Living with Chromebook: Docking (Premium)


At least it does work, if partially: As I discovered recently, Chrome OS is incompatible with Thunderbolt 3, and I couldn’t get any of my Chromebooks to work with my Thunderbolt 3 Dock, even as a basic USB dock or hub.

That problem temporarily scuttled my desire to have a one-cable solution on my primary work desk, where I had hoped to mix and match between various review laptops and PCs but continue utilizing the same display, speakers, keyboard, mouse, podcast microphone interface, and other peripherals. But with Plugable coming to the rescue with a USB-C dock, I’ve gotten close to what I wanted. OK, it’s a two-cable solution, since the dock won’t power devices. But it’s close. Close enough for Rock n’ Roll, as Stephen King would say. Maybe close enough for me as well.

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