Satechi’s Slim Thunderbolt 4 Hub Can Handle Two 4K Screens

There are countless USB Type-C hubs for adding more ports to a computer, or docking a laptop in a desk setup, but most of them don’t support Thunderbolt. Now, accessory maker Satechi has revealed a slim Thunderbolt 4 dock you can take anywhere.

Just in time for CES 2023, Satechi has revealed the Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub, a thinner version of the Thunderbolt dock the company already sells. It has three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports, and support for up to six levels of daisy-chaining — meaning you can plug in plenty of high-speed drives, monitors, and other accessories (as long as all the cables are up to the task).

Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub front and back

Satechi said the hub “can support two 4K screens at 60Hz, one 8K screen at 30Hz, or one 6K screen on M1 & M2 Macs.” It’s mostly advertised for use with Mac computers, but should also be compatible with any Thunderbolt 4 PCs. Satechi specifically mentions support for the Surface Pro 9, but didn’t say if it’s compatible with recent iPad Pro models.

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Each port can handle speeds of up to 40 Gbps, and they are backwards-compatible with USB 4 and USB Type-C. A dedicated 100W power supply keeps everything running, with a maximum charging speed of 60W for a connected computer, and 15W for phones and tablets. There’s also a single USB Type-A connector, which can be helpful for a keyboard, mouse, or flash drive.

The Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub costs $199.99 on Satechi’s website, but there is a 20% off discount until January 12 when you use code CES20 at checkout.

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