Microsoft announces new Thunderbolt 4-based Surface Dock for $299

Press-image of the third-gen Surface Dock with Thunderbolt 4

Several days ago, images of what seemed to be a new Surface Dock emerged online, spilling the beans on the upcoming accessory from Microsoft. Now the new dock station is official—the company has just unveiled its third-generation Surface Dock for USB4/Thunderbolt 4-powered computers. It is compatible with the latest Surface Pro 9/8, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Laptop Studio, and other USB4-enabled devices.

The Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock ditches the classic Surface Connect port in favor of a more modern and versatile USB4/Thunderbolt 4 port. It delivers ultra-high data transfer speed and a variety of extra connections, such as USB-A, USB-C, Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio. Here is the list of ports the new Surface Dock 4 offers:

  • 1x 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2x USB-C
  • 2x USB-A
  • 1x 2.5Gbit Ethernet
  • 1x USB-C on the front panel
  • 1x USB-A on the front panel

In addition to transferring data, Surface Dock 4's USB-C ports can output the image to two 4K monitors at 60Hz and charge your computer at up to 96W.

Press-image of the third-gen Surface Dock with Thunderbolt 4

Other noteworthy aspects are accessibility and sustainability. According to Microsoft, the Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock's packaging is 99% recyclable and does not include single-use plastic. The dock and its PSU enclosures also contain 20% of ocean-bound plastic, a waste recovered from oceans and waterways. Finally, the rear of the dock has tactile indicators to help users locate the port they need.

The Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock is now available in the Microsoft Store for $299. The company also continues selling the original Surface Dock, its second generation, and the Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub.

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