The all-new Dell thunderbolt dock WD 19TB is quite apt for all your mobile workstation requirements. Using a single cable, you can easily connect all your favorite devices like monitors, keyboards, external displays, and other peripherals. Besides, this docking station can drive up to 4 QHD displays, which makes this device a class apart from its rivals.
Dell thunderbolt dock WD 19TB- Key features and specifications
Display support with Thunderbolt Input
In the case of an HBR2( high bit rate 2) PC, the dell thunderbolt dock WD19TB holds the capacity to drive:
• 3 x FHD @ 60Hz
• 3 x QHD @ 60Hz
• 2 x 4K @ 30Hz
For a HBR3 PC, it can power :
• 4 x FHD @ 60Hz
• 4 x QHD @ 60Hz
• 2 x 4K @ 60Hz
Now, this is something that makes this device unique as most of the docks doesn’t support 4K monitors at 60Hz. Even when they do, you have to use the DisplayLinkTechnology (a USB based external graphics card) for the same purpose.
On the other side, it offers you a maximum resolution of 5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz with DP 1.2 Thunderbolt systems. So, you can easily connect your favorite high-resolution monitors without any worries.
Dell thunderbolt dock WD 19TB doesn’t disappoint you in port availability. There are two DisplayPort 1.2 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port on the backside. Additionally, the HDMI 2.0 port is joined with the adjoining multifunction USB-C with alternate mode DisplayPort.
Now this means that the user can either have an HDMI or USB-C output video, as it doesn’t allow you to go with both at the same go. There’s another USB-C port at the back end that is usable for the video output.
Still, certain precautions need to be followed while using these ports. So, you may find it a bit complicated task at the first instance. Speaking of the other available ports, you will find a 3.5 mm audio out, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and a power input jack on the backside.
The dock sports 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, and one 3.5 mm combo headphone jack on the front plate.
12 ports in total will facilitate you with establishing a connection to your favorite devices and peripherals. So, there’s every chance that this dock’s future versions would be coming with some more ports and even an SD card slot too.
Dell thunderbolt dock WD 19TB also brings along a 180 Watt power brick that can facilitate charging power of up to 130 Watt to Dell notebooks (90 Watt in case of other notebooks). The other accessories and devices connected to the dock can use the remaining power output.
There’s also a built-in Thunderbolt 3 cable that establishes an uninterrupted connection with the notebook and holds a fair bit of length at 0.8 meters.
You will also find a button on the dock’s top panel that works as a replicated power button for all the compatible Dell computers. This helps when the user needs to use the notebook with a closed lid, and it’s hard to access the power button during the same time.
There’s also a modular block on the left panel, where you will see a Thunderbolt 3 cable coming out from the sides. This is the same block that also facilitates a downstream Thunderbolt 3 port on the backside that can be upgraded for more important requirements.
The dock incorporates a similar feature to its predecessor WD19DC that delivers a 210 Watt power but still outscores it in terms of other high-end features and specifications. Well, this is something that paves the way for some future upgrades from Dell like USB 4.0 or Thunderbolt 4 support.
The Dell Thunderbolt dock WD 19TB is a power-packed dock, especially for people that prefer working with two 4K 60Hz displays. Besides, it helps you enhance your work productivity while offering all the essential ports and a whopping 130 Watt of charging power.
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