StarTech.com

4K Docking Station for Laptops - DP and HDMI - USB 3.0

Create a 4K Ultra HD or dual-monitor workstation through USB 3.0, even if your laptop doesn't natively support high-resolution output

Product ID: USB3DOCKHDPC

  • TAA Compliant
  • 4K DisplayPort video output to a single DP display, with support for 3840x2160p Ultra HD resolutions
  • Dual video support when connected to a DP and HDMI display - 2048x1152p max resolution on each display
View More
  • Easy-access USB 3.0 Fast-charge and Sync port, able to charge devices without a laptop connection
  • 4x total USB 3.0 downstream ports with UASP support (1x side port USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 compliant, and 3x rear ports)
  • Universal compatibility, works with virtually all USB 3.0 equipped laptop brands
  • 3.5mm 4-position TRRS headset port - audio/microphone
  • Compatible with USB-enabled laptops and Windows based tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Port with Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
  • Small and flat footprint provides an elevated typing surface when tucked under your laptop
  • Includes 2ft USB 3.0 host cable
  • Supports Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS
$192.99 USD
1934+ In stock
In stock
US: 1904 | CA: 30
1934+
In stock
Where To Buy
Same Day Shipping on in-stock items from USA if ordered by 5pm ET* Details

Volume Order?
Request a quote

Reseller Pricing:
Create an Account

Overview

The TAA-compliant USB 3.0 4K Laptop Docking Station lets you create a high-resolution, 4K Ultra HD workstation in your office or at home. Now, you can discover leading-edge display technology, desktop convenience, and fast device charging by adding 4K DisplayPort, DP & HDMI dual video, USB quick-charge port, and several other vital connections to your laptop. 

It's the perfect accessory for laptops and Ultrabooks, as well as your Microsoft Surface™ Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 2 or Surface Book.

Leading-Edge Display Technology

Deliver brilliant text and image quality, and an exciting visual experience with one of the first docking stations to support 4Kx2K (3840x2160p - 30Hz) resolution. Now, you can take advantage of the latest Ultra High Definition (UHD) displays, or prepare your workspace for the future popularity of 4K touch screens, displays, and video sources, which offer 4x as many pixels as full high-definition (1920x1080p).

Maximum Supported Resolutions*

Video Output Configuration Max DisplayPort Resolution Max HDMI Resolution

DisplayPort
(Single Display)

3840 x 2160p (4K) N/A
HDMI
(Single Display)
N/A 2560 x 1440p
DisplayPort and HDMI
(Two Displays)
2048 x 1152p 2048 x 1152p

*Lower resolutions are also supported. For example, if the max is 3840 x 2160p (4K), it also supports 2560 x 1600p and 2560 x 1440p.

Native 4K videos, applications, and graphics look crystal-clear and sharp with vivid realism, documents are crisp, and colors appear rich and more accurate. Easily add 4K capabilities to your Windows® or Mac laptop, when connected to a single display via the dock DP video output and a DisplayPort-enabled 4K display. For extra display flexibility, pair the docking station with the DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Video Converter (SKU: DP2HD4KS - sold separately) to add support for a 4K HDMI-based display.

Leading-Edge Display Technology

Desktop Convenience

Work faster, and more efficiently! With dual monitor support (4K output not supported in dual monitor configuration), you can design an immersive, multi-display desktop proven to streamline work and save time. Be up-and-running in seconds with no headaches, simply connect DP and HDMI-enabled displays to the integrated monitor outputs and you’re done.

A single USB 3.0 connection means docking your laptop (e.g. Lenovo® ThinkPad®, HP® / Dell® Ultrabook™, MacBook Pro®, MacBook Air®) is hassle-free, too. Devices remain constantly connected, letting you overcome laptop port limitations while also eliminating the aggravation of continually reconnecting peripherals. You can even tuck the dock neatly under your laptop, to create a full-sized workstation that’s organized and clutter-free. The dock is perfect for hoteling in shared workspaces, or for hot desks.

Desktop Convenience

Device Charging

Fast-charge your tablet or smartphone, with or without a laptop connected to the dock! USB charging is fast, convenient, and easily accessible, through a side-facing, always-on USB fast-charge port that combines data throughput with support for USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2. You can create a dynamic shared workspace and get work done efficiently, while simultaneously adding charge and sync flexibility to a mobile device.

Now, you can enjoy true multitasking capability by rapid-charging your mobile device, fused with the performance and convenience of a full-sized 4K workstation. Plus, an integrated 4-port USB 3.0 hub-controller with support for UASP-enhanced performance offers faster data transfer rates, resulting in less waiting, and more productivity from your attached peripherals such as USB 3.0 external hard drives.

Device Charging

Universally Supported

Unlike some proprietary docking stations designed only to work with specific laptop models, this universal laptop dock works with multiple brands. All you need is your laptop’s USB 3.0 port and you can be up and running quickly. With universal support, you can use this dock with different laptops now, or in the future.

