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[Amazon.ca] USB-C Docking station with dual 5k display $147.38 Lightning deal

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[Amazon.ca] USB-C Docking station with dual 5k display $147.38 Lightning deal

Wavlink USB C Docking Station Type-A Dual 4K/5K@60Hz Docking Station
(2 HDMI and 2 DP, Gigabit Ethernet,Audio Out and Mic in,6 USB 3.0 Port)

I had their USB 3.0 docking station, and it worked with Mac, so I'm going to guess this works with Mac as well.
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fpenguin wrote: Wavlink USB C Docking Station Type-A Dual 4K/5K@60Hz Docking Station
(2 HDMI and 2 DP, Gigabit Ethernet,Audio Out and Mic in,6 USB 3.0 Port)

I had their USB 3.0 docking station, and it worked with Mac, so I'm going to guess this works with Mac as well.
Lightning deal only. Hurry!
actually one of the picture shows no support for Mac so...
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Damn, no mac support. :(
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No power either =/ was hoping for at least 60W
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strikeraj wrote: actually one of the picture shows no support for Mac so...
Based on the review, someone says he's using it on a macbook.
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likebutta wrote: No power either =/ was hoping for at least 60W
https://www.amazon.ca/WAVLINK-Thunderbo ... ics&sr=1-5

Looks like they have a TB3 version with 85W power but $210.42

https://www.amazon.ca/WAVLINK-Thunderbo ... cs&sr=1-12

Found another one at $159.99 with 60W charging
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THis is a little pricey. Never heard of this company. At this price i would pay a bit extra for a Plugable.
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Wavlink is a deal killer. I've tried these before and the display on the monitor had lag (mouse was jittery) and definitely not as clear since the signal is compressed. Better off getting a true thunderbolt dock like caldigit. I'm currently using a HP G5 dock that supplies up to 100W.
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EP32k2 wrote: Wavlink is a deal killer. I've tried these before and the display on the monitor had lag (mouse was jittery) and definitely not as clear since the signal is compressed. Better off getting a true thunderbolt dock like caldigit. I'm currently using a HP G5 dock that supplies up to 100W.
I have the same laptop (HP Elitebook G5) and tried a few different USB-C adapters (like those 5-in-1 etc.) and none of them reliably worked for HDMI projection (monitor) functionality. Screen would keep disconnecting randomly.

Any idea what the problem might be? Do I need to buy an official dock from HP in order to project via USB-C?
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1theguy1 wrote: I have the same laptop (HP Elitebook G5) and tried a few different USB-C adapters (like those 5-in-1 etc.) and none of them reliably worked for HDMI projection (monitor) functionality. Screen would keep disconnecting randomly.

Any idea what the problem might be? Do I need to buy an official dock from HP in order to project via USB-C?
Sorry can't help you as I'm using a MacBook Pro with the HP G5 dock, not laptop. I know, extremely confusing why they named the dock G5 as well LOL.

Have you tried the latest display drivers?
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The landscape of "USB C" docking stations/adapters is complicated. I use quotation marks because while the connector may be the same, there are many different protocols that these adapters use.

This includes:
- DisplayPort Alt Mode (Single Stream Transport, and Multi Stream Transport)
- DisplayLink
- ThunderBolt 3

I think most of the cheap ($30-50) dongles use DisplayPort Alt Mode to get DisplayPort/HDMI out. Most laptops seem to support this out of USB C ports, but not all. Further, while the ones that support it may support SST, not all will support MST, so you may not be able to get more than 1 display running out of 1 USB C port.

DisplayLink is a driver-based implementation that streams video over USB data. It is highly dependent on driver support, which is usually decent on Windows, but is very variable on macOS. That's what this dock uses.

ThunderBolt 3 is the best but the most expensive option. Macs all support this and are happiest on this - mid-to-high-end Intel chipset laptops (usually 8th gen and up) excluding the Surface line often support this too. Basically provides both PCIe and DisplayPort connectivity (and some other stuff) in one cable. Those docks will be $200+ and include the CalDigit TS3+.

If you have a Windows laptop, DisplayLink docks may work fine for you. If you have a Mac, it's a bit more hit or miss. With either, the cheap dongles will probably work (DisplayPort Alt mode). If you have a Mac, for a really reliable dock solution you probably want a ThunderBolt 3 dock.

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