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New Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station also works with USB 3.1 type C

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Monoprice unveiled a slew of accessories ahead of this week's CES, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station, which isn't just limited to the higher-speed connectivity, and alters performance when plugged into a computer with only the slower USB 3.1 Type C.

On a Thunderbolt 3 system the dock can handle two 4K monitors running at 60 hertz. Other ports options include gigabit Ethernet, 3.5mm sound output, three USB-A ports, and and two USB-C ports. The USB-C ports top out at 10 gigabits when connected to a computer with Thunderbolt 3.

The product also delivers 60 watts of power, enough to supply the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and charge a 15-inch MacBook Pro at a slower rate than the standard 87W model.

Apparently using a Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controller, the dock is still good for a computer limited to USB 3.1 type C. Physical connectivity remains the same, but dual-monitor resolution drops to 1080p at 60 hertz, and the USB-C ports peak at 5 gigabits.

Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 dock

Monoprice didn't produce an exact release date, but said its new product slate should start shipping this quarter and "throughout 2019." The Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station will cost $179.99.

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