Works for other computers, too, but mentioning Apple will get more hits.
Razer introduced a huge and expensive Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma for your Macs. Just look at the dimensions: it’s 19 cm wide, 7.44 cm thick, and 2.7 cm high! This is a really massive thing weighing about 340 grams!
Big things have big features. At least it can really do a lot. First of all, the docking station connects via Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3, which means it’s perfect for all Macs where using such docking stations is commonplace. There are four USB4 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support. Through them you can connect two 4K monitors with refresh rate up to 60 Hz or one 8K display with 30 Hz.
The Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma can charge laptops with up to 90W. So you can forget about using the power supply from the MacBook Pro 16. There’s also a Gigabit RJ45 and a 3.5mm jack for headsets, combining headphones and a microphone. On the front you’ll also find a slot for UHS-II SD memory cards and on the back are three USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports. For inserting flash cards.
By the way, this docking station has its own power supply (you need the sound of a sad doodle here). And its power is 135W. Apparently, not only to charge the macbook, but also to power the backlight.
It is a handy thing for home or office use. Taking it with you on trips is not the best option. In this case, for example, it is better to pay attention to some Twelve South.
As an all-in-one device, the Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma will do just fine. But if you’re going to buy one, be aware that it has technical requirements for your computer:
- Macs with the M1 only support one external display;
- Macs with Thunderbolt 3 must run macOS 11.1 Big Sur or later.
Okay. For Windows 10 computers, that’s fine, too. But you need that particular operating system, as well as Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports. The docking station will go on sale February 14.