The Microsoft Surface Dock is due for a refresh, in line with the release of the Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book Version 2 expected in 2017. The Surface Dock is approaching version 3, and here's what we'd like to see added to the port-laden dock.
We'd like to see the next Surface Dock include:
Two rear-facing USB-3.0 ports
Two rear-facing DisplayPort connectors
One rear-facing audio port
One rear-facing Ethernet port
One rear-facing power connector
One side-facing Kensington lock slot
Two updated front-facing USB-3.1 ports (updated from USB3.0)
Two new front-facing USB-C ports with USB-3.1 speed or Thunderbolt
One new rear-facing USB-C port with USB3.1 speed or Thunderbolt
One attached Surface Connect cable which attaches to your device with the Surface Connector.
An added bonus would be having Miracast built-in to the dock. This would enable new and previous Surface devices to wirelessly connect to external displays, conference room TVs or projectors.
Another added bonus would be a price cut, down from the hefty $299 recommended retail price.
We expect the updated Surface Dock to arrive alongside the hotly-anticipated Surface Pro 5.
Until next time,
XYZ Media Group