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New Tripp Lite Thunderbolt 4 hub supports dual 4K displays, 60W of charging

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Tripp Lite's new Thunderbolt 4 hub supports dual 4K displays.
Tripp Lite's new Thunderbolt 4 hub supports dual 4K displays.
Photo: Tripp Lite

Tripp Lite, known for its power strips and surge protectors, released its new Thunderbolt 4 hub, the MTB4-Hub3-01. Capable of 8K video support, it can run two 4K displays in addition to other devices and power your computer.

The new hub turns one Thunderbolt 3/4 port into three Thunderbolt ports and one USB-A port. The hub can also charge your laptop with up to 60W of power.

Tripp Lite Thunderbolt 4 hub: dual 4K video support

The hub offers three Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB-C) and supports the transmission of a single high-quality 8K video stream or dual 4K video signals, which is an upgrade from Thunderbolt 3, the company said.

The Thunderbolt 4 ports transfer data at speeds up to 40 Gbps collectively. Users can cascade a total of six levels of Thunderbolt-compatible devices. There is also a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (USB-A) with data transfer up to 10 Gbps.

Smart charging technology

“Smart charging technology identifies the charging requirements of connected devices so the ports deliver the right amount of power to charge devices safely and efficiently,” Tripp Lite said.

The hub supports power input up to 100 watts with the included power supply and provides up to 60 watts for charging the host device. Each Thunderbolt 4 port supports up to 15 watts for downstream charging of connected devices, and the USB 3.2 Gen 2 port offers 0.9 amps.

Specifications:

  • Color: Gray
  • Number of Displays: 2
  • Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.): 0.51 x 2.91 x 4.88
  • Unit Weight (lbs.): 0.3748
  • Number of Monitors Supported: 2
  • Resolutions Supported: 8K (7680 x 4320) @ 30 Hz (Single Display); 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 60 Hz (Dual Displays)
  • USB Specification: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt Specification: Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gbps)
  • OS support: macOS and Windows
  • Product Warranty Period (Worldwide): 1-year limited warranty

The Tripp Lite MTB4-HUB3-01 Thunderbolt 4 hub has an MSRP of $400, but it can be had for less from various retailers, such as Provantage.

Price: $223.30

Where to buy: Provantage