Dock For MacBook M1 Chip

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List Dock Station Support to M1 Chip

Dock For Mac Book – In this article I share a list of Dock Stations for your MacBook. This is my own opinion after doing some research, I found a suitable type for me to give you.

Currently, I will arrange dock articles based on the highest to the lowest price, which can help you choose according to your financial condition.

 

1. CalDigit TS4 – $359.95

CallDigit TS4 is the current champion of dock for mac in my opinion. CallDigit TS4 has the main feature of 18 Ports Interface, more than I imagined.

Superior to the previous version, which has 98W Laptop Charging, where previously CallDigit TS3+ only reached 87W.

The ethernet capability is also increased up to 2.5GbE. 2.5GbE is 2.5x faster than traditional Gigabit Ethernet, and is setting the new standard for routers, switches, and NAS devices.

And you can also use the 2.5GbE port on the TS4 with traditional 1GbE Ethernet devices.

In addition, the ability of the CalDigit TS4 is able to handle external displays up to single 8K Display and dual 6K Display. You can see the interface configuration in the following image:

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of CalDigit TS4 :

  • Thunderbolt 4 (40Gb/s) 3x
  • USB-C (10Gb/s) 3x
  • USB-A (10Gb/s) 5x
  • DisplayPort 1.4 1x
  • SD 4.0 (UHS-II) 1x
  • microSD 4.0 (UHS-II) 1x
  • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet 1x
  • Front Combo Audio In/Out (3.5mm) 1x
  • Rear Audio Out (3.5mm) 1x
  • Rear Audio In (3.5mm) 1x
  • DC In (19.5V 11.80A) 1x
  • External Monito Supportr: M1 Pro, M1 Max, or Intel based Macs can connect up to dual displays

For detail and buy click here.

 

2. HP 5TW13AA USB-C – $304

Thunderbolt™-enabled notebooks will function at USB-C™ speeds. Charging and port replication is supported on notebooks that have implemented USB-C™ industry specifications.

Power button to turn on or wake the system, Wake-on LAN from warm and cold dock, Wake-on LAN from S4/S5, and MAC Address Pass-Through S0, S3, S4, S5 warm and cold dock features only function on HP or HP-supported notebooks. HP does not provide Ethernet and audio drivers on Mac PCs.

Someone has made a video review about this dock, it uses 2 external screens and it works perfectly using MacBook M1. You can watch the video here.

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of HP 5TW13AA:

  • 1 USB C (front)
  • 2 USB 3.0 (Side)
  • 2 USB 3.0 (Back)
  • 1 Combo audio jack
  • 2 DisplayPortTM ports
  • 1 RJ45 port
  • 1 HDMI 2.0 port
  • 1 Standard lock slot
  • External Monitor up to triple 4K displays
  • Three 4K displays supported only on Thunderbolt™- or USB-C™-with-video-enabled notebooks. Supports three displays including the notebook screen.

For detail and buy click here.

 

3. CalDigit TS3 PLUS – $300

CalDigit TS3 is a very popular dock. It has features that many people need.
With a relatively small size, this Dock Station got the best rating before the release of the latest version, TS4.

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of CalDigit TS3 PLUS :

  • 2 Thunderbolt™ 3
  • 1 DisplayPort 1.2
  • 5 USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W)
  • 2 USB-C
  • 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W) Rear
  • 1 USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ( 5Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W) Front
  • 1 SD Card Reader (SD 4.0 UHS-II)
  • 1 Digital Optical Audio (S/PDIF)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 Analog Audio In (Stereo)
  • 1 Analog Audio Out (Stereo)
  • External Monitor:
  • Intel-based Macs can support up to 2 external monitors from each Thunderbolt 3 bus
  • M1 Macs, such as the MacBook Pro 13”, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, only support 1 external display though their Thunderbolt/USB4 bus
  • M1 Pro & M1 Max Macs support dual displays though the TS3 Plus.

For detail and buy click here.

 

4. CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock – $249.99

In addition to TS4 and TS3, CalDigit also issued another excellent option, namely CalDigit USB-C Pro, where with this dock it is enough to handle your work.

The price is relatively cheaper than the TS3 and TS above.

With a relatively thinner size, suitable for those of you who want to get a good look.

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock :

  • 1 x USB-C (and Thunderbolt 3) to the host
  • 2 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen. 1 Type-A (5Gbps)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type-C (10Gbps)
  • 1 x SD Card Reader (SD 4.0 UHS-II)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm Analog Audio In & Out
  • External Monitor:
  • Apple M1 Pro & M1 Max up to Dual 4K 60Hz
  • MacBook Pro 13”, MacBook Air and Mac mini introduced in late 2020 with Apple M1 silicon can only support 1 external monitor

For detail and buy click here

 

5. Plugable USB-C Triple 4K – $249

If you need a dock capable of connecting to 3 different displays via the Mac M1’s Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, maybe you can choose this dock.

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of Plugable USB-C Triple :

  • 1 HDMI 4K
  • 2 DisplayPort++
  • Headphone Jack Line Out (Front)
  • Microphone Jack Line In (Front)
  • 1 USB-C to Host
  • 3 USB-A USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • 1 USB-A USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • 1 USB-C USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • 1 Ethernet

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6. iVANKY Docking Station Pro 12-in-2 – $130

iVanky is the cheapest dock from my recommendation. Although the price is cheap compared to others, the features can meet your needs.

Maybe you can try this dock for your desk.

Dock For Mac Apple M1

Interface of iVANKY Docking Station Pro 12-in-2:

  • 2 HDMI 2.0
  • 1 USB-C
  • 1 USB-C 3.0
  • 4 USB-A 3.0
  • 1 SD (UHS-I)
  • 1 microSD (UHS-I)
  • 1x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • External Monitor up to two 4K Display, but MacBook M1 only support 1 External Display

For detail and buy click here

If I have free time, I try to update this article. Your suggestions and criticisms are very helpful to make this article better. Hopefully this article List Dock station For MacBook M1 is useful.

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