Anker’s latest Thunderbolt 4 dock packs a whopping 12 ports

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The Anker Apex Thunderbolt 4 dock has a whopping 12 ports.
The Anker Apex Thunderbolt 4 dock has a whopping 12 ports.
Photo: Anker

Anker’s new Apex Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station, available July 1, sports a familiar design but packs an usually high number of ports for the maker’s typical consumer wares — 12. They include a 90-watt power pass-through slot and legacy options.

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Good for Intel-based Macs

The formidable array of ports include a 90W Thunderbolt 4 port. It’s good for juicing up any Intel-chip-powered MacBook model and compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later. As far as M1-powered Macs go, maybe next time.

The port roundup

The Apex can connect a variety of devices and peripherals thanks to a Thunderbolt 4 upstream port, a Thunderbolt 4 downstream port, a USB-C Power Delivery port, two HDMI ports, an Ethernet port, an SD card slot, a 3.5 mm AUX port, and four USB-A ports.

Display support

Compatible with USB4, DisplayPort and PCI Express specs, the dock can handle a single 8K display at 30Hz, a 4K display at 120Hz, or various other display combinations at 4K 60Hz.

It can power up to three external monitors simultaneously, though only for Intel-powered Mac or Windows devices.

In the package: Anker Apex Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station, 120W power adapter, 1.2m power cord, 0.7m Thunderbolt 4 cable, and welcome and quick-start guides. It retails for $299.99

Where to buy: Amazon (ships July 1, 2021)