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HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 (120w)

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Mfg # 2UK37UT#ABA CDW # 5106089 | UNSPSC 43211602

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  • Wired connectivity technology is highly feasible,offers maximum usability
  • Docking Station provides a trouble-free charging solution with reliable,feasible connectivity for your notebook
  • USB Type C host interface allows quick transmission of data at a higher rate for your convenience
  • 5 USB ports offers a more refined structure and safer to use connectivity
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HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 (120w) is rated 3.30 out of 5 by 121.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horrible design This idiotic thing has zero HDMI ports. The most ubiquitous and common video connector in the history of the planet, and they have zero HDMI ports. Oh, but it has a VGA port for some reason. Remember that port that was obsolete 25 years ago? Yup, got it. It also has a giant button up top that will force your computer to sleep if you much as breathe on it. The button is so sensitive that I have triggered it numerous times just plugging in a usb.
Date published: 2023-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad design, Bad quality, Bad customer service This dock had the worst design I have ever seen. The whole top is the power button which is very problematic and every time you are trying to connect a cable or a device, you turn the computer off. Ethernet port didn’t work for me, and I got no internet connection from it. I have to return it and pay for restocking fee too. HP should care more about it’s customer and these fee, keeps me away from shopping again from HP.
Date published: 2023-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and Play! Very easy to use!
Date published: 2023-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fine I really like the design of this dock, it looks great and is small so fits perfectly on my desk. I use only 1 monitor and it works fine. The usb port had trouble sometimes connecting but works most of the time. Overall it does its job.
Date published: 2021-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB Ports DOA I bought this a few weeks ago and only just set this up. The DisplayPort slots work just fine, I can extend my desktop across two additional monitors. However, neither of the USB ports on the back are operable. Which means I cannot use an external mouse and keyboard without directly plugging into the laptop. This defeats the purpose of having a single-plug dock, however. I could not test the features and performance; I don't have the patience to deal with this when I know it's broken out of the box. Bear in mind that anyone using ad blockers are banned from submitting reviews. You're only seeing reviews from people who are truly dedicated to working around such ridiculous requirements. I will attempt to get a replacement if/when this is in stock again. Maybe mine was just a bad egg. But this review accurately reflects the product I was given as of today.
Date published: 2021-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great This docking station works great with my Microsoft Surface book. It connects easily and easy to use. Everything works fine it is connected to a USB headset, a unifying adapter for wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, and 4k monitor. So far i don't have any problems and i am very happy with this dock. It is very convenient for me to connect all devices i need to do my work.
Date published: 2021-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty solid dock only complaint is that the front usb-C is not long enough
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Short chord Our office upgraded our desktops to HP laptops and these docs. Everything works great—however the chord to plug in my laptop is too short for my desk set up and they do not offer any extension options. Very frustrating and annoyed. The majority of my office feels the same.
Date published: 2023-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This is the perfect accessory or addition to your workspace! It lets you hook everything up into one, with less hassle and fuss. This is definite a very handy product and the features and performance of this are great. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up much space at all!
Date published: 2021-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insufficient Inputs There aren't enough inputs to run everything you need to run. It has 3 USB cables and no HDMI. I run 5 USB devices and an HDMI device. This thing doesn't handle everything I need to run.
Date published: 2021-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dock! Literally plug in and go. I didn’t need to do anything else. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Product I original got this thinking “this would be a good thing for my iPad Pro” but now I’m think about getting a HP laptop to go with this. This thing is great I love all the ports, works with iOS, the only reason I want a HP laptop to go with it is for the button on the top. It’s like a power button so it would basically turn any laptop into a desktop. Great build, great quality.
Date published: 2021-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend Works great! Was able to connect both of my monitors and webcam so that I can work and have my laptop out of the way.
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great thunderbolt Easy to install and works great
Date published: 2023-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to purchase, impossible to resolve issues I’m ready to give Zero stars on this purchase. I’ve started a return request, and tried to get a status update and ran into roadblocks galore. I still do not have a fully working dock (annoying whistle and now a non-working USB port) or any idea when I will receive my rma order.
