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Thunderbolt™ 3 Docks from CalDigit

With the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro featuring Thunderbolt™ 3, users are demanding a way to not only connect extra devices to their laptops, but to also charge their computer. CalDigit is releasing two Thunderbolt™ 3 docks built from the ground up with the 2016 MacBook Pro in mind that utilize the power of Thunderbolt™ 3’s 40Gb/s throughput.

CalDigit knows that many users already have a way to charge their laptops and predominantly need to add extra devices. The TS3 Lite is the ideal solution for users that require port expansion for the 2016 MacBook Pro and already have a way of charging their laptop. Devices like the LG UltraFine 5K monitor with charging function or even the MacBook Pro’s included Type-C charger already provide the charging function to the laptop. The TS3 Lite can provide up to 15W of charging to any Mac or PC should a user require it. [More Info]

MSRP: $199.99

The TS3 is designed for users who require their Thunderbolt™ dock to act as the main charging hub for their laptop. Delivering the reality of single cable charging, ONE Thunderbolt™ 3 cable is all it takes for a clean, elegant and streamlined workspace. The TS3 provides up to 85W of laptop charging for the 2016 MacBook Pro in addition to expanding a plethora of connectivity options such as DisplayPort, USB3.1 Type-A, eSATA, and Gigabit Ethernet. The TS3 is compact, solid, and extremely versatile in order to fit into any demanding workflow without compromising on quality or performance that CalDigit is known for. [More Info]

Buy Now: $299.99


Both the TS3 Lite and TS3 can connect a monitor up to 5K resolution. Users also have the option to connect two 4K monitors through the use of a USB-C to HDMI or DisplayPort adapter cable sold separately. The inclusion of DisplayPort for the video output on both docks means that users have the flexibility to select the monitor they want to attach through the use of a HDMI or DVI cable.

TS3 Lite TS3
Ideal For Connectivity Expansion Charging Laptop & Connectivity Expansion ***
Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports 2 2
Max Video Resolution **** 5K (5120 x 2880) 60Hz 5K (5120 x 2880) 60Hz
Compatible with 2016 MacBook Pro 13”/15” Yes Yes
Compatible with Windows Thunderbolt™ 3 PC Yes Yes
Max. Throughput 40Gb/s 40Gb/s
Power Delivery - 85W
USB 3.1 Type-A Ports 2 3
USB 3.1 Type-C Ports 1 -
DisplayPort 1 1
Connect HDMI Monitor *Yes *Yes
Connect DVI Monitor *Yes *Yes
Dual 4K Monitors **** **Yes **Yes
eSATA Ports - 2
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes
Audio In/Out Yes Yes
Horizontal or Vertical Orientation No Yes
Price $199.99 $299.99
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* With use of a DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI cable sold separately.
** With use of a USB-C video adapter sold separately.
*** Please check PC specifications to ensure its Thunderbolt 3 port(s) support charging.
**** Please check PC specifications for maximum number of displays and resolutions supported through its Thunderbolt 3 port(s).
TS3 and TS3-Lite can only drive the number of monitors and resolutions natively supported by the PC’s Thunderbolt 3 port(s) and graphics card up to a maximum of dual 4K or single 5K.