The Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station features and a DVI port, to which you can connect your old monitor. It also has a USB-C and USB-A port with headphone and microphone jacks.
It is one of the first laptop docking stations to offer USB-C connection. The backside has three USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet port, a USB-C port for your computer, and three display jacks, two HDMI ports and one DVI port as discussed above. One of the two HDMI ports supports 4K display while the other at 1080p.
Design of Plugable USB-C Triple Display Dock
The Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station is a black plastic piece of kit that stands upright on your desk. The body sits on a base that can not be removed. The whole dock takes very little space on your desk and can be placed right next to a monitor or next to your laptop.
The whole body is a 6.9-inch tall with a 4.7 × 2.5-inch base. You can see a couple of ports on the front while the majority of the ports are on its backside. Both the sides have a Plugable logo with DisplayPort certification.
The outer material looks shiny, but it can easily catch fingerprints on its body. It would be best if you never placed this dock horizontally on your table because it has vents on both sides for airflow.
Plugable Triple Display Ports
The Plugable USB Type-C Triple Docking Station has two HDMI ports and one DVI port. One of the two HDMI ports supports 4K video whiles the other at 1080p. You can connect your old monitor to your laptop using the DVI port. It is quite useful because most of us have old monitors in our home so this can home in handy.
This dock also features an Ethernet port, three USB 3.0 ports, a power port and a USB Type-C for your Laptop. The USB-C port can not only send or receive data, but it can also charge your laptop. Keeping in mind that very less number of laptops charges over Type-C but it’s still an excellent option to have.
Performance of Plugable USB-C Docking Station
The USB-C Triple Display Dock performs quite well. To test the performance, we connect the Plugable dock with a Dell laptop and two external monitors. Using the HDMI and DVI cables that came with the dock, we set up a TV and two monitors. The TV’s video output was at 1080p, while one of the monitors at 4K video, the second monitor was at 2048 × 1152.
The video quality of external devices is quite well, and there is no lag when streaming on both monitors at the same time. However, we noticed a bit of delay, but it was not so noticeable.
If you don’t have a laptop with a Type-C port, don’t alter your decision to buy this product. You can easily buy a USB 3.0 to USB-C adapter and to run the two screens both at high resolution. However, with the adapter, the 4K display output isn’t possible.
The Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station is one of the most expensive docks out there. It may be pricy, but its support for video and charging over Type-C with 4K output makes it worth the money. You can connect to external monitors and charge your laptop with only one cable. This Plugable UD-ULTCDL docking station is a futureproof dock that does not need to be replaced.