Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock - 2 x 4K @ 60Hz, USB 3.1 and Ethernet

The Elgato will be available from September 20, 2018 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock. The distributor for the Thunderbolt connection on the MacBook and MacBook Pro offers the option of using two 4K monitors at 60 Hz each via HDMI and DisplayPort. In addition, a USB-A 3.1 connection and an Ethernet port can also be used. By using Thunderbolt 3 the Mini Dock from Elgato offers a throughput of up to 40 GBit / s. What is not included and therefore can be a nuisance, especially on a MacBook with just one connection: a charging function. If you are still interested in the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, you can (pre) order it via Amazon Prime: click here.

The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is an adapter for HDMI, DisplayPort, USB and Ethernet. The data transfer is possible up to 40 GBit / s.

The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is an adapter for HDMI, DisplayPort, USB and Ethernet. Data transfer is possible up to 40 GBit/s.

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock

Here I have summarized the most important information and features of the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock so that you can see whether the device is for you or not. Please note that the device is not yet on the market and therefore I cannot answer any questions about it or provide a test.

  • Connection to MacBook (Pro): Thunderbolt 3 via permanently installed cable
  • Image and sound output: 4K at 60 fps via HDMI and DisplayPort
  • USB connection: USB 3.1 (Type A) for connecting peripherals, SSD disks, Super Drive and more
  • Gigabit Ethernet: network connection for local area network or internet
  • Cable can be stowed on the underside
  • According to the product page, it can also be used on a Windows PC or laptop

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Buy adapters for DisplayPort, HDMI, USB and Ethernet

You can buy the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock from Amazon. The pre-order is still running; from September 20th you should via this product page get the adapter for various connections on the MacBook (Pro) via Prime delivered quickly. By the way, on the site you will also find the article's big brother, the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 3 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C / Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, Ethernet, 2 x jack for microphone and headphones as well as a charging function. The device costs around 280 euros. The mini dock costs just under 150 euros.

MacBook (Pro) adapter for multiple connections
The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is an adapter for DisplayPort, HDMI, USB and Ethernet that can be used on the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro as well as on the iMac or on a Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 connection. It does not offer a charging function, but is compact and therefore ideal for traveling / for changing workplaces.
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3 comments

  1. Tim says:

    There's no such thing as a Mac with just a TB3 port!

    • Johannes Domke says:

      Hi Tim,
      may I introduce you to the MacBook (12 inch, 2017)? Look here ;)
      Best regards
      John

      • sir appleot says:

        Not quite true. :) The MacBook has USB-C, but it doesn't support Thunderbolt above it. Direct quote from the Apple side: "The MacBook has only one port that supports USB-C, but not Thunderbolt."

        But it doesn't really matter. The dock also works on the MacBook, but then the data bus does not offer 40 Gbit / s, which only limits the speed, but not the possibility of connecting all the external devices to the MacBook via the dock. So from my point of view, the dock is a good thing for that too!

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