Kensington releases its USB 3.0 dock with 4K monitor support


Kensington is releasing its powerful USB 3.0 docking station, Kensington SD4000, for connecting to external 4K ultra HD displays on the Australian market next week. The SD4000 is now available on the U.S market and sells on for just over $174 dollars.

According to the manufacturers themselves, the docking device offers support for:

  • 4K Ultra HD connectivity for a single 4K monitor: This will give your PC the screen space, resolution and clarity of UHD 4K at 3840 x 2160 pixels since the device comes with its own GPU.
  • HDMI or DisplayPort options for 4K: Both of these ports are available in the docking station and built into it. They can be accessed through a small sliding panel that’s designed to protect any connection ports which aren’t in use.
  • 2K for Dual Monitors: This is another feature of the Kensington Dock, which is designed for users who aren’t quite ready to deal with 4K resolution and designed to support a dual-monitor setup with 1920 X 1200/2048 X 1152 resolutions.
  • USB 3.0 Ports plus a 2.1A charging Port. These are in place to expand the productivity of your PC or laptop by allowing peripheral devices to connect to anyone of three USB 3.0 ports built into the Kensington Dock, as speeds of up to 5Gbps, or 10 times faster than the data transfer speed limit for USB 2.0 ports. Furthermore, one of the USB 3.0 ports is a downstream version which allows for fast charging of tablets and smartphones.
  • A Gigabit Ethernet Port: one final addition to the Kensington SD4000 dock, which facilitates ultra-high-speed wired broadband connectivity between your computer (connected to the USB Dock) and an ultra-broadband internet connection you might have access to. You may want to know How you can compare internet plans with iSelect to ensure you make the most of your new purchase.

Sam Goldstein, marketing and business development manager at Kensington Australia said, “The SD4000 provides an opportunity to take advantage of the expected growth in demand for 4K monitors, with more than 32 million units expected to be sold by 2020”.




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