A few hours ago Belkin presented the new dock “Connect Pro Thunderbolt 4”With 12 doors. We are talking about a wonderful docking station that offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity for a total bandwidth of 40 Gb / s and support for fast charging, for dual displays and much more. Let’s see the complete features together.
The Connect Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock is compatible with Mac and PC and offers 12 power, data and video ports. Includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports (one upstream and one downstream), two HDMI 2.0 ports, one USB-C port, two USB 3.1 USB-A ports, two USB 2.0 USB-A ports, an SD card slota Gigabit Ethernet port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Belkin Unveils MacBook Pro Docking Station
Nonetheless, the docking station will feature support for a single 8K display up to 30Hz, dual 4K displays up to 60Hz, and three displays with select laptop models. The USB-C port offers Power Delivery 3.0 and enjoys fast charge up to 90W for charging connected computers.
In addition to the Dock Connect Pro Thunderbolt 4, Belkin today also introduced the Thunderbolt 4 cable that works in conjunction with it: it offers a bandwidth of 40 Gb / s and 100 W of power.
Returning to the pricing and availability of accessories, the Belkin docking station can be purchased on Amazon.com or from the manufacturer’s website for 399 dollarswhile the Thunderbolt 4 cable is available on the company’s website for around $ 50.
Sure, we are talking about somewhat high prices, but for imaging professionals who use these portable machines as desktop solutions on a daily basis, they are money well spent.
Personally I was looking for a dock similar to that of Belkin. I am aware that I will have to spend a sum – to say the least insane – but I connect a BenQ 27 ″ 4K calibrated panel, two FullHD monitors for the workflow, professional speakers for audio, a series of SSDs and external HDDs, SD of my mirrorless and so on. In short, I have to manage a heavy workflow and I cannot afford to have non-performing cables and Hubs.
If you work on it, just know that it is an investment that you will appreciate over time.