Date published: 2022-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Okay Product Works well despite some ergonomic issues and lack of USB ports. Not a bad purchase for the price.
Date published: 2023-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Actual manufactured Garbage Someone actually needs to be fires for puttinga big button where you would hold the dock to stabilize it when you plug or unplug any of the I/0
Date published: 2023-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style over function and reliability This has to be the worse HP product I have seen since their mini-computers of the late 1990's. It's cute; it's stylish, but it doesn't last long. Save your money until they...well let the engineers fix this device.
Date published: 2021-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I got this dock to replace my USB-C g5. The reason I had to replaced that one was because it would not keep my ethernet connection up and working. The connection would drop out every couple minutes. This only happened when I was using 2 monitors that were 1440p. With 1080p monitors, everything worked great. The only problem I have seen with this new G2 is that 2 times I had to power cycle it to get the attached screens up after the system had been in sleep mode. I may be able to find a setting to help with that. Overall, I would recommend this docking solution.
Date published: 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dock! Love the small footprint and the ability to plug in any laptop instead of a docking station that's made for specific laptop model. Well worth the cost.
Date published: 2021-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not buy Bought for work, monitors work with the dock... until i plug a USB into the back, then they stop working. Another one of the USB ports does not sync with computer, cant use a mouse or keyboard in that slot, can charge a phone though. Coworkers also bought these and are having the same issues. The entire office has them and several all defective.
Date published: 2023-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It doesn't work! It doesn't work! I want to return it!
Date published: 2023-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I'm so happy with this HP thunderbolt dock I never heard of this amazing thing until I got it I have the ability to connect more USB hear music and the great thing is that was compatible with my Hp computer I totally recommend it
Date published: 2021-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes working efficient I have ben working from home for over a year now. I really like this dock as it helps me reduce the clutter on my desk. In addition, it is great for charging my USC cords. I find it to be very reliable and easy to set up and use. I do wish the cord was a bit longer as it is really too short, but it can be replaced with a longer cord. I would recommend this device to declutter your workstation and provide multiple functional and charging outlets.
Date published: 2021-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the trick Works like a charm. Charges the laptop. Allows me to turn on the laptop without opening. On the expensive side, but does the trick.
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Dock for my multiple monitors! I am super happy with the dock. The more compact style is definitely a more bold, but necessary look for reducing footprint on a desktop compared to other docks and docking stations. The ability to plug into FOUR different monitors from your laptop is amazing (although, you may need a few adapters in the case your monitors don't have VGA, USB-C, and/or display ports). Setup is clean and simple - no frills, and nothing special that you need to do; just plug and play. I do wish there may have been a few more USB-A (3 on the device) ports as not all technology has moved up to USB-C/thunderbolt quite yet; however, there is still a good balance between USB-C and USB-A. Another little annoyance is the sleep/wake button being on the top of the device; it isn't just a button, it is (basically) the whole top. That means that you can't really set anything on top of the dock - not that you'd want to, but being careful around the dock is a must. It's very easy to actuate the button. Overall, I am super satisfied with my new dock. It is a MUST HAVE if you want to connect your USB-C powered laptop up to several monitors. Connections and ports are all perfect, and the ease of use is top-notch.
Date published: 2021-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More convenience I have a Spectre with three USB ports. I use three ports for wireless thumb-ball, external SSD, and jumpdrive. Now, with the Thunderbolt 120W G2, when I want to do copies and backup, it's much simpler. Maybe someday I'll plug in a monitor.
Date published: 2023-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not expect full resolution on large displays I have 2 screens - both identical 3840x1080 curved screens. I have 2 laptops - 1 has a thunderbolt port, so this is why I ordered the dock with the thunderbolt port....the other does not have thunderbolt. Both screens work perfectly when using the laptop with the thunderbolt port. I do NOT get full resolution on the 2nd screen when using the laptop with the USB-C port. THIS LIMITATION SHOULD BE STATED IN THE ADVERTISING!
