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  1. DCW1000's Avatar
    I know the Pro 3 dock accommodates the Pro 4 with a spacer/adapter. Is that also true of the new 2017 Pro?
    05-23-2017 06:52 PM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    They don't make the adapter anymore
    05-24-2017 12:46 PM
  3. hoyty's Avatar
    It should since they are identical SP4 / SP other than new model being .05 mm thicker.
    05-24-2017 02:36 PM
  4. DCW1000's Avatar
    They don't make the adapter anymore
    Yes, but I have one.
    05-27-2017 08:36 PM
  5. GG002's Avatar
    Pretty sure the docking station will work, at least with an adapter if you have one. Otherwise you could probably just make one yourself.
    06-06-2017 01:27 AM
  6. bulls96's Avatar
    I have not seen anywhere that MSFT made a different adaptor for the new surface pro. I have one myself and prefer it over the newer dock.
    06-09-2017 09:27 PM
  7. bulls96's Avatar
    Has anyone with the new pro tried the dock with the adaptor yet?
    06-19-2017 04:15 PM
  8. convergent's Avatar
    Yes, works fine.

    For some reason the magnetic connector doesn't seat quite as smoothly though. Its like the hole is a fraction smaller. But could just be that's new.
    bulls96 likes this.
    06-19-2017 04:50 PM
  9. Greg Brusola's Avatar
    I know the Pro 3 dock accommodates the Pro 4 with a spacer/adapter. Is that also true of the new 2017 Pro?
    Currently using the docking station I had bought with my pro 3. Fits and works perfectly with no connection issues from my experience.
    06-26-2017 08:54 PM
  10. Greg Brusola's Avatar
    I know the Pro 3 dock accommodates the Pro 4 with a spacer/adapter. Is that also true of the new 2017 Pro?
    Currently using the docking station I had bought with my pro 3. Fits and works perfectly without an adapter and no connection issues from my experience.
    06-26-2017 08:56 PM
  11. DCW1000's Avatar
    OP here, reporting late on my own question and confirming what the more recent posters have said. I did eventually buy a new SP and with minimal jiggling can lock it into the SP3 dock without an adapter. It also works easily with the SP4 adapter. To my surprise, if I put the new SP in the dock with the type cover attached, there is no need for an adapter at all; the Surface blade connector slides right into place. I don't see what part of the cover adjusts the tablet's position, but it seems to work more smoothly than locking down the tablet without the cover attached.

    I very much prefer the older Surface dock designs in which the tablet is supported and locked in place at an angle. The newer brick dock is serviceable, but just makes for another wandering piece of clutter on a desk.
    Last edited by DCW1000; 07-08-2017 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Fix a misstatement about the design of the type cover..
    bulls96 and ClintRo like this.
    07-08-2017 09:41 AM
  12. ClintRo's Avatar
    The Dock is cheap, but check out that warning... I would advise against ingesting the dock.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=TZ-q2l0B

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    08-09-2017 05:01 PM

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