In 2022, we tested the Framework Laptop (11th Gen) with great results. Now, we got our hands on the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition and are excited to share with you the perfect Plugable dock that you can pair with your Framework Chromebook to maximize your productivity.

The Framework Chromebook laptop is truly a premium ChromeOS device, offering support for Thunderbolt 4 / USB4, and high-performance through a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P processor with 4+8 CPU cores, while remaining both customizable, modular, and repairable through expansion cards, memory, storage, and more. 

The Chromebook also uses a very similar design as the previous Windows model, built around a 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, video and microphone hardware privacy switches, and a backlit keyboard – all within the familiar aluminum housing and weighing in at just under 3lbs (1.3kg).

Hardware Specification
Model Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition
Expansion Cards 2x USB-C, 1x USB-A, 1x HDMI
OS ChromeOS
CPU 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB

A Premium Dock for a Premium Chromebook

So how can you take full advantage of this capable Chromebook? For a pairing that can’t be beat, our Plugable UD-MSTHDC Chromebook docking station is the perfect companion for extending the connectivity of your Framework Chromebook. 

This isn’t just a normal docking station. Our UD-MSTHDC dock was actually designed for Chromebooks, and officially is certified with Google’s “Works With Chromebook" (WWCB) badge. That means that the device has been thoroughly validated to ensure it will work seamlessly with current and future ChromeOS devices.

So when you couple that with the Framework Chromebook laptop, you get a docking station that works seamlessly in unison. That means features like dual 4K 60Hz displays (or triple – see below), Gigabit Ethernet, USB 10Gbps ports, USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, and audio, all while charging the laptop with 60W of power.

UD-MSTHDC Dual Display Docking Station Port Layout

That’s not all – you can rest assured that the dock will always have the latest improvements and fixes by enjoying automatic secure firmware updates while the dock is connected to the Framework Chromebook laptop. The Chromebook Edition is built with Google's Titan C security chip and will receive updates for a minimum of eight years.

A Special Triple Display Bonus

We’ve marketed our UD-MSTHDC dock as a dual display docking station for Chromebooks, due to wide variance in system support for newer Intel CPU generations. However, when paired with a next-generation Chromebook equipped with Intel’s 12th Generation “Alder Lake” CPU, this dock can actually drive up to three external 4K displays.

When connected to the Framework Chromebook, it’s possible to achieve triple 4K 60Hz external monitors. The displays must be attached via either video output under the “Display 1” label on the back of the dock, and both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs under the “Display 2” label. That's not even including the laptop screen, which makes for a total of four independent screens!

Where To Buy

Buy the Plugable USB-C Dual Monitor Docking Station, Certified Works with Chromebook, 60W Charging
List Price: $169.95

This product works with devices capable of running the latest version of ChromeOS and has been certified to meet Google's compatibility standards. Google is not responsible for the operation of this product or its compliance with safety requirements. Chromebook and the Works With Chromebook badge are trademarks of Google LLC.


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