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Promise releases the TD-300 9-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 dock

The Promise TD-300 dock is essentially aimed at users who want to transform their laptop into a desktop. (Source: Promise)
The Promise TD-300 dock is essentially aimed at users who want to transform their laptop into a desktop. (Source: Promise)
Aimed at users who want to ditch the desktop for a laptop, the Promise TD-300 9-in-1 dock extends the connectivity with five USB 3.0 ports for more peripherals like screens and gaming gear. Additionally, there is a GbE connector, an SD 3.0 card reader, an audio combo jack, an HDMI port and another Thunderbolt 3 header.
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Even though desktop PCs still have the edge in versatility, due to them being easily upgradeable and having more connections, a respectable number of users are making the jump to laptops and use them as main processing units, connecting advanced peripherals to them. There might not be any way to improve the upgradeability aspect of laptops, but at least the extended connection problem can be solved with a docking station that can offer extra ports and features. One of the latest dock solutions comes from Promise, and it is based on a fast Thunderbolt 3 header, offering 9 additional ports.

The Promise TD-300 dock is ideal for users who need to hook up a multitude of USB peripherals like gaming keyboards, mice, external GPUs or additional storage drives, screens, printers, scanners etc., as it offers five USB 3.0 connectors, one of which also supports fast mobile device charging. Laptops used as stationary workstations will also benefit from the fast Gigabit Ethernet port that comes with the TD-300. The more advance features include an SD 3.0 card reader, an HDMI 2.0 connector and one more Thunderbolt 3 header that can carry two DisplayPort 1.2 streams, plus an audio combo jack. The dock can even act as a 60 W charger and replace the default charger that comes with laptops.

Promise will begin shipping the new dock on November 22. It can be pre-ordered directly from the company’s site for US$249, but it will also be available at Amazon and other major e-tailers.

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The front panel (Source: Promise)
The front panel (Source: Promise)
The back panel (Source: Promise)
The back panel (Source: Promise)

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Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1566 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2017-11-21 (Update: 2018-06-28)