Date published: 2023-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Size, Fully Functional This docked/synched right up to my HP laptop (6 years old) with no issues and has been operating without and problems. I really like the size of this unit as it doesn't take up too much of the limited desk space I have as is, and it is visibly appealing compared to the old brick style dock I had. It has all the ports I would need and they are spaced for easy access, and the power cord, though in an odd location, is long enough to allow for placement away from everything else for less crowding. The integrated sound system and conference call features have been exceptional. I would have liked something a little lighter, but its style; and compatibility and great features makes up for that.
Date published: 2021-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. With our grandkids being home schooled this is working great for their hp computers. It gives us the option to hook up several extra items. We have a regular monitor hooked up to it. No more wandering all over with their laptop. Definitely keeps them grounded.
Date published: 2021-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Easy to install
Date published: 2023-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Title: Nice Design but Requires the Right Hardware It turned out that the laptop I used with this dock was data-only on the USB-C port and so would only take power and data from the dock. The DisplayPort alt-mode was not available on this same laptop. I had no idea that the USB-C hookup might have those limitations, so make sure you do your research before making this purchase. Unless you are someone who's well-informed about your laptop's hardware spec, you're likely to find this out the hard way (after the purchase). The design is pretty nice visually and doesn't take up a lot of room--plugging in cables is less hassle than on a lot of other docks. However there is something of a design "peculiarity". The entire top surface of the dock is the off/on switch and can be really sensitive--don't set anything on top of it! Overall I think this is some pretty good hardware, however in order to really get the best out of this unit, you need to have the correct cables and a laptop that has both the correct hardware and can accept the necessary drivers. Without those, I couldn't even get the headphone jack to work with the hardware. That said, for what I was able to use the dock for (laptop charging and a USB hub), it performed very well. However at the price point for the unit, if that's all you can use it for, you should purchase something cheaper.
Date published: 2021-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power switch doesn't work The HP Thunderbolt power switch will not turn the power on. Please send a replacement asap.
Date published: 2020-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not universal This device doesn't work with any "legacy" (more than a year or two old) laptops. Also, if you try to leave an honest negative review, HP won't post it.
Date published: 2022-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When it works it works great, when it doesn't then hours of troubleshooting The docking station is attached to an Elitebook. Out of the box, none of the attached peripherals worked. After hours of troubleshooting had to discharge the battery and it worked for two months and now back to troubleshooting about why it stopped working.
Date published: 2022-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it I've been using this with my MSI gs63 and it works great I've only had one issue of it not recognizing when the laptop was plugged in but a quick restarted that out this is really nice for if you have a laptop and you wanted to double as your desktop you can keep your monitor external hard drives keyboard and mouse all hooked up walk in plug in one cable and you're good to go
Date published: 2021-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer Can we say super cool technology to just seamlessly connect everything you need. This box is a serious game changer in life. So easy to understand, and hookup no issues whatsoever but it connects all you need dont have to worry about certain chargers or anything plus having a terabyte of storage. There us nothing negative about this dock it will not disappoint
Date published: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2 This works great with my HP laptop. It is convenient and compact. Perfect if you have many devices to plug in. I had no problem getting it set up right away to use. I was able to plug my tablet, wireless mouse, and keyboard into it.
Date published: 2021-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Everything it's Supposed to do This is an excellent docking station. Very glad I purchased it.
Date published: 2021-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well! It's a great addition to my home office and makes my life easy. I use it to connect my hp laptop with a monitor and also use it for speakers. It is easy to use and compatible with my hp home office I have!
Date published: 2021-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! I'm working from home and was having the hardest time connecting my two monitors to my laptop. I only had a USB and USB c connection. This is absolutely perfect. I'm able to run both monitors, headphones, and a wired internet connection. I'm not technical when it comes to computers, but I know that this is a great docking station.
Date published: 2021-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and clean look. Love this dock. It’s clean discreet and fits nicely on my desk. Perfect.
