops they are limited to 60 W. So it generally seems like there is no USB-C dock out there that offers more than 60W (curious because the USBC PD standard goes up to 100W). I decided to try this one. The results are unfortunate. Check my thread here.
I have this one, it claims to support .
Not sure exactly, but this looks like the newer version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YTQBXM/
I do see one review saying it doesn't work with Mac, but I would just google the model.
I have a dell display link adapter that works perfectly with my pixel 4. I needed the displaylink presenter app, but here's the model I use "Dell Docking Station Model D6000". I got it from work for wfh purposes, but it's on amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-452-BCYT-D6000-Universal-Black/dp/B071YTQBXM/
I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071YTQBXM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I have 3 ports - two DisplayPort, one HDMI. I know the two display ports will drive a 4k and 2560x1440. I will see if I can try the third HDMI tomorrow at the same time.
Unrelated, you don't want 3 monitors, you want 1 4k 40" monitor it's so much better. It's like 4. But also you do you.