The USB3DOCKHDPC is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Expand your laptop display capabilities and connect a single 4K monitor, projector, or HDTV, with higher resolutions and superior quality

Ideal for professionals who require highly accurate attention to detail, such as graphic and web designers, animators, or engineers (CAD)

Couple with a 4K-capable touch screen for smooth, and precise touch-recognition

Transform your laptop into a powerful workstation, and connect multiple monitors plus a wide variety of peripherals, all through a single USB 3.0 connection

Create a shared workspace for hoteling, or a hot desk for guests, customers, and colleagues

Slide the docking station under your Ultrabook™ or MacBook® for a tidy setup and ergonomically friendly access to your laptop keyboard

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Years
Hardware
4K Support Yes
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID DisplayLink - DL-5900
VIA/VLI - VL812
Displays Supported 2
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
USB 3.0 - Hub ports support USB 2.0/1.1 backward-compatibility
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Maximum Digital Resolutions 3840x2160 @ 30Hz / 2560x1600 / 2560x1440 (DisplayPort - Single Display)

2560x1440 (HDMI - Single Display)

2048x1152 & 2048x1152 (DisplayPort & HDMI - Two Displays)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
1 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
3 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (4 Position) Female
1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - Security Lock Slot Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.8 to 10.13.3
Chrome OS v55+
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Extended displays are not currently supported with DisplayLink-based products on macOS 10.13.4
System and Cable Requirements DisplayPort display must support 4K resolutions
If connected to a USB 2.0 host port, or if using a USB 2.0 host connection cable, performance may be limited (USB 3.0 host cable included)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link (Green)
1 - Activity (Yellow)
Power
Input Current 1.5 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 6.5 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type 4-pin DIN
Power Consumption (In Watts) 32.5
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 2 ft [0.6 m]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel and Plastic
Product Height 0.9 in [24 mm]
Product Length 8.9 in [227 mm]
Product Weight 9.8 oz [277 g]
Product Width 3 in [76 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.5 lb [1.1 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station
1 - 2ft USB 3.0 Cable
1 - Universal Power Adapter
4 - Power Cords (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

View full OS compatibility
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.8 to 10.13.3
Chrome OS v55+

Certifications

Related Products

DVI Dual-Monitor Docking Station for Laptops - HDMI and VGA Adapters - USB 3.0
USB3SDOCKDD
DVI Dual-Monitor Docking Station for Laptops - HDMI and VGA Adapters - USB 3.0

Expand your MacBook, Ultrabook or laptop into a powerful office workstation or hot desk via a single USB 3.0 cable

$183.99
3907+ In stock In stock
US: 3857 | CA: 50
In stock Learn More
KVM Docking Station for Two Laptops - Share Keyboard, Mouse, Dual Monitors, and Files - USB 3.0
USB3DDOCKFT
KVM Docking Station for Two Laptops - Share Keyboard, Mouse, Dual Monitors, and Files - USB 3.0

Connect two laptops to just one dock, and share dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, peripherals, and files between both laptops

$248.99
406+ In stock In stock
US: 396 | CA: 10
In stock Learn More
Triple-Monitor Docking Station for Laptops - USB 3.0
USB3DOCKH2DP
Triple-Monitor Docking Station for Laptops - USB 3.0

Create an Ultra HD workstation with four displays, by adding three external monitors to your laptop

$237.99
1788+ In stock In stock
US: 1754 | CA: 34
In stock Learn More
Travel Adapter for Laptops - HDMI and GbE - USB 3.0
USB31GEHD
Travel Adapter for Laptops - HDMI and GbE - USB 3.0

Add a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port and HDMI output to your port-limited laptop, through a single USB 3.0 port

$92.99
972+ In stock In stock
US: 742 | CA: 230
In stock Learn More
Travel Docking Station for Laptops - HDMI or VGA - USB 3.0
USB3SMDOCKHV
Travel Docking Station for Laptops - HDMI or VGA - USB 3.0

Create a mobile workstation using your Ultrabook™ or laptop USB 3.0 port via this portable USB 3.0 mini dock

$117.99
1467+ In stock In stock
US: 1442 | CA: 25
In stock Learn More
Thunderbolt 2 4K Docking Station for Laptops - Includes TB Cable
TB2DOCK4KDHC
Thunderbolt 2 4K Docking Station for Laptops - Includes TB Cable

Transform your MacBook or laptop into a powerful 4K Ultra HD workstation or hot desk, through just a single Thunderbolt cable

$317.99
1050+ In stock In stock
US: 1040 | CA: 10
In stock Learn More
Travel Adapter for Laptops - VGA and GbE - USB 3.0
USB31GEVG
Travel Adapter for Laptops - VGA and GbE - USB 3.0

Add a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port and VGA output to your port-limited laptop, through USB 3.0

$90.99
44+ In stock In stock
US: 29 | CA: 15
In stock Learn More

Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

No, you cannot use this docking station to charge a connected laptop computer.

To see a list of laptop docking stations that can charge a connected laptop, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/laptop-docking-stations-will-charge-laptop.