Date published: 2021-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bottom product I bought this a mount ago. I recognize the other one star reviews. The power button is a big fail in design. I press it half the time by mistake when I try to connect or disconnect a cable. Dual displays have worked OK for me. But with USB you never no. On many occasions my keyboard or mouse don't work. How can it be?!
Date published: 2020-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kind of works The dock has a poor connection with the laptop. We need to wiggle it every time we turn on the laptop. It also comes loose and looses connection while using the laptop and you pump it slightly. Otherwise this is great product, just annoyed that it won't stay connected.
Date published: 2021-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fully functional with HP laptops only This might be a great dock but it isn't very compatible with my Dell G5 laptop. It was supposed to be compatible with non-HP laptops but after I read the directions it says the sleep button is only for HP. My issue was it would put my laptop to sleep and then wouldn't wake it up. Also if I play 4k video the screen would glitch and make it but watchable.
Date published: 2021-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hp docking station The docking station way more smaller than the picture that was a dissappointmet nut it working oksy
Date published: 2021-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Space Saver This dock from HP has really consolidated clutter on my desk. It allows me to charge, connect, and store items all from one place, and the size makes it even better. This is definitely an item I never knew I needed until I had it and now my workspace won't be complete without it!
Date published: 2021-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Works Great! Working from home not only meant creating sufficient space but also an adventure in wiring. Running 2 monitors along with a variety of peripherals, many needing adapters, off a single laptop had my workspace looking far less than professional. The HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 allowed me to corral all the cords into a single unit & eliminate the adapters bringing serenity to my desktop. Set up was very easy - the ports on the dock are very intuitive and in less than 20 minutes the chaos of my desk was no more. I couldn't be happier with the dock & will be adding one to my husband's desk as well. Five stars!
Date published: 2021-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice dock with a loud fan Nice sleek dock and works with the MacBook. The main complaint is that there is a fan built into the dock and it’s loud because the MacBook barely makes any sound when on all you hear is the dock fan.
Date published: 2023-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I absolutely love the HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2. It has made my life so much easier. It's so much faster, it has more memory and way easier than what I thought it was going to be. I think everyone should own one.
Date published: 2021-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2 Bought 9 of these for me and my employees. They work great. I have 1 in home office and 1 in work office. Bought 1st one for the home office and tried it out before I ordered the rest for my employees.
Date published: 2023-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed My HP laptop is not compatible with the HP Thunderbolt G2 dockstation. Very disappointed!
Date published: 2023-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Dock - Not the best for ZBook This product has all the ports that I needed to work with the ZBook that I purchased. It is great in that regard. The downside is that it does not have the optimal power to work with a ZBook; I found this out after receiving it and starting up the laptop for the first time. I received a message during the configuration process that stated the laptop would work better with the higher wattage power supply. I did not see anything on the HP page for the ZBook that provided a recommendation of which dock/power supply worked best with the product. :(
Date published: 2020-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not compatible with Macbook M1 chip Not compatible with Apple Macbook Pro with M1 chip.
Date published: 2021-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dock with plenty of ports! This is a great dock that’s small and powerful. I can’t say I’ve used all the features (like the top button) since I use it for my Mac setup. However, it does work with a 2021 MacBook Pro M1 processor. I can hook up the a usb c from the dock to the MacBook and it stays charged. Then it has plenty of ports for usb slots for an external keyboard or plugging in devices. Doing this allows your devices to be used with Xcode as well. One thing I did notice is that if you plug in a second MacBook it has trouble charging both at the same time. However, I can’t in good faith deduct a start for that since that’s not what this dock is designed for.
