Thunderbolt Dock that Allows 3 Monitors + Quick Unloading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daudi81, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. daudi81 macrumors regular

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    Are there any really nice docks that allow you to hook up 3 external monitors (all HDMI), and maybe a few extra ports for expansions like hard drives, etc? I also need to be able to quickly undock and re-dock the laptop without unplugging a bunch of stuff, and re-plugging it in (frequent meetings, etc). And have all the settings the same when re-docking.

    Thunderbolt 2 has the bandwidth, but since it just came out, I'm doubting there are any thunderbolt 2 docks like this.

    Price is not a concern, I just need something that will do the above, and do it very well.

    BTW - this is for the new macbook pro's, not sure if that matters either way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    nothing that will connect 3 hdmi monitors yet. Can you even run 3 monitors off of a macbook, thought the limit was 2?? Anyways...

    You can use the Apple Thunderbolt Display as a hub.

    Belkin has a hub but it won't support 3 hdmi monitors... http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U055/

    Henge will be releasing a horizontal dock soon which has 3 video ports. You could use TB> HDMI adapters to get all of your monitors hooked up, but it's not available yet. http://www.hengedocks.com/order_horizontal_dock.php

    CalDigit has a dock that has one HDMI and a TB port so with an adapter you could have 2 monitors hooked up. http://www.caldigit.com/thunderboltstation/
     
  3. nathairtras macrumors member

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    This is awesome, thanks for the info. Have a coworker that may be interested in this as well. This is the one definite "regret," or missing feature, I have about Apple laptops - no easy docking station. You can plug in some cables and have a "dock," but it just isn't as seamless as a Thinkpad dock, as an example. This looks pretty darn close to that. Pricey, and not yet released, but... at least it exists.
     
  4. daudi81 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow that hengedocks one is awesome. Weird how everything that has exactly what you need isn't released yet =/

    For the Belkin one, can you just get TB to HDMI and/or USB 3 to HDMI adapters or something? Or does that not work?
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    That Henge dock is sweet, too bad it's only for the rMBP. Also wonder what the hold-up is, says available Q3-2013 but we're now in Q4. :(
     

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