I think we all noticed the recent Intel Skylake release at IFA and Gamescom 2015.

Skylake brought a new generation of processor supporting a new generation of I/O interfaces, mainly Thunderbolt 3.

As I'm planning to get a Laptop with Thunderbolt 3 very soon I'm looking for a docking station for said laptop.

The station should connect with my laptop via Thunderbolt 3 (preferably) or via USB 3.1 (type C). If there's absolutely nothing supporting Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 (C) USB 3.0 (type A) is also acceptable.

It should feature at least 4x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 (both type A), a HDMI interface and a gigabit ethernet interface. Ideally it would also feature USB 3.1 type C or Thunderbolt 3 ports and / or display port(s).

  • Is there any company which you are interested in? Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 12:41
  • @belford, no I don't have any preferences concerning brands / companies as long as they are somewhat relieable.
    – SEJPM
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 16:25

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Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar model with Thunderbolt 3.

  1. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  2. Built-in HDMI port
  3. Built-in Gigabit Ethernet
  4. Three USB 3.0 ports

Elgato Dock - Front

Elgato Dock - Back

  • "Three USB 3.0 ports" isn't bad, bad I was asking for 4x 2.0 + 4x 3.0 (-> 8x USB) so it'd require me to buy another hub :( but nice pictures though :) And nice that it already has thunderbolt (although 2) :) May I ask what is the usual way to connect this dock to your laptop? USB? Thunderbolt? "Whatever you want"?
    – SEJPM
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 18:08
  • Thunderbolt: youtube.com/watch?v=6Y21dgDHsq0 Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 18:11

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