Date published: 2021-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lets clear a few things up! I want to clear a few things up about this dock. I'm not saying I'm the best IT guru in the world, however I am a CEH & CISSP with 24yrs under my belt, so I'm no user. A user to me, is someone who asks someone like me, to step in and solve their problem. Google CEH and CISSP, it'll make more sense. I recently upgraded my gear, adding a 49" ultrawide monitor that acts as one monitor (for gaming), or a 2-in-one by enabling PBP. I run multiple laptops, so PBP was something that saved me from going down a KVM route. Business side: I run an x360 1040 G7, with 2x 27" monitors, which has been great, but lately I started needing more real-estate. I decided on 1x 49" vs. 2x more 27" inch. Mostly due to laptops only supporting 3x monitors on average, and this 49" being big enough to act as 2x, or PBP if i need to run a second laptop (sometimes i run multiple laptops to speed up cracking a target). Fun side: I run an Asus gaming laptop with a 2070 super, so again, the 49" in gaming modes works well during decompression time. The Asus doesn't use the HP dock, just explaining my setup. Here's where i needed a dock, for days when i have to go onsite, i can just pull one cable from my 1040 and off i go. Hunting down an HP dock brought me to here 2x days ago, and now i'm using this dock with my 1040. Users: All the 1x Star reviews here are from users. Users don't read, research, or look (they often act as an expert when jaded), and that's very evident here: 1. No HDMI port = It's not the docks fault you didn't find out what you needed before buying. 2. The whole top is a button = Actually, it's not. Half the top pivots, acting as a button. 3. Because the whole top is a button i turn my PC off with simple USB changes! = Why are you grabbing it from the top like it's the last muffin? Just grab it like a soda can and you're fine. 4. My monitor came with an HDMI cable so why doesn't this have HDMI = I assume this was a suggestion based on browsing history or the dock was related to what they were looking at. Again, know what you're buying so you get what you need. Clicking on "would you also like / related items" is exactly how you got where you are. 99% of the time it's not the right thing in the suggestion area. Read.... 5. The price is high = Shop around, mine was an open box for $150 that had never been used, just a damaged outer box. That's most of the common things i've seen over the last 2x weeks of research. Hopefully this helps trim down the triggered users that needed something to blame besides themselves. It works fantastic, pushing 2x 27" & 1x 49" monitors. I'd buy again, even at full price, if i had too.
Date published: 2021-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Very modern, sleek, and functional HP docking station. Audio sounds great for the compact size, the mic does a pretty good job for what it is, call control and volume buttons on top is nice. It's working perfectly for my Youtube studio.
Date published: 2021-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generally displeased. I use external monitors as well as a few USB devices. For what it’s worth I’m an IT Manager and I usually configure my laptop bios to power on when I attach power which has served me well with other docks I’ve used until I tried this one. Leave the lid closed, plug it in and I’m good to go. While this dock DOES in fact power up the laptop and external monitors it does NOT however activate or otherwise power on the USB devices attached to it like mouse/keyboard and the USB attached third monitor adaptor. To deal with this I have to open the lid to log in then detach then re-attach the dock cable completely defeating the purpose of setting the laptop down, plug in the power and away we go. I did try a second one to be sure it wasn’t just a lemon, but with the same result. I suspect the way I’m using it is a bit unique however I’ve not experienced this issue with any of the other thunderbolt/USB-c docks I’ve tried. I will likely switch back to the Targus I was using. For the record the laptops I’ve been testing this with are 7th and 8th Gen Elitebook 840’s and 850’s.
Date published: 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! My home office desk was a mess -- dual monitors plus a laptop, and so many cables everywhere. This thunderbolt dock g2 has been the perfect space saving, organized solution. Compatible with all of my equipment, easy to setup, easy to use. Couldn't be happier, highly recommend!
Date published: 2021-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice high speed doc The Thunderbolt doc works well with my HP laptop, and makes my work space more ergonomic. The only drawback is the USB ports seem to give some interference with my HP video camera. In order for the web cam not to flicker, I need to plug it into the laptop directly. Not a game changer, but it would be better if it worked like the rest of the accessories that plug into the doc.
Date published: 2021-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worst design of a docking station I've ever seen Why in all in the name that is good and right in the world would HP design a dock where the entire top surface is one giant button?? Any amount of pressure on the thing causes it to put your computer to sleep.
Date published: 2023-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crowed Ports It's nice that it is small but it's a docking station - it's not meant to be moved around. The ports are all crammed onto one side making it very crowded and requiring to unplug some to get to others. Also, it claimed it supported four monitors. It has two display ports, a VGA, and a USB type C Display port. I cannot get all four ports to work at once - only three at a time. The entire top of the box is a power button that is very easily tapped and shuts the computer down. The cable to the computer is very short. However, once it's all set up and as long as you don't touch it everything works fine.
