Belkin has announced the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core. It completes Belkin’s family of Thunderbolt 3 docks, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro, Thunderbolt 3 Dock Plus, and the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Mini. It will be available next month a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$169.99.
The Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is the world’s first Thunderbolt-certified, dual-powered dock and offers compatibility to bring the benefits of Thunderbolt 3 technology to both Mac and Windows laptops, says Jon Roepke, director of product management, Belkin. Like the entire Belkin Dock family, it’s designed for users who need fast transfer rates and a one cable solution to connect laptops to peripherals, he adds.
The Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core features: 40 Gbps transfer rates; 60W power upstream charging; and dual 4K 60Hz (or one 8K) monitor support. Multiple ports support a variety of peripherals, including: one tethered Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect to a Thunderbolt 3 laptop; one USB-C PD port; one DisplayPort 1.4 that connects to high-resolution monitors and displays; one HDMI 2.0 port; one 1Gb Ethernet port for a hardwired ethernet connection; audio in/out ports for mic and speaker support; one USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) port; and one USB-A 2.0 port.