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CalDigit USB-C Gen2 10Gbps SOHO Dock (Up to 4K 60Hz, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4) - $67.99USD plus shipping & import fees

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[Amazon.com] CalDigit USB-C Gen2 10Gbps SOHO Dock (Up to 4K 60Hz, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4) - $67.99USD plus shipping & import fees

CalDigit just put their SOHO Dock on sale for $69.99USD for a limited time on Amazon.com. To ship to Alberta at the slowest speed, it came out to $82.52USD ($105CAD) with shipping and import fees.

The regular price on Amazon.ca is $135.49CAD plus import fees (over $140CAD). The price through CalDigit's website is also more compared to Amazon.com after you factor in the shipping and import fees.

Based on specs, this is a good dock because it support 10Gpbs over USB-C 3.1 and can do [email protected] over HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 (only one monitor). If your laptop accepts USB-C 3.1 connections but not Thunderbolt 3/4, this is probably one of the better docks to get. It also supports Thunderbolt 3, if you have a computer that supports it.

It's difficult to find a reasonably priced laptop dock that supports USB-C 3.1 with a 10Gbps data port, 100W pass through charging, and [email protected] over HDMI 2.0b or DisplayPort 1.4. If two monitors are connected, then it'll output them at [email protected]

*Update*

The price dropped to $67.99

Technical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight​
Height : 0.75 inches (19.0 mm)
Width : 2.53 inches (64.3 mm)
Depth : 3.66 inches (93.0 mm)
Weight: 0.19 lbs (0.09 kgs)

Interface
1 x USB-C Power Delivery
1 x USB-C (10Gb/s) Host Port
1 x USB-C (10Gb/s) Data Port
1 x USB-A (10Gb/s) Data Port
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x SD 4.0 UHS-II Card Reader
1 x microSD 4.0 UHS-II Card Reader

Power
Type-C Powered
Type-C Host Charging (up to 90W when 100W Type-C charger is connected)

System Requirements
​USB-C Computer
Thunderbolt 3 Computer
macOS 10.13.6 or later
Windows 10 or later
iPadOS 13.6 or later

In the box
1 x USB-C Gen.2 SOHO Dock
1 x USB-C Cable (0.5m)

Warranty
2 Years Limited Warranty

*Type-C charging cable and charger are not included

*Full dock functionality depends on the host computer’s capabilities. Please contact your host device manufacturer to confirm external display, host charging, and USB device support.

*Please refer to SOHO Dock charging capability table for more information.
https://www.caldigit.com/usb-c-soho-doc ... apability/
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Given it doesn't have an Ethernet port. Probably mot entirely suitable as a single dock.

Exclusion of an Ethernet port is a really strange decision, but hey. It is still a good price. a 100W PD USB-C charger alone can cost somewhere close.
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Cucumference wrote: Given it doesn't have an Ethernet port. Probably mot entirely suitable as a single dock.

Exclusion of an Ethernet port is a really strange decision, but hey. It is still a good price.
Agreed... that's my only knock on it. Fortunately, my laptop sits right next to the router so it's a moot point to me. I'm sure others would be able to benefit with an ethernet port. Worst case, just get a USB one.
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They suggest the CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock as an alternative if you only have USB-C, but that can't do [email protected] unless you use Thunderbolt 3.
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Cucumference wrote: a 100W PD USB-C charger alone can cost somewhere close.
It's just a pass-through that can support 100W PD USB-C charging. That is, you'd still need a separate charger to use with this.
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I got this in March for the same price on amazon.com like OP posted. I was browsing around for docks to use the 3.1 10gbps C port on the back of my mobo since there was no header inside; plus use it on trips with my laptop. I paired it with a 100w Aukey Omnia charger and a cablematters 100w cable. Been solid so far.
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Bought it a couple months ago.

The microsd slot broke with just one use. Returned it. And it doesn’t output 4K 60hz unless you have dp1.4, or laptops with thunderbolt 4. My laptop with thunderbolt 3 couldn’t output 4K 60hz.
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lottocdr wrote: Bought it a couple months ago.

The microsd slot broke with just one use. Returned it. And it doesn’t output 4K 60hz unless you have dp1.4, or laptops with thunderbolt 4. My laptop with thunderbolt 3 couldn’t output 4K 60hz.
That's odd. Are you sure you had the right cables? Is the GPU capable of doing [email protected]? What was the power output of your power adapter?
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I use a docktech usb-c adapter. 6 in 1 or less available here. If u need 7 in 1 with Ethernet need to order Amazon USA.
It does 4k60hz hdr output to my projector with MacBook m1 pro.

I tested on one of my windows laptop but does not do 4k60hz on the windows laptop

This also does not do 5120x1440 with macbook.
M1 outputs 5120x1440 with a usb-c to displayport
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john widow wrote: I use a docktech usb-c adapter. 6 in 1 or less available here. If u need 7 in 1 with Ethernet need to order Amazon USA.
It does 4k60hz hdr output to my projector with MacBook m1 pro.

I tested on one of my windows laptop but does not do 4k60hz on the windows laptop

This also does not do 5120x1440 with macbook.
M1 outputs 5120x1440 with a usb-c to displayport
That's 5Gbps over USB-C not 10Gbps.
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If your laptop has Thunderbolt ports, these HP Elite Thunderbolt Docks would be a better solution at lower costs IMO. Solid 40 Gbps bandwidth, 90W PD, dual DP(4K 60hz), full speed USBs and Ethernet

For those mac users who are interested in this, any 13-inch MBP model prior to 2020 Ice Lake/M1 models would not be able to output 4K60hz through this USB-C dock because of incompatible DP version (1.2).

You’ll either get a Thunderbolt dock or USB C docks with older DP1.2 standard (they usually have USB 2 ports only because of bandwidth limitations)
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metallicloud wrote: If your laptop has Thunderbolt ports, these HP Elite Thunderbolt Docks would be a better solution at lower costs IMO. Solid 40 Gbps bandwidth, 90W PD, dual DP(4K 60hz), full speed USBs and Ethernet
Could you suggest a reseller for these? I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6, which I believe only has DP 1.2 over USB-C, which limits dual monitor output. A TB dock should be able to support dual monitor output at higher resolutions I believe.

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