Date published: 2021-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have 100's of these at our Business I work in IT Support and every day we get 5+ calls in relation to these stupid things not working, Laptops range from HP Elitebook G5 - G8.
Date published: 2022-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems While Streaming with Dual Monitors When connected to 2 monitors through the dock, both screens go black for a couple of seconds when You Tube or Paramount + are loading the next episode. I returned it because when I connect the same laptop to another dock (other manufacturer), there is no such issue. Hoping maybe HP will fix this and I might try again in the future.
Date published: 2022-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP Dock G2 / HP Spectre-15 Despite HP Tech support saying this would not work with my HP Spectre -15, it works flawless after the firmware is updated during installation. The unit powers/charges the laptop, 2 x external displays, external drive and bluetooth receiver.
Date published: 2019-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I have an HP Elite X2 G2. Just plug it in without connecting anything first to let the drivers load otherwise it may shutdown your computer. I use almost all ports - VGA and one Display Port to HDMI adapter, Ethernet and all USB A ports. BONUS. The top is actually a button and you can power on the laptop directly from it. This is not mentioned in any of the reviews I watched.
Date published: 2019-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home work station I purchased this as I need the thunderbolt connection from laptop to docking station to operate a monitor, wired headset, wired keyboard, and wired mouse and minimize clutter. Thus far, I've had seamless operation. I plan to attached an ancient VGA monitor at some point, but have not tried.
Date published: 2020-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small and powerful Dock couldn't update firmware for more than 6 times. although I restarted the laptop and the Dock!
Date published: 2021-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tech! But how come there's no HDMI? Great piece of hardware with almost every port needed! However, I wish there was an HDMI port so I wouldn't have to use a Display Port dongle to get an image up on most monitors... Seems like an oversight on equipment when everything else is flawless!
Date published: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sold on HP Although I amstill unsure of it's total use, having the extra slots for the various attachments and sticks required is a blessing.
Date published: 2020-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge time saver Perfect for home office setups where one person (me) has to have a different place to study after everyone is sleeping - I just go downstairs and plug in the laptop; dual screens, keyboard, mouse and ethernet all working.
Date published: 2021-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn’t work; returned. It did not work and I had to return it. I had two monitors hooked up and they would turn off for a few seconds every 10 minutes or so. Doesn’t sound bad but it ruins your work flow. The price was too high too, probably twice as much as it should be.
Date published: 2020-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Design. Footprint decreased. Win!! I replaced a bulky lenovo Docking station that has to be attach from the side I had to get the laptop in a set postion to dock. The cord connection feature of the G2 feels so much better and there is no loss of power. The footprint on my desk is reduce, I am always for 0 clutter.
Date published: 2020-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great- just as designed! Worked with HP sales to make sure I bought the right one. I’ve read a few reviews complaining about noise and this works silently in the background. Nothing but positive things to say here !!!!
Date published: 2018-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way too much money for what this does Not even considering it get under 50 bucks even there's so many other offerings
Date published: 2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead in a week Worked well enough when it worked, but stopped after 5 days. Attempting a return.
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does many things, but have run into two issues I love it. I can find no user documentation to work my way through two issues. The first is, so far I can't find a way to extend the desktop to the additional two monitors I have connected from my Z Book. That means I have three displays all showing the same thing. I've looked in all the usual places to make this change, so far to no avail. The second issue is, VPN doesn't work through it. I have to connect the internet to my laptop directly, IF I WANT TO USE VPN. Otherwise, the mechanicals and various ports are excellent. Just need to work through these two issues.
