Surface Dock 2 to launch soon with USB Type-C alongside a new and more powerful Surface Connect charger
As we have discussed previously, Microsoft seems to be on the cusp of refreshing the Surface Book and Surface Go. Spotted on multiple benchmarking websites, the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 are rumoured to be launching this Spring. Apparently on track for early May, the refresh will apparently coincide with the release of new Surface-branded accessories.
Brought to our attention by Dr. Windows and WinFuture, Microsoft is developing a new Surface Dock. Tentatively called the Surface Dock 2, Microsoft has apparently replaced the two Mini DisplayPorts of the current dock with two USB Type-C ports. According to Dr. Windows, the Type-C ports will support 4K monitors at 60 Hz. All other ports will remain as they are though, with the Surface Dock 2 offering Ethernet, two USB Type-A ports, a headphone jack and a Kensington lock slot.
Listed for €243.97 (~US$266.77) on Flemish retailer Shopmat, the Surface Dock 2 will come with a 200 W charger. A boost over the charger included with the existing Surface Dock, Redcorp has listed a 127 W Surface Connect charger, too. Sold by the Dutch retailer for €91.54 (~US$100.10), only the Surface Book 3 would need such a high wattage charger of the Surface lineup.
A 127 W charger would represent a significant increase in peak power consumption over the Surface Book 2, which had a 102 W charger. According to previous benchmark listings and rumours, the Surface Book 3 series will include Intel Ice Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 series GPUs. In short, both would be significant improvements over the chips that are currently found in the Surface Book 2 series.