Installation

Note: Do not physically connect the USB laptop docking station to your computer until you are instructed to (Step 6).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

    Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).
     
  2. Once the download is complete, extract the files from the zip folder. Right-click the DisplayLink.zip or DisplayLinkDock.zip file, select Extract All and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  4. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  5. Click Run as Administrator.

    Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you may be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Please extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.
     
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and software. Restart the computer either when prompted, or when the installer disappears.
  7. Connect any video cables from your display(s) to the video port(s) on the docking station. 
  8. Once Windows has restarted, connect the docking station to your computer.
  9. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation.

Note: Installation may take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display might flicker. This is normal.  Once the installation is complete you will see your Windows desktop extended to the additional monitor(s).

Note: Do not physically connect the USB laptop docking station to your computer until instructed to (Step 6).

  1. Log in to the computer as the local administrator.
  2. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

    Note: Windows typically saves the files to the Downloads folder associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads.
     
  3. Once the download is complete, extract the files from the zip file. (Right-click the DisplayLink.zip file, select Extract All and follow the on-screen instructions.)
  4. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  5. Double-click Setup.exe.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and software. Restart the computer either when prompted, or when the installer disappears.
  7. Once Windows has restarted, connect the USB laptop docking station to your computer.
  8. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation.

Note: Installation may take several seconds to complete. During the installation your display may flicker. This is normal. Once the installation has completed you will see your Windows desktop extended to the additional monitor.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

If the display connected through your USB display adapter does not wake up after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.

Windows 8 / 10

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB display adapter after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC.  In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.

The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible.  To do this, consult your motherboard manual.

You can also disable any NIC in Windows.  Here is how you do this:

First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X.  Then click Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 8

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 7

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows XP

  1. Click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

When you troubleshoot issues with a laptop docking station, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video source

  • Video destination

  • Laptop Docking Station

  • USB peripherals

  • Ethernet Connection

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the video cables, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video cables, video source, video destination, and laptop docking station it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.

  2. If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.

  3. If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.

  4. Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.

  5. Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.

For more information about testing the USB peripherals and the laptop docking station, visit www.startech.com/faq/usb_hubs_general_troubleshooting.

When you test Ethernet and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_adapters_general_troubleshooting.

When you test sound and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/sound_cards_general_troubleshooting.

If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted. 

To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.

Internet Explorer 9 and later

Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Browse to the Accelerated graphics screen.
  7. Select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Restart your computer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Press the Alt key.
  3. Click Tools and Options.
  4. Click the Advanced icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Under Browsing, clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Restart your web browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Options icon (it has three horizontal lines on it).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  6. Restart your web browser.

Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010

  1. Open any program in Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word).
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Under Display, select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
  6. Close and restart all of the Microsoft Office programs that you had open.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the Windows key +X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a high-contrast theme.

Windows 7 / Vista 

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a non-Aero theme. Ideally, you should select a basic and high-contrast theme.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
  7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.
  8. Restart your computer.

To output 4K to a DisplayPort display at 30Hz, your monitor must support the resolution and refresh rate. If your monitor also supports 4K at 60Hz (DP 1.2 or higher), you may also need to set the monitor to work at 30Hz. 

To resolve this issue, use the buttons on your monitor to change the DisplayPort settings to DP1.1. For more information about how to change your monitor settings, refer to the website of the manufacturer of your monitor.

4K Docking Station for Laptops - DP and HDMI - USB 3.0

Customer Reviews

4.5 (4 reviews)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Quality of Product
3.8
Tell us what you think of this product.


Need a little help getting started? Check out our review guidelines.

1 - 4 of 4 Reviews

(3 stars) Works well, but Open GL Drivers are out of date

By:
It works well, but I've had a few problems with the device so far. 1. At first, it didn't pass through the ethernet connection despite saying it had the latest drivers. Finally, today, it updated the drivers and it looks like now the ethernet connection works. 2. The OpenGL drivers that are connected with this are out of date. I have a few programs that require the latest OpenGL drivers and I've been unable to get them to update. It works just fine when I plugin the monitor directly to the HDMI, but that defeats the whole purpose of this device. (It says that OpenGL is at 1.1.0) Other than that, it works great.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report

(5 stars) Exactly what I was looking for!

By:
I bought this product in order to get the best resolution possible while splitting two 4K resolution monitors from my laptop. This docking station proved to be worth its price and then some from first use. If every product that Startech sells is this reliable, I'llegue definitely be purchasing from them again in the future.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report

(5 stars) Great

By:
Using this with Lenovo yoga 3 pro and a 4Kmonitor. All interfaces work perfectly. Highly recommended.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 1 Report
By: Bailey24
If connecting a laptop and two additional monitors will the laptop monitor work as well or will it black out?
Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report

(5 stars) Better than expected

By:
I bought this a week ago and after installing drivers, plugging in all devices and display port; i have to say it works a dream - I'm using a Lenovo Y59UHD with an ACER B286HK 4k screen at 3840x2160
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 3 No - 1 Report