The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro Docking Station adds even more versatility to the Surface Pro
Kensington has announced the SD7000 dock for the Microsoft Surface Pro. The SD7000 connects to the Surface Connector port on the Surface Pro and brings additional connectivity options. The tablet can be inserted into the dock's holder, which is an articulating hinge that can be raised just like how the Surface Studio can be raised at different angles. The SD7000 is similar to the Microsoft Surface Dock in terms of connectivity options but is aesthetically better to look at.
The SD7000 features 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port, a USB-C port, a HDMI port, and a DisplayPort. For perspective, the Microsoft Surface Dock also features 4 USB ports, 2 mini DisplayPort ports, an Ethernet port, and an audio out port. Kensington says that the SD7000 can power dual 4K displays together but we come to know they are limited to 30Hz so it might not be the most pleasant viewing experience out there. If a 60Hz refresh rate is desired from this dock, the only option would be to use a single 4K display or dual FHD displays. The dock holder features a magnetic hinge to latch on the Surface Pen and overall, the dock seems to offer a Surface Studio-like experience with the Surface Pro. Being Kensington, there is also an optional Lock Module to secure the tablet.
The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro docking station will be on display at Microsoft Inspire from July 15-19 and at Microsoft Ready from July 18-20 in Las Vegas. The dock will be priced at US$299.99 and the optional Lock Module can be had for an extra US$29.99. Availability information is not yet provided.