Computer accessories can make it just that more convenient to perform your tasks and works well to expand the functionality. It’s specifically designed for the Surface Pro 2 and 3 or laptop and features 3x USB 3.0 ports, two Mini DisplayPort outputs and 1x Gigabit Ethernet port for your convenience.
The UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Dock station might work well for someone looking to set up camp at a desk with the ability to simply disconnect the tether, pick up and be mobile with a Surface Pro 2/3 or Mini Displayport equipped laptop.
The UltraAV supports dual mini DisplayPort setup with up to 2560×1600 resolution support at 60Hz using 1.2 multi-stream MST Mode and will support a single mini DisplayPort monitor up to 3840×2160 resolution at 60Hz. Supports DP++ which means you can use either an active or even passive adapter for HDMI, DVI or VGA monitor support.
There aren’t any drivers to install and documentation can be a bit lacking but it’s pretty straight forward and chances are you’ll know what you’re looking at if you need one. If you’re looking for benchmarking scores check out Tweaktown’s Accell UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Docking Station Review.
The UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable dock adapters works great for convenient plug and play action. Makes watching a movies off of your Surface Pro 2/3 or laptop, PC w/ mini displayport graphics card or enlarging your desktop so you can have more than 1 spectator easier and simpler. It comes equipped with two Mini DisplayPort 1.2 output ports, 1x USB 3.0 in with 3x USB 3.0 out, 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, Dual DP++ enabled Mini DisplayPort outputs.
The UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Dock feels fairly well made and relatively sturdy but the Y-Cable is hardwired so careful not to man-handle the unit. It’s lightweight and compact so you can easily place it on your desk or bring it with you anywhere.
The UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Dock by Accell is compact measuring 0.77 x 6.1 x 3.86 in. (1.95 x 1.5 x 9.8 cm) and weighs just 10.6oz or 300g. Comes with a mDP & USB cable, 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz Power Adapter operating 19.5VDC and supports Windows 7 32/64-bit or newer installations. The UltraAV Y-Cable unit is not compatible with Thunderbolt port or displays. For maximum compatibility it may make sense to also purchase any additional display adapters if you need any like a DVI adapter from Accell. If you’re a Surface Pro user you should be plenty happy with the larger real estate as well as the plug and play ability.
Whether you want to run a multiple monitor environment, enlarge your desktop for an audience, increase highspeed USB 3.0 ports the Accell UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Dock station is a relatively inexpensive solution for convenience if you already own a Displayport equipped PC, Laptop or Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and 3.
Accell UltraAV Mini DisplayPort Y-Cable Dock $149.99