4K resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate? Extend to two 4K displays from your MacBook Pro? Use fast Gigabit Ethernet? Charge your iPad while working? It’s all combined in the sleak LMP USB-C Compact Dock with its 8 ports and massive bandwidth like no other dock in its class. Ideal for the integration in the most powerful 4K workflow at highest refresh rate (Mini-DP 4K@60 Hz and HDMI 4K@30 Hz)!
The LMP USB-C Compact Dock is the most powerful USB-C attachable docking station on the market with Thunderbolt-like features at an unbeatable cost-value ratio. It features dual USB-C connectors to the host to extend its bandwidth and versatility. The design in silver or space gray matches perfectly with the new MacBook Pro 13″ or 15″ (2016/2017/2018) and the aluminum surface dissipates the evolving heat. The rubber feet on the bottom side prevent the USB-C ports from strain. The Compact Dock is specifically made for the new generation of MacBook Pro 13″ and 15″ with two/four Thunderbolt 3 ports (compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports).
While the Mini-DisplayPort can display video and audio content to an attached display with a stunning 4K@60Hz, the HDMI port will do it with a maximum resolution of 4K@30Hz. The video ports work independently and are capable of extending your laptop’s content to two external displays, TVs or projectors at the maximum resolution.
The two USB 3.0 ports guarantee for fast data exchange (downward compatible to USB 2.0/1.1) while one of these ports features a power output of 1.5A (with Power Delivery attached). Enough to charge your iPad or iPhone while working. Besides, the USB-C port not only handles the pass-through power (Power Delivery) to your host and attached peripherals but can be used for data transfer at a whopping 5 Gbps as well.
The Gigabit Ethernet port gives you fast access to a network and the internet. Along with the SD and microSD card reader, it makes the Compact Dock a versatile dock for just about any task!
In some cases, attaching the Compact Dock with the power cable (Power Delivery) plugged in can lead to a non-recognition of the attached peripherals.
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In order to use the Mini-DP port as an HDMI output and connect 2x HDMI monitors or TVs, you must use an active Mini-DP to HDMI adapter or cable (must be “active”!).
No. The Compact Dock has 2 USB-C connectors that must be plugged in and therefore can’t be used with the 12″ MacBook which only has a single USB-C port.
It is normal that any USB-C hub or dock becomes hot when attached to the laptop. The aluminum housing is meant to dissipate the heat from the inside to the environment. There is a number of chipsets working on the inside which are producing some heat since they are constantly in a stand-by position to react quickly should any port be used. The surface temperature is well within the allowed limits and reaches about 40° C in stand-by mode, 43° C under normal use and a max. of 48° C when all ports are in full use, CPU load at 100% and PD attached. The heat does neither pose a danger to the laptop or any attached device, nor does it influence the USB-C hub’s/dock’s performance or even shorten the life-span.
Furthermore, the surface appears to be hotter than it actually is since it is touched with the very senstive fingertips. We suggest to remove the USB-C hub/dock when not needed in order not to emitt unnecessary heat to the environment and not to use any energy.
There is already a set of rubber pads attached to the Compact Dock so it fits perfectly the 13″ MacBook Pro. The additional pads can be attached on top of these for fitting it well with the 15″ MacBook Pro. The rubber pads prevent unnecessary strain on the USB-C ports of the laptop by bridging the gap between Compact Dock and desktop.