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Dell Dock Summary Guide

Product Names

D3100
USB 3.0 Dock

Dell Dock WD15

Thunderbolt
 Dock TB16

Dell Universal Dock D6000

Dell Wireless Dock

 Dell Precision Dual USB-C Thunderbolt Dock: TB18DC

      Product
   Information

Universal USB
 3.0 Docking

Universal USB-C Connectivity

Thunderbolt Docking Station

Universal and versatile

Seamless wireless connectivity

DUAL USB-C THUNDERBOLT DOCK

   Device Type

USB 3.0 Dock

USB-C Dock

Thunderbolt 3 Dock

     USB-C &
 USB 3.0 Dock

Wireless Dock

Thunderbolt™ Dock

Connection Type

USB 3.0

USB-C

Thunderbolt 3

USB-C / USB 3.0

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265*

Dual-C Connector Cable (0.8m/2.6ft) 

Video Output / Ports

Triple display output (1 x DP /
 2 x HDMI)

VGA, mDP, HDMI

VGA, mDP,
DP, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3

   DP, HDMI

mDP, VGA, HDMI

VGA, TBT, mDP, DP, HDMI 

Max Number of
Displays Supported

3

2

3

3 (USB-C) or
2 (USB 3.0)

2

 3

Highest Res
Single Display

    3840x2160
(DP 1.2) @30Hz

  3840x2160
(DP 1.2/HDMI)
 @ 30Hz

5120 x 2880
@ 60 Hz

5120 x 2880
@ 60Hz

2560x1600
(DP 1.2) @ 60Hz
5K - 5120 x 2880 at 60hz (DP & mDP)4 

Monitor Daisy Chain support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, via TBT, DP, mDP ports 

    USB Ports

(3 x USB 3.0) &
(2 X USB 2.0)

(3 x USB 3.0) &
(2 X USB 2.0)

3 x USB 3.0 (Incl. one w/power share) & 2 X USB 2.0

(4) USB3.0 (Incl. one w/power share) 1 X USB-C

(3 x USB 3.0) & (2 X USB 2.0)

(2xUSB 2.0) & (3xUSB 3.0) 

   Audio In/Out

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output

(1) Combo / (1) Speaker Output 

Network Support

Gigabit Ethernet Port (LAN)

Gigabit Ethernet Port (LAN)

Gigabit Ethernet Port (LAN)

Gigabit Ethernet Port (LAN)

Gigabit Ethernet Port (LAN)

Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) 

Universal Product

 yes

 yes

yes

yes

×

×

         Sku

452-11714 

 452-bcfx (180W)

 452-bcnj (240W)

 452-bczf

452-bbwq 

452-bdgc 

Special System Requirements

 

Notebook must be equipped with Display Port over USB Type-C or Thunderbolt ™ 3 Port

Notebook must be equipped with Thunderbolt ™ 3 Port

 

Notebook must be equipped with Intel WiGig antenna and Intel WiGig Module (Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265 or AC 18260 WiGig + WLAN + BT4.0LE Wireless Card) supporting WBE protocol