• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, most of the the time

    My entire office has 1080p monitors, Thunderbolt 3 enabled Macbook Pros and use several chained dongles to get their items to work. I have dual 4k monitors connected to this dock and 90% of the time it works great. Though, when coming back my computer sleeping, a majority of the time, one of the two monitors wont turn back on and it's showing it's still connected. Completely random.

    It's pretty good, I can't tell if its the macbook pro, or this dock. But something is funky. I should have gone with the generation before touchbar, they were solid as a rock.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems solid, want to rate higher

    Downsized from a 1st gen USB-C MacBook and CMP to a 2016 15" MacBook Pro. Wanted to save space and be able to run in clamshell and drive 2x 4k monitors. While a bit more than expensive other offerings, this TB3 expander from Belkin is solid. It is well designed and I've had no issues with my displays or external devices when plugged into it and actively using it throughout the day. So why don't I give it better than 3-stars? Blame Apple, IMO. I come down to my desk in the morning and almost daily it has crashed or restarted when plugged into the Dock. If I've been mobile and plug it into the Dock on return, OSX crashes and restarts. Plugging this device into a TB3 port on the MacBook Pro should not do this nor should simply leaving it connected! Apple no longer "just works." And as a result this Dock doesn't either.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive video issues

    Using this with a Benq SW320. Screen is blacking out and flickering constantly as if the graphics card was faulty (colorful artifacts flickering across the screen as well).

    The screen works fine with the multi-adapter from apple with HDMI but since I want 4k 60p I don't like that option at all.

    I use a high-end DisplayPort cable from Supra so I don't think that is the issue.

    I think it's a shame this expensive dock is available on Apples web site with this kind of compatibility issues.

    IF it is the computer that's faulty I'll let you know. Tried with a colleagues MPB with Radeon 560 with same results on a different screen. Sane kind as my own.


  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Dock has Video problems

    The specifications say 1- 5K or 2- 4K monitors, but mine can only manage one HDMI 1080p, and barely at that. Like another reviewer, I also tried different monitors, cables, and adapters, with better and worse results. Without good video support, it's just a very expensive USB dock. I am also running a 2017 Macbook Pro with Radeo Pro 560 Graphics. I bought the computer and dock at the same time, though, so will update this if I find out it's a problem with the MB instead of the Express Dock HD.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Mac Airbook that has single USB C port!!!! Don't bother!

    The docking station is a great idea if you have the Pro with a Thunderbolt 3 USB C secondary port. If you have the MACbook Air with only one USB C port then you are out of luck, this docking station will NOT, I repeat NOT work. It is NOT compatible because the USB C port is just that, a USB-C port it is NOT a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port.

    I am going this a 2 star because the store should probably know that it is not compatible. I had no idea there was a difference between a USB-C and a USB-C thunderbolt, I don't think most people would. It is getting a bad rating because they should probably state on the box somewhere the MODEL of computers it is compatible with or at least a statement saying it is NOT compatible with MAC Airbook with only one USB-C.

    Try the OWC USB-C Dock, it has 2 USB C ports, 4 USB ports, Headphone jack, SD Card slot, HDMI and a Cat5. Has a few minor irritating issues like when my computer goes into sleep mode it looses connection and often has to be turned off and back on. Other than that it works well with my external drive, my trackball mouse, usb flash drives, etc...

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro 15-inch, Late 2016

    I've been using this with my Late 2016 MacBook Pro for several months both at home and at work. The dock connects to a single LG 38UC99-W 38-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ IPS Monitor; Wired Ethernet as well as a few USB devices.

    The problem is the display is normally not recognized when initially connecting up my MacBook to the dock. Removing the power from the dock and replacing will often resolve the issue but sometimes that doesn't even work.

    I'm not sure if the problem is with the dock or the MacBook but it is a problem. Spending this much for a dock and a MacBook this should work without any issues whatsoever.

    Once connected, the dock does what it is supposed to do. With my old MacBook (which I miss) I used a CalDigit dock with no problems.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Convenient

    I bought this dock from the online store more than month ago, I faced a lot of issues in the beginning, monitor is not working, monitor black outs, flashes, etc... (this is with one ultra wide monitor only - not two 4K monitors!!!!)
    Before this dock the monitor was working perfectly through its display port cable and a thunderbolt 3 to display port adapter connected directly to the MacBook.
    I contacted Belkin support, then I figured out a work around myself, but not a convenient one, every time the monitor start flickering or goes into black outs you have to restart your MacBook (could be multiple times) until the MacBook and the dock detect the monitor and other connected devices correctly, which is a real pain to do daily, or 2 to 3 times per day.
    I'm sure there is an issue with the firmware they are using, it needs to be updated to sort out all the connectivity issues and display issue, especially with this high price.
    I really wish belkin will revert back with a solution / firmware update, or I may take it back to the Apple Store for a return.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy about this purchase. Disappointed in Apple and Belkin

    Ever since plugging this dock in- my Mac crashes after sleeping for a ? period of time. I've resigned myself to having to reboot it about half the time I come back after taking a break or overnight.

    This dock won't run an Apple Superdrive. Some of us still have to burn DVDs for software downloads!

