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