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CES 2021 | Lenovo launches new USB C and Thunderbolt docking stations

Lenovo has launched two new docking stations
Lenovo has launched two new docking stations (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo has launched two new docking stations at CES 2021. One connects to a notebook via a USB Type-C cable, while the other requires a Thunderbolt 4.0 port. Both docks can power 4K displays and charge peripherals at up to 100W. Their pricing and availability will be revealed at a later date.
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Lenovo has launched two new docking station to supplement the host of notebooks it launched at CES 2021. One interfaces with devices over USB-C, while the other uses Thunderbolt 4.0. As expected, the latter offers significantly more features due to the additional legroom provided by a Thunderbolt port. The pricing and availability of both docks will be revealed at a later point.

The Lenovo Universal USB C Smart Dock can power up to three 4K displays thanks to its two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port. It also comes with a dedicated headphone/mic combo jack. Furthermore, all of its three USB Type-A ports support data transfer at 10Gb/s; one of them can also be used to charge devices. There are two USB 2.0 Type-A ports included as well. The Lenovo Universal USB C Smart Dock rounds things off with one 10 Gb/s USB Type-C port that also doubles up as a power source. Between the USB Type-A and USB Type-C port, the dock can deliver up to 100W of power. Lastly, there is also an RJ45 port that enables ethernet connectivity. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Moving on to the better-specced Lenovo Thunderbolt Smart Dock, we get a lot more variety in connectivity. It can power up to four 4K displays or a single 8K display. The dock comes with two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.1 port and a Thunderbolt 4.0 port that can output video. Other input options include four USB 3.1 Type-A ports (10Gb/s), one of which can charge peripherals. The Lenovo Thunderbolt Smart Dock can output up to 100W of power. Connectivity options include an RJ45 port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Intel vPro

Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock specifications(image via Lenovo)
Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock specifications(image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock specifications (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock specifications (image via Lenovo)
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Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock ports (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock input (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock input (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock retail box contents (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock retail box contents (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock ports (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock ports (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock input (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock input (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock retail box contents (image via Lenovo)
Lenovo USB C Dock retail box contents (image via Lenovo)

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-01-11 (Update: 2021-01-10)