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