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StarTech adds three new entry-level USB 3.0-based docking stations

StarTech adds three new USB 3.0-based docking stations
StarTech adds three new USB 3.0-based docking stations
The manufacturer of high quality accessories is launching the USB3VDOCK4DP, USB3VDOCKD, and USB3VDOCKH docking stations as part of its "Essential" lineup.

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It's common for manufacturers to launch a series of products starting from the high-end before gradually releasing the mainstream and budget models further down the line. StarTech is no different in this regard after launching its USB 3.0-based docking bridges back in August and then its USB Type-C and Thunderbolt docks a few months later in November.

Now, the manufacturer has made available the lower-end "Essential" family of docking stations that add core features for lower prices to appeal to consumers and light business users. The three docks are the USB3VDOCK4DP, USB3VDOCKD, and USB3VDOCKH, each with Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm headset, 3x USB 3.0 ports, and a Kensington Lock. The only major difference between them is the video-out port selection. Otherwise, the models are essentially identical in appearance and form.

USB3VDOCK4DP:

  • 1x DisplayPort (20 pin) up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Fast-Charge)
  • 1x 3.5 mm 
  • 1x Security Lock
  • 1x Power adapter port
  • 139 x 79 x 26 mm; Plastic

USB3VDOCKD:

  • 1x DVI (29 pin) up to 2048 x 1152 @ 30 Hz
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Fast-Charge)
  • 1x 3.5 mm 
  • 1x Security Lock
  • 1x Power adapter port
  • 139 x 79 x 26 mm; Plastic
  • $157 USD

USB3VDOCKH:

  • 1x DVI (29 pin) up to 2048 x 1152
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Fast-Charge)
  • 1x 3.5 mm 
  • 1x Security Lock
  • 1x Power adapter port
  • 139 x 79 x 26 mm; Plastic
  • $134 USD

USB3VDOCKH:

  • 1x HDMI (19 pin) up to 2560 x 1440
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Fast-Charge)
  • 1x 3.5 mm 
  • 1x Security Lock
  • 1x Power adapter port
  • 139 x 79 x 26 mm; Plastic
  • $135 USD

The three docking stations are now available through StarTech and more technical information on the models can be found on their official product pages below.

USB3VDOCKH
USB3VDOCKH
USB3VDOCK4DP
USB3VDOCK4DP
USB3VDOCKD
USB3VDOCKD

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Allen Ngo, 2016-01-18 (Update: 2016-01-18)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.