1. pavvento's Avatar
    I recently tried a Satechi USB C dock that I used with my work MacBook. I'm experiencing issues using it on the Pro X.

    My 2 issues are:

    1. Given the placement of the USB C ports the dock cannot stay on my desk and plug in, it has to hang due to the chord's short length.

    2. The USB connector wobbles a bit and loses connection. I had this issue with the dock and my MacBook pro but I wouldn't use the laptop when it was docked so it would stay still.

    I'm hoping to use the dock to connect 2 monitors and then use the Surface in writing mode. Any dock would need a long enough cable to stay on my desk and still reach the ports on the X when it's in a variety of configurations with the stand.

    Any recommendations would be a huge help!
    11-20-2019 03:32 PM
  2. GReeN SCoRPioN 8K's Avatar
    Has it to be USB-C? Otherwise i would Recommend Surface Dock. Works fine with all my Surface Devices!
    11-21-2019 08:29 AM
  3. toddpart's Avatar
    Has it to be USB-C? Otherwise i would Recommend Surface Dock. Works fine with all my Surface Devices!
    I second this...I've been using the Surface Dock with my SPX since day 1 and had no issues.
    11-21-2019 07:23 PM
  4. pavvento's Avatar
    3799655[/URL]]Has it to be USB-C? Otherwise i would Recommend Surface Dock. Works fine with all my Surface Devices!
    I would actually prefer something that uses the Surface port as opposed to the USB C port. The 2 drawbacks for me is lack of SD slot and paying that much for a product that hasn't been updated in quite a few years.

    I appreciate the input.
    11-21-2019 07:58 PM
  5. bulls96's Avatar
    I bought this for my wife's MacBook but works on the ProX
    HeyCori likes this.
    11-23-2019 09:48 PM
  6. pavvento's Avatar
    I bought this for my wife's MacBook but works on the ProX[IMG=477x1008]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/6a23db942de693ad1f9a8d8114595517.jpg[/url]
    Nice! What model is that? I'm surprised the spacing of the ports is the same.
    11-24-2019 07:54 PM
  7. bulls96's Avatar
    Nice! What model is that? I'm surprised the spacing of the ports is the same.
    It actually uses only one Usbc port
    11-24-2019 08:24 PM
  8. pavvento's Avatar
    When you guys use the dock are you able to extend to 2 separate external displays and use the Surface screen as a 3rd display? I can do it when I have one monitor plugged in to the USB C dock and 1 directly in to the Surface, but not if both displays are plugged into the dock.

    If this is possible (3 separate screens) with the Surface dock that might make it worth it instead of the USB C dock I have.
    11-25-2019 02:52 PM
  9. tboggs13's Avatar
    If you only have one 4K monitor or multiple lower resoultion monitors, the Surface Dock is great. If you want to run dual 4K at 60hz through the Surface Dock, you are out of luck.

    Currently I have tried the following:

    Dell D6000 - This is a DisplayLink dock with a USB-C connection. They have come a long way since the Surface Pro 1 and work quite well for general office use. Due to software compression of the video signal, it's not the best for gaming, but you can drive multiple 4K monitors @ 60hz.

    HP USB-C Universal Dock Gen 2 - Same as the Dell above, but slightly better package and more recent release. I just got this recently and so far it is working fine. One benefit is that it provides 100W of charging.

    HP USB-C Dock Gen 5 - This does not use DisplayLink technology. It is a true USB-C dock. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to drive two 4K monitors. In fact it would only detect the internal monitor and one other and I didn't have much time with it to test. I did just see a Windows Central article that may explain this issue, so I may give it another go if I can get it back temporarily.
    12-11-2019 12:23 AM

Similar Threads

  1. One of Black Friday's best Xbox One bundles is available now for $299
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2019, 02:50 PM
  2. We compare the Valve Index and HTC Vive Pro to help you pick a VR system
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2019, 02:11 PM
  3. The PowerA Moga Xbox licensed phone clip is the one to get for xCloud
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2019, 01:11 PM
  4. Lenovo's sleek ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga business laptops now up for grabs
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2019, 12:50 PM
  5. Grab a pair of Elegiant true wireless earbuds for a low price of just $10
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2019, 12:30 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD