The Anker PowerExpand 5-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Mini Dock was actually announced a few months ago, but I somehow managed to miss it. As some of our audience may be interested I felt it was my due diligence to post it up.
The whole concept behind the product was to make a compact device that didn’t take up a ton of space but still provided a high level of connectivity.
Anker claims that the 85W max Thunderbolt 4 upstream port provides enough power to fully charge a MacBook Pro 15″ in less than 2 hours. the three 15W Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports can be used to power up your mobile devices.
You can extend your display across multiple monitors via any two of the Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports.
You can transfer data at speeds of up to 40 Gbps via the 3 Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports, or up to 10 Gbps via the USB-A data port.
This new dock features a 100W Power Adapter, 3.9 ft power cord, and a Thunderbolt 4 Cable (2.3 ft).
It will work with the following compatible devices:
Thunderbolt 4 Laptops (Intel Evo Platform): Yoga 7i/9i, Book RS, Swift 3/5, ZenBook Flip S, Spectre x360 13/14, XPS 13
Thunderbolt 3 Laptops: MacBook Air 2020/2019/2018, MacBook Pro 2020/2019/2018/2017/2016, Transformer 3 Pro
It requires Windows 10 or macOS 11 (Big Sur), and above. Please note that if you are using a MacBook Air/Pro 2020 with an M1 chip, this docking station only supports a single display output.
Price & Availability
The Anker PowerExpand 5-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Mini Dock retails for $199 USD
Matthew Allard ACS