A second new product from Zotac is the External Graphics Dock. As the name explains, this dock lets you connect a PCI Express x16 video card to your laptop via Thunderbolt 3.
The dock has a 400W PSU, the enclosure has an aluminium look and features a case window so you can view your video card. Furthermore, the device has three USB 3.0 ports and one Quick Charge USB 3.0 port.
Pricing and availability is unknown.
The external graphics dock enables a device equipped with Thunderbolt 3 port to
greatly enhance its graphical processing capabilities and expand its functionalities.
The ZOTAC external graphics dock (tentative) comes with a PCIE 3.0 slot , 3
standard USB 3.0 ports and 1 Quick Charge 3.0 enabled USB 3.0 port. This enables
users to take advantage of the latest in battery technology in their supported devices
such as smartphones and tablets.
“Our goal is to turn low power and ultra-portable Windows devices such as
notebooks and mini PCs into performance racecars,” says Danny Wong, Director of
Product Management, ZOTAC International. “The external graphics dock enables
any device equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports to take full advantage of the transfer
speed and bandwidth, potentially becoming exponentially more powerful.”
The external graphics dock also serves as a power source with a 400W power
supply, meaning it can directly power a connected mini PC or supported system.
Only a single Thunderbolt 3 type-C cable connection is needed for both power and
data transfer on supported devices. All these features allow the dock to become a
literal powerhouse for any notebooks or mini PCs. See it in action at ZOTAC’s suite.