    Almost every time my "new" MacBook Pro comes out of sleep- my monitor arrangement has changed and I have to fix it.

    EVERY time my MBP boots the monitor on this dock's DisplayPort won't turn on and I have to unplug the dock from the MBP and plug it back in again. Sometimes this resets it, sometimes it doesn't. Every time this happens, similar to the sleep problem, I have to edit my monitor arrangement again.

    I didn't have these problems with the old Belkin Thunderbolt 2 dock I was running with a TB3-TB2 adapter from Apple. (Well, except for the Superdrive problem, which I'm surprised even works with Apples USB-C adapters.)

    I don't know if this is actually Belkin's fault or Apple's, but frankly I've about had it with the "new" MacBook Pro.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Casual to Moderate Users

    This is a great device that delivers on the promise of Thunderbolt 3. I'm connecting several peripherals, speakers, a 29 inch ultra wide monitor (1080p), and charging the device all through one cable. Even with Thunderbolt 2 docks, one still had to plug in a power cable; a minor but limiting constraint since it required an extra charger or designing a workstation to be able to easily access the charger if you travel somewhat frequently. With this dock, I can keep the product issued charger in my travel bag and have a true dock / charging station set-up when I come home. From my experience as a casual/moderate user, it's a great accessory.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but needed a little bit more forethought

    The unit feels study and well made. It looks good next to other silver Apple accessories such as the Apple Keyboard and Magic Track Pad 2.

    Functionally the product works well. When Docking an MacBook Pro (with ThunderBolt 3) machine to it, it is able to charge the MacBook it via the Thunderbolt 3 port, so there is no need to get out the MacBook's Charger.

    However, I feel that the product does not have enough USB-C/ThunderBolt 3 ports. After connecting it to the computer thus using one of the two USB Type-C/Thunderbolt ports you are only left with one free USB Type-C/Thunder port. Although there are another three USB 3.1 ports and an ethernet port, I was still wanting for more. The Display port for instance should have really been a HDMI port.

    I bought this for home use as I have many accessories, but suspect this will end up at work where I have fewer accessories. Saving me a few seconds in the morning as it will bundle the display cable, ethernet cable and power cable into one Thunderbolt cable for me to connect to my MacBook Pro (with Thunderbolt 3).

    The product comes with a regular 85w laptop charger to power the dock and the region's local power cable. But you should be able use this anywhere in the world if you get the right power cable for the charger. It is also supplied with a Thunderbolt 3 cable (approx 1m in length).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with NetBoot

    This Belkin device does not allow a Mac to NetBoot. Other USB-C dongles work fine in my experience with NetBoot. This docking solution does not. If you require NetBoot functionality, you will need an additional solution or a different device to achieve your needs. If this had NetBoot support it would be much higher rated.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful with 4K MST Displays like Sharp PN-K321 ASUS PQ321Q

    The 15" Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 supports only two video streams out each side of the machine for 4 total. This means that the Belkin dock can only support two monitors. More importantly, an MST (multi-stream-transport) display counts as TWO streams because of, well, the multi-stream-transport. This means that if you connect one of these listed monitors to the Belkin dock via a Macbook Pro, it will be the only monitor that works. Or, if you connect some other monitor first, then the MST monitor will not run. I am particularly disappointed to not have this clear from the start, as these two 4K monitors were the first recommended by Apple, and the Sharp version was available in the Apple Store for quite some time and implicitly recommended for operation with Macs. This behavior seems obvious to me now, but I wish it were more obvious before I invested the time. Best of luck for your configuration.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DisplayPort to DisplayPort on Dell P2715Q Not Functioning

    Everything about this dock works great, except the video. I have used multiple cables that work on other devices so it's not a cable issue or monitor issue. I'll update the review if this gets resolved. I'm using the latest MBP15 that was released Spring 2017.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will NOT work with the Apple USB SuperDrive

    The Apple USB SuperDrive is a principal accessory that should be compatible with all docks, USB hubs, etc that are marketed as accessories for Apple laptops but unfortunately that is not the case. This product is another example that is not compatible. The SuperDrive is not mentioned on the product page at all and I had to discover it's compatibility after purchasing. There are other alternatives that are compatible but Apple will block this review if I list them. I can only suggest you look elsewhere.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reply to Eric S

    Try using a USB-C to Display Port Cable. Apple won't let me post a link but the one from Plugable looks pretty solid.
    [whispering] "Amazon"

    -Random Guy

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good !

    I just bought this for my Late 2016 MacBookPro 15" with touch bar. So far everything is good. I do not use 2 external displays so cannot verify if it works, but for my LG 4K display, when hooked up to the display port (full-size port), works beautifully, at 60 Hz.
    The most important thing besides the display port, is that it does power my 15" MBP ! So I do not need to plug in my AC adaptor.
    I'm not giving 5 stars because of the price. Besides that this is highly recommended.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    will not work with LG 4K displays sold by Apple

    does not work with two of the LG Ultrafine 4K displays sold by Apple. Will drive one of the monitors, but cannot drive the second through the displayport on the dock. For the displayport on the dock to work it requires a monitor with a displayport. The LG monitors sold by Apple do not have displayports.

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