Dynabook Americas (former Toshiba) has introduced its new multi-port USB-C docking station. The USB-C Dock is designed to bring 10 ports and an SD card reader to ultra-portable laptops that have limited number of wired connectivity options. 10 ports do not come cheap though.

The Dynabook USB-C Dock carries a GbE adapter, four USB 3.1 Type-A connectors (one supports charging), one USB 3.1 Type-C port, an SD Card reader, and a 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets. The docking stations can support up to three Full-HD displays using its DisplayPort, HDMI, and D-Sub outputs, or one 4K monitor using the DP 1.4 output.

The USB-C Dock comes with a power connector supporting 20V chargers, so it is likely that its USB-C port can also deliver a sufficient amount of power to charge modern notebooks, but Dynabook does not disclose its Power Delivery rating.

Dynabook’s USB-C Dock will be available in the near future for $199.99, which is comparable to similar Thunderbolt 3 docking stations and is considerably more expensive when compared to USB-C docks without Power Delivery from less well-known manufacturers.

There may be two reasons why the USB-C dock is more expensive though; cheap USB-C docks often come with DisplayPort and HDMI connectors that only support 4K30 output, which is not good enough for comfortable use over long periods of time. Given the high price of the Dynabook USB-C dock, we can hope that this device will actually support at least one 4K60 output. Furthermore, the Dynabook USB-C Dock should be able to deliver power to laptops, which also adds to the cost and MSRP.

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Source: Dynabook Americas

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  • HStewart - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    It would be interesting to see if this can handle so many ports - I have a Pluggable USB C dock with almost as many ports - and it not like Thunderbolt 3 dock
  • DanNeely - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    I've got 6xUSB, 2x video, 1ex ethernet, 2x audio in a 3.0 A/B port dock using displaylink to run everything over the USB channel itself. With 3 video out options I assume it's doing something displaylinkish and encoding video in the USB stream instead of pulling USB3 lanes away for DP or HDMI exclusive traffic.

    The press release says it supports up to 3x1080 or 1x4k displays, which is presumably the bandwidth maxing out; and suggests that despite the price it's running in 5Gb mode only.
  • HStewart - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    Personal experience I found that the dock from device maker works best - Dell XPS 13 2i1 and Dell XPS 15 2in1 work with best with Dell TB-16 and Samsung Tab Pro S works with Samsung port. Only on Thunderbolt can I support both 4k and UltraWide 34in - power delivery has been very picky - especially with Dell XPS 15 2in1 - even with 240w power supply must power up without dock - otherwise get message on doc. The Pluggable was attempt for Samsung and even 13 2in1

    I also a Chuwi Hi Pro which is a piece of junk - and extremely difficult with any docking options.

    I also found it most convent to place a separate USB 3 dock for keyboards and USB drives connected thought the dock - primary for conveyance of placement on desk.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    I wish someone would make a Micro SD reader with multiports. Even if can only get speeds for one port at a time for transfers, still be better than swapping out constantly after taking lots of video/photos from multiple sources. Yah can do a DIY type and buy a USB c hub, and just fill with with MicroSD readers. But its still janky as hell because of different parts and looks silly on desk.
  • HStewart - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    That would be nice option to have - even multi SD reader with converters - good for going though multiple cards - I could have use that earlier this past week. Pain searching multiple Micro SD cards on my XPS 15 2in1.
  • lioncat55 - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    Lexar has their workflow line of card readers, one of them is a micro SD reader with 3 slots on it.

    Source: I use to be customer service for them a few years ago.
  • lioncat55 - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    Lexar has their workflow line of card readers, one of them is a micro SD reader with 3 slots on it.
  • TheUnhandledException - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    Why would they waste a port and video output with VGA. Ideally it would just be three DP ports but two DP and one HDMI would be decent.
  • RSAUser - Saturday, July 13, 2019 - link

    Projectors at the office, and then you only need to carry one dongle.
  • sor - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    Not bad. I have the $299 OWC thunderbolt dock and the only thing this really lacks is a daisy chain to another thunderbolt device (which I use to my monitor at 4K 75hz).

    I also have an Aukey dock which is more of a travel size, and for $50 it’s a great product. It’s not too far from this dock feature wise (but is 4k30). It supports up to 100w power delivery, and works either way. That is you can plug the laptop power supply into it and pass through to the laptop, or charge things through it from the laptop itself.

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