Laptops are great for portability and convenience, but they often lack the ports and features that you need for your work or entertainment. This often means you can’t connect your external monitors, keyboards, mice, flash drives, or internet cables.
That’s where the UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station comes in. This device offers a number of input/output options, including dual 4K 60Hz display ports, 10Gbps USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and 100W power delivery. In this review, we will take a closer look at the design, performance, conclusion, and price of this docking station.
The UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station has a sleek and premium design that matches well with most modern devices. It is made of dark gray anodized aluminum with triangular heat dissipation vents on the sides. For those who like a clean workstation, the device is compact and portable, measuring 7.87 x 4.53 x 2.05 inches and weighing 1.12 pounds.
Despite being called a 9-in-1 device, the docking station actually has ten ports, seven on the back and three on the front. On the back, you will find two HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort 1.2 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB-C power delivery port with a 100W input, and a USB-C host port. On the front, you will find two USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports, a USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port, and a power switch with an LED indicator.
The docking station comes with a high-quality UGREEN USB-C to USB-C cable and a user manual. You will also need to install the DisplayLink software on your computer to enable the display and network functions of the docking station.
The UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station delivers impressive performance in terms of display output, data transfer speed, network connectivity, and power delivery.
It supports dual simultaneous extended 4K 60Hz display options from either of the two HDMI or DP ports. It means you can connect up to two external monitors to your laptop or desktop with no noticeable latency or lag. The docking station supports Windows and macOS systems, as well as some Android devices.
The three 10Gbps USB ports offer high-speed data transfer. You can connect your flash drives, external hard drives, keyboards, mice, and other peripherals to the docking station. The USB ports are backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices.
The docking station also features a Gigabit Ethernet port that allows you to connect your computer to a wired network for stable and faster internet access. The Ethernet port supports up to 1000Mbps speeds.
The docking station also provides up to 100W power delivery via its USB-C PD port. You can charge your laptop or other devices while using the docking station. The docking station supports PD 3.0 protocol for high-speed charging.
During testing, I attached a 144Hz monitor via one of the DP ports, wireless receivers for a mouse and keyboard, a Cat 6 ethernet LAN cable, and a 100W UGREEN GaN Charger. On occasion, I also used the USB-C port to access a thumb drive, which, as advertised, was able to transfer large video files in a matter of seconds. On a table, its rubber feet and weight keep it in place.
While researching for this review, multiple buyers commented that it gets warm when in use. Since this review is in the Philippines where the summer weather is hot and humid and can go upwards of 46 degrees Celsius, the docking station can get hot. The temperature is higher than warm, but it’s not uncomfortably hot. So if your table has a plastic or vinyl surface, it could warp or damage it in the long term.
Overall, however, the docking station works great. In my case, it allows for a quick and easy connection of my peripherals and accessories, quickly turning a laptop (or tablet) into a workstation.
The UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station is a versatile and powerful hub that can enhance your home or office workspace. It offers multiple display options, fast data transfer, and ample power delivery for your devices. It has a premium design that is durable and elegant. It is easy to use and compatible with most systems and devices.
If you are looking for a docking station that can do it all, you might want to give the UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station a try.
The UGREEN 9-in-1 USB-C Docking Station is priced at ₱8,888 on the official UGREEN Lazada and Shopee e-commerce pages. The docking station also comes with a 12-month warranty.