If you just want something simple that’s easy to connect to a Windows/Mac/Chrome laptop for external monitor the SD2000P Nano dock is worthy choice for single 4k output. The SD2000P features USB-C connectivity, 4k video output with 60W of power delivery and rolls it into a more compact form factor. But if size isn’t your concern but triple monitor output is, also check out the Kensingston SD4800P TB3 Dock.
Today we’re back to talk about the SD2000P USB-C dock that Kensington just released, small form factor, simple and easy to take with you. Ideal for a simple way to extend your laptop real estate so you can work comfortably connecting to a single external 4k display.
Overview & Features
The SD2000P (K38260NA) is ideal for extending your laptop environment in a form factor that’s easier to take with you and your lappy if need be. Cross-platform compatible without the need to install drivers for the convenience. Nice since it’s more and more common these days for people to have multiple operating systems on computers in their home. Measures 8.7″ x 4.5″ x 4″ and weighs 5.6 ounces. Included in the box is the SD2000P, Power Brick & Cable, 3m USB-C uplink cable.
Direct and to the point the SD2000P offers single 4k video output via HDMI or DP++ video ports and 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports. It’s Thunderbolt 3 compatible not Thunderbolt 3, but the Nano Dock will still give you a respectable 5Gbps transfer speed. If you need a little more real estate you can bump up to the SD5000T TB3 Dock for dual 4k or Single 5k display output.
The SD2000P will output to a single HD display in 4k UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution @ 30Hz. “For proper video output, host device must support Alt mode over USB-C and you must use direct HDMI-to-HDMI and/or DP-to-DP cables. Passive adapters cannot be used to accommodate VGA or DVI ports.”
The convenient little dock provides 60W of Power Delivery so you can still charge off the USB type A ports and/or plug in whatever peripheral, printer, camera, mouse, HD, USB memory stick… Compatible with Windows, Mac, Chromebook that support USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. (Windows 7 or later, Mac 10.13 or later, Chrome 44 or later). Comes with a 3 year limited warranty.
The Power Brick in this case is larger than the dock itself. Luckily there’s enough AC cord to keep the brick out of out of your way. An optional Kensington VESA mount bracket K33959WW is available for purchase if you want zero-footprint for about 10 bucks.
You’ll want to make sure that your laptop supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort Alt mode over USB-C.
That’s a Wrap
If you’re using a laptop at your workstation and/or travel with it often Kensington’s SD2000P USB-C Nano Dock gives you single 4k output over HDMI or DP++, 2x USB 3.1 Type A ports for USB-C compatible computer. Driverless operation and cross-platform compatibility make the SD2000P a convenient choice for external 4k display output.
Kensington SD2000P USB-C 4K Docking Station with 60W Power Delivery $129.99