My name’s Enrico, I study Physics at university and my hobbies are music production and photography.
I’ve recently bought a laptop for university (data analysis, code compile…). I wanted to do also music, video and photo production on it, so I’ve bought a Dell XPS 15.
This laptop has 3 USB-Cs (no other ports), while my other accessories that I had for my older desktop and other computers are all USB-A, DisplayPort or HDMI.
The fact that even newer desktop motherboards have lots of USB-As but very few USB-Cs, while phones and other stuff have all USB-Cs, made me think.
I actually LOVE the USB-C connector, even if it may look less solid than USB-A, HDMI or DisplayPort.
First, it’s reversible, and allows for very high speeds (USB 4, Thunderbolt 4…), but also sufficient power delivery.
That’s why I actually don’t mind switching entirely to USB-C.
Now, there are some things that hold me back: my 4KUHD 27" monitor only has DisplayPort and HDMI (but I don’t remember if it can do 60Hz through it), my music production devices (audio interface, keyboards…) all have USB-B on one end…
That said, I’d still like to use USB-C when possible. And being this XPS 15 actually more powerful than my current desktop (apart from the GPU) I’m eager to use it instead of my desktop.
To do these things at the same time, I’d need an USB hub.
The USB sound card and the MIDI controllers need to be individually routed to my Dell, which leaves at best one single Thunderbolt 3 for everything else: charging, display output, other inputs…
Is there an Aukey USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 hub that has the following features?
- 130W+ power delivery to the laptop itself
- Gigabit Ethernet jack (1 Gbps or higher)
- DisplayPort 1.4 (or HDMI 2.1)
- 3 USB-C ports at Gen 3.1 specs or higher (like 3.2 Gen 2x2)
I want it to have a maximum USB-A amount of 1 (just in case)…