The Dell XPS has been hailed as best in class on more than one occasion. A perfect blend of brains and beauty, it offers something for creators, casual email readers, and travelers alike. But with only a couple of Thunderbolt 4 ports, it’s lacking in the connectivity department. 

Don’t sweat it. This list of Thunderbolt 4, USB4, and USB-C powerhouses is a collection of the best docking stations for XPS.

Best Thunderbolt Docking Station: Plugable Thunderbolt 4 & USB4 HDMI Docking Station with 96W Charging (TBT4-UDX1)

Designed for the modern laptop, the Plugable TBT4-UDX1 offers Dell XPS owners some a lot of Thunderbolt docking stations lack; Thunderbolt ports. In addition to the 40Gbps Thunderbolt connection to the host, XPS users get 2x downstream ports (40Gbps) for their most powerful peripherals.

The TBT4-UDX1 also delivers 100W or Power Delivery, and will charge an XPS from 0-50% in about 60 minutes.

Key Features:

  • 40Gbps data transfer speeds
  • 2x 4K displays (HDMI + USB-C to HDMI)
  • 100W Power Delivery
  • 2x Downstream Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • 2.5Gbps Ethernet
  • SD card reader

Plugable Thunderbolt 4 & USB4 HDMI Docking Station with 96W Charging

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Runner Up: Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual Display Dock with 96W Host Charging

If you want the power and versatility of the TBT4-UDZ but don’t necessarily need four displays, consider the TBT3-UDZ. This unique 14-port docking station turns your laptop into a full workstation. Connect up to two 4K external displays—HDMI, DisplayPort, or a mix of both—as well as connect multiple peripherals. To top it off, the TBT3-UDZ also offers 100W power delivery.

Find out more: Plugable Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual Display Dock with 96W Host Charging

  • 2x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI ports (total of two displays)
  • 1x USB-C Port (10Gbps)
  • 1x USB-A Port (10Gbps)
  • 5x USB-A Ports (5Gbps)
  • 100W Power Delivery (96W Certified)
  • 1x SD and microSD Card Reader
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack

Best Triple Display: USB-C Triple 4K Display Docking Station

Our triple display dock—redesigned. 

Plugable’s flagship DisplayLink docking station recently got a few modern updates. The result is a  powerful 13-port docking station with flexible display options and faster charging than the first iteration.

It's an excellent choice for Windows and Mac users and connects with USB4, USB-C, and Thunderbolt hosts. It connects up to three 4K displays and offers space for all of your peripherals. It even charges your smartphone and makes room for your SD card. And with 100W power delivery, it also supports your power-hungry laptop. 

Take a closer look at the specs: Plugable USB-C Triple 4K Display Docking Station

  • 1x USB-C (10Gbps, 20W PD)
  • 1x SD Card Reader
  • 1x Audio In (3.5mm) and 1x Audio Out (3.5mm)
  • 2x DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 (DisplayLink)
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 (Alt Mode)
  • 4x USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1x 10Gbps USB-C connection to host with 100W Power Delivery

Best Hub: Thunderbolt™ 4 and USB4 Hub

Built on the Goshen Ridge Chipset, this hub unleashes maximum port potential. It offers full support for Thunderbolt 4, USB4, and USB-C hosts so you can expect transfer speeds up to 40Gbps. It’ll connect up to two 4K displays (USB-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter included), and supply up to  60W charging. Whether you’re data crunching or cyber-cruising, this hub has what you need.

Everything you need to know: Plugable Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Hub

  • 1x Thunderbolt 4 Host (40Gbps & 60W PD)
  • 3x Thunderbolt 4 (40Gbps)

Best Traveler: USB-C 11-in-1 Hub with Ethernet

Don’t be fooled by its small size, this 11-port aluminum hub has all the features of a docking station. It delivers crisp 4K resolutions on two displays. It's equipped with three USB-A ports, SD/microSD slots, and 100W pass-through charging, so multitasking should be a breeze.

With its compact design, variety of ports, and rugged durability you can’t go wrong.

Read more: Plugable USB-C 11-in-1 Hub with Ethernet

  • 1x USB-C Port (5Gbps)
  • 3x USB-A Ports
  • 2x HDMI Ports
  • 100W Charging
  • 1x SD and MicroSD Card Reader
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port

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