Plugable's new quad display docking station has all the ports you'll ever need

Plugable dock with monitors
Plugable dock with monitors (Image credit: Plugable)

What you need to know

  • Plugable has announced a new 14-in-1 USB-C docking station.
  • The docking station supports up to four HDMI monitors on compatible computers.
  • Other ports include USB, USB-C, and more.

Plugable has today announced a new 14-in-1 USB-C docking station that features no fewer than 4 HDMI ports as well as support for 100W charging.

The new dock, which will retail for $349 but is now available with a $20 discount, has more ports than most people will know what to do with — but those who need such things as four HDMI ports, gigabit Ethernet, and SD card readers will be in their element.

The main claim to fame here is those HDMI ports, though.

A universal docking station for laptops that extends your productivity across up to four screens. The unique display configuration on Plugable's UD-3900C4 utilizes DisplayLink technology to deliver a crisp picture on displays one and two. On displays three and four, tap into the power of Multi-Stream Transport (MST) through DisplayPort (DP) Alt Mode. All four screens look great with resolutions up to 1080p @ 60Hz.

The full rundown of ports is an impressive one, and it's fair to say that even the most demanding of users should be good to go with this attached to their MacBook Pro or other devices.

photos showing ports on the new plugable dock

photos showing ports on the new plugable dock (Image credit: Plugable)

The fill port list reads:

  • USB-C connection to host
  • 100W charging (96W certified)
  • SD 4.0 Card Reader
  • 2x HDMI 1.3 (DisplayLink)
  • 2x HDMI 2.0 (Alt Mode)
  • 1x USB-C 5Gbps Port
  • 4x USB 5Gbps Ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1x 3.5mm audio out
  • 1x 3.5mm audio in

This new dock is one of the best Mac options for people who need to attach multiple monitors via HDMI and while Macs will be limited to three monitors, that's plenty for all kinds of requirements. You can order your new Plugable 14-in-1 dock from Amazon right now — just remember to clip that on-screen coupon to save $20.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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