gofanco Compact Thunderbolt Docking Station

Last updated: December 6, 2022


At only 6.4 ounces, this Thunderbolt docking station is highly portable, making it easy to take from work to home and beyond. This is also one of the most affordable docking stations on the market, making it a win for any budget. You'll also get a much smaller form factor, which means it will easily blend with the items on your desk.

We looked at the top Thunderbolt Docking Stations and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Thunderbolt Docking Station you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Transporting your docking station from home to work and back is easy, thanks to the lightweight build of this Thunderbolt docking station.

In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the gofanco Compact Thunderbolt Docking Station placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

sdfgdfg gofanco Mini DisplayPort Video Dock with USB 3.0 LAN Hub easily converts your Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or DisplayPort output and add 2 USB 3.0 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet to your Macbook, Surface tablet, Ultrabook or laptop. Plug this adapter into your system’s Mini DisplayPort and USB 3.0 port and enjoy all functionality. ports Added Connectivity This multiport adapter dock instantly adds valuable connectivity to your port-limited laptop, PC, or MacBook. When paired with a laptop, this gives you a versatile and powerful workstation. Add up to one external HDMI or Displayport display (one at at time, not simultaneously). Hard wire your internet connection with the RJ45 ethernet port to a router. Connect up to two USB powered devices such as a mouse and keyboard. Three display modes included: Mirror, Extended, and Primary Output Ports 1 x HDMI 1 x Displayport 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Specificaitons HDMI/DisplayPort video resolution up to 1080p and PC graphics 1920×1200 @60Hz **Only adds one external display, cannot use HDMI and Displayport simultaneously** Compliant with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standards Supports ultra-fast data transfer rate up to 5Gb/s and backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 devices Gigabit Ethernet up to 1000Mbps. Compatible with 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T networks Regulatory approvals: FCC, CE, RoHS surface pro connection Applications Add HDMI, DP, RJ45, USB 3.0 to your MacBook Pro, Chromebook, or other mini Displayport enabled system. Connect your laptop to a TV or projector to enjoy multimedia content wherever you are, or present from your PC in a boardroom or classroom. Compact design allows for this adapter to be a great travel accessory. Ensure the best quality internet connection by hard wiring your laptop instead of connecting to WiFi. Allow your port limited laptop or system to connect a wireless mouse and keyboard, add one external monitor, and connect directly to a router, all at the same time! Important Notes The USB connection is required to enable this adapter’s USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet port Either HDMI or DisplayPort output can be used at a time. Does not support both outputs simultaneously This product is not compatible with MacBook 2015 line System Requirements Mini DisplayPort/USB 3.0 enabled system Windows 10 (32-/64-bit) / 8.1 & 8 (32-/64-bit) / 7 (32-/64-bit) Mac OS X v10.6 or later What’s in the package Mini DisplayPort Video Dock with USB 3.0 LAN Hub – Black User’s guide mDPDock mDP3in1 mDPMST2HDMI mDPMST2DP Host Connection Input Type mini Displayport 1.2 mini Displayport 1.2 mini Displayport 1.2 mini Displayport 1.2 Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x Displayport, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x RJ45 (Ethernet) 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI 2 x HDMI 2 x Displayport Supported Resolutions 1080p @60Hz, 1920×1200 @60Hz 4Kx2K @30Hz (HDMI), 1080p @60Hz & 1920×1200 @60Hz (DVI & VGA) 3840×2160 @30Hz, 1920×1200 @60Hz, 1920×1080 @60Hz 3840×2160 @30Hz, 1920×1200 @60Hz, 1920×1080 @60Hz Supported External Displays Single Single Dual Dual Compatibility Windows 10 / 8.1 & 8 / 7 & Mac OS X v10.6 or later Windows 10 (32-/64-bit) / 8.1 & 8 (32-/64-bit) / 7 (32-/64-bit) & Mac OS X v10.6 or later Windows 10/8/7 & MacOS does not support MST technology and will only mirror each display Windows 10/8/7 & MacOS does not support MST technology and will only mirror each display Driver Free ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Bus-Powered ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

A perfect companion for Apple Macbooks, Microsoft Surface Windows tablets, Ultrabooks, and laptops.

What reviewers didn't like

The USB connection is required to enable this adapter's USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet port
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