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Multiple devices plugged into the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core on a desk


The Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core brings the speed, high-definition and performance of Thunderbolt technology to Mac and Windows laptops. With all the power and versatility of Thunderbolt 3, up to 40 Gbps transfer rates, plus ports to connect multiple peripherals to a Thunderbolt laptop, this dock is a streamlined way to create an expanded, high-performing desktop through a single tethered cable.

This product is TAA Compliant for use in a wide range of government applications

Learn more about Thunderbolt compatibility with M1-based Macbooks (2020)

To see what else Thunderbolt has to offer, check out our comprehensive guide to Thunderbolt technology.

Ports on the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core


The tethered 6-inch Thunderbolt 3 cable connects multiple peripherals to your laptop, with ports for monitors, mouse, USB stick, keyboards, speakers, hard drives and more.


  1. 1 x DisplayPort™ 1.4 connects to high-resolution monitors/displays (for resolutions, see table below)
  2. 1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) port
  3. Gigabit Ethernet connection

  4. SIDE 2:

  5. Tethered Thunderbolt 3 cable connects to laptop
  6. 1 x USB-C PD port (input)

  7. SIDE 3:

  8. Audio in/out for mic and speaker support
  9. 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2(10Gbps) and 1x USB-A 2.0 ports for devices that connect via USB-A such as a USB stick, mouse, keyboard or printer
Windows and Mac operating systems on two monitors


The Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is an ideal single-dock solution for businesses using MacBooks running Mac OS, and laptops running Windows. This broad compatibility is also ideal for shared work environments or temporary workstations where laptop users are looking for a high-performing workstation with minimal set up.*

See table below for system requirements.

  Display Configurations Ports
Mac macOS Sierra 10.12 or later Thunderbolt 3 port
PC (Windows) Windows 10 or later Thunderbolt 3 port
Dual monitors


Supports dual 4K 60Hz monitors for a versatile desktop configuration, via a dedicated DisplayPort and an HDMI 2.0 port. Also supports a single 5K monitor at 60Hz and capable of reaching 8K 30Hz.

Please see the table below for specific resolution capabilities for all monitor combinations.

  Single Monitor Support Dual Monitor Support
Thunderbolt 3 Laptop

Laptop running High Bit Rate 3:

8K (7680 x 4320) @ 30Hz

Laptop running High Bit Rate 2:

4K (3840 x 2160) @ 60Hz

Laptop running High Bit Rate 3:

4K (3840 x 2160) @ 60Hz

Laptop running High Bit Rate 2:

4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30Hz

A laptop, smartphone and monitors plugged into the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core


When the Thunderbolt 3 dock is connected to a laptop, it powers peripheral devices connected to the dock without the need for a separate power cable. Keep your laptop charged by connecting its existing power supply unit (60W recommended) to the USB-C PD port on the Thunderbolt dock.

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Featured Accessory for Intel® Evo™ Laptops


Our Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is recognized as a featured accessory to best pair with Intel® Evo™ laptops. This dock helps maximize the experience of your new Intel® Evo™ laptop and provides a simple, reliable way to help you do more.

Woman on her phone, carrying her laptop


Our Thunderbolt 3 Dock is backed by a 2-year product warranty for added peace of mind.

Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core dimensions diagram


  1. L: 100mm/3.94in
  2. W: 100mm/3.94in
  3. H: 30mm/1.18in
  • Cable length: 20cm/7.87in
  • Weight: 213.8g

At a Glance:

  • World's first Thunderbolt-certified dual-powered dock
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt-certified Mac and Windows laptops with a Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Connect multiple devices to your laptop through one dock, including monitors, USB stick, mouse, keyboards, internet, hard drives and more
  • Supports dual 4K UHD displays @ 60Hz
  • 7 ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB-C PD, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2(10Gbps), 1x USB-A 2.01, 1 x Audio in/out, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports pass-through power from a laptop to connected devices
  • Connect laptop’s power supply unit (60W recommended) to the dock to power the laptop
  • TAA Compliant for use in a wide range of government applications
  • Protected by 2-year product warranty

Package Includes:

  • Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core

*Our docks are designed to be compatible with all Thunderbolt-certified hosts (dependent on OS version) and peripherals.

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