Article Number: 000181877
Dell USB Type-C and Thunderbolt Docks are compatible with notebooks from other manufacturers such as HP and Lenovo which support industry standards for USB-C docking and Thunderbolt docking respectively. When compared with Dell commercial notebooks, there are functional limitations when these docks are connected to non-Dell notebooks. These limitations are outlined in table 1 below.
|Functionality||Dell Commercial Notebooks||Apple USB-C Host||Other Windows Notebooks (Dell and Non-Dell)|
|Multi-Stream Transport (MST) support for monitors "Extended Desktops" mode||Yes||No (Workaround Required*)||Yes|
|Dock power button emulates system power button||Yes||No||No|
|Power Delivery to connected system||Up to 130 Watts||Up to 90 Watts||Up to 90 Watts|
|Audio through 3.5mm headset jack**||Yes||No||Yes|
|MAC address pass-through||Yes||No||No|
|Wake on Dock||Yes||No||No|
|Wake on LAN||Yes||No||No|
|Firmware update via system native OS (Firmware Update Utility)||Yes||No (Must be connected to a Windows OS system)||Yes|
*Refer to the Dell Thunderbolt Dock (WD19TB) and Apple USB-C Hosts article Dual Monitor Setup section below for more information on dual monitor connections through WD19TB & WD19TBS. Dual external monitor support is not available on MacBooks with M1 chip due to a limitation of the M1 chip.
**WD19S & WD19TBS docks are not equipped with 3.5mm jacks
Dell Dock WD19
21 Feb 2021