Lenovo launches a new Thunderbolt Dock alongside its notebooks and monitor
Alongside its enterprise-centric ThinkPads and an ultra-wide monitor, Lenovo has unveiled a new Thunderbolt dock for power users. It is designed to interface with Thunderbolt 4.0 ports and offers a wide selection of connectivity options. The ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock appears to be an incremental upgrade over a similar product it launched earlier this year.
Starting with display outputs, the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock ships with one HDMI 2.1, two DP 1.4, and one USB Type-C ports. Users can attach a single 8K 30Hz display to it or up to four 4K 60Hz screens. The aforementioned USB Type-C port can also double up as a Thunderbolt 4.0 downstream port, meaning that you can attach a secondary Thunderbolt dock to it if the need arises. Alternatively, it can also charge peripherals at up to 100W. There are four USB Type-A ports (one of which is always-on) and one USB Type-C port.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock also ships with an RJ-45 Ethernet port, a 3.5mm combo audio jack and a Kensington lock slot. It weighs 525g (1.61Ibs) and is 220mm x 80mm x 30mm (8.66in x 3.15in x 1.18in) in size. The dock is also Intel vPro capable, which allows it to access the full suite of vPro features, such as the remote deployment of firmware upgrades. Lastly, the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock will cost US$419 and hit shelves sometime in Q4 2021.