Acer external graphics dock could be coming this September
We had a chance to check out the portable Acer dock back in March at CeBIT 2016. The Thunderbolt 3-based docking system provides the usual handy ports that super-slim notebooks may be lacking, but it's the integrated GTX 960M that makes this particular docking system special. Meanwhile, alternatives like the MSI dock, Alienware dock, or Razer dock allow for desktop graphics cards to power a compatible notebook. The Acer dock requires 135 W of power and includes a 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI port, two DisplayPort ports, and an RJ-45 port.
Existing Acer notebooks may be compatible with the dock so long as the model sports at least one USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3. Thus, the Switch 12 S and Aspire R13 (R7-372T) will both be compatible while others like the the recently announced Switch Alpha 12 will lack Thunderbolt 3 entirely.
The compact (245 x 130 x 22.8 mm) docking station is just 700 grams and is expected to retail for around 350 Euros. Shipments were supposed to start last April but a new IFA 2016 September time frame is now more likely.