Date published: 2018-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't charge Zbook Have updated bios, installed thunderbolt software, but no luck
Date published: 2018-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The G2 Dock has all of the features that I needed I recently purchased the G2 Dock & am elated at the performance
Date published: 2020-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even works with a Macbook Air I bought this 5/31 to tie my HP Envy 17" into 3 monitors, unfortunately the Envy doesn't seem to support 3 at hi-res. But works well for 2 monitors & open laptop. Wish it had a couple more USB ports, so I could have my printer & phone charger plugged in as well. Was really surprised to find it worked with my new work Macbook Air (2018) supporting 2 additional monitors with the laptop open as 3rd screen. Bonus!! You need to use Displayport to USB-c and DisplayPort to DP cables. I was messing with it for a bit, but I don't think the Mac will support 2 displayport-displayport, but the DP/USB-c worked. Good luck!
Date published: 2019-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Super high end piece of gear. Latest technology. So much better than traditional docking station.
Date published: 2019-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product After having video issues with a ThinkPad dock connected to my ThinkPad laptop I got one of these to try. It connected quickly to my laptop and I have not had any issues with it at all. Any time I disconnect my Lenovo from it and reconnect it is always quick to respond. The foot print is small and I especially like that the USB-C cable is directly connected to the dock instead of having to get an additional cord like you need to with the ThinkPad docks.
Date published: 2019-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for HP, Dell, Lenovo and Macbooks If you need to connect more then 1 monitor this is the right docking station for you. The major difference between this one and the G5 is the TB3, meaning it will support much higher bandwidth. I needed to connect two 4K monitors and this was the only docking station that managed that. Could probably buy Belkin or some other docking station but this one was cheaper and fits my need better with dual Displayports etc.
Date published: 2020-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dock has many issues Until I updated the drivers, ethernet would not work on this dock. It also had terrible display quality. I am using this dock with a HP Zbook 15 G6 connected to 2 HP 23-inch monitors. After updating the drivers, I still experience intermittent disconnection to the internet. This is really frustrating and occurs at least once an hour. Internet disconnects for 5-10 seconds and before reconnecting. I work on engineering design and this cause disruptions while working on my design drawings.
Date published: 2020-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't support HDMI Cables that come w/HP Monitor The chat sales agent recommended this docking station to use with my two HP 23er monitors so that I can setup dual external monitors on my HP Spectre laptop. The 23ers come with HDMI cords. This docking station does not have portals for HDMI cords. It does have ONE VGA portal. This was a complete waste of money and now I have to either purchase a VGA cord for one monitor and use the computers HDMI port in order to use this $250 docking station with one of my monitors or return the docking station and pay a restocking fee.
Date published: 2020-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glitchy Device This thing is about to get dragged out back and shot. It constantly loses connection with my monitors and the ethernet signal. Great idea to make the top of this thing a kill switch btw! Stupid.
Date published: 2020-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good dock, powers laptop. Works well and charges my Spectre laptop so this is the only thing I have to plug in. I did have to edit the settings in the Thunderbolt Software to make the USB ports work correctly, and I wish the installed Thunderbolt cord were longer. I replaced it with one that was 6 feet long so I could keep my laptop out of the way, but still connect to the dock.
Date published: 2018-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Features Bought this dock a few weeks ago. It is able to power my 13" laptop and add peripherals with no mess. However, unlike the dock for my business laptop, users cannot press the power button on the top of this dock to turn on the 13" laptop.
Date published: 2018-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null I bought this several months ago and was never able to make it work with my HP laptop. I even spent 3 or 4 hours on the phone with HP tech support who could not make it work. The whole process took several months before I just gave up. It now sits on a shelf waiting for the next electronics recycling event in my neighborhood.
Date published: 2019-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works It's been hard finding a dock to work with a Spectre x360. The good news is that this dock works. I have it driving a 4k monitor and an HD monitor via display port->HDMI. All is well, as is USB. The laptop charges well ... the computer doesn't complain. Note I had been driving this monitor off of USB-C->Display port and it would only run at 30Hz. With the dock it's operating at 60Hz. Pros: 1 docking solution Cons: It can be a bit finicky about WHAT port to plug a monitor into. Also be aware that you may have to change monitor MST settings for DisplayPort to get it to work correctly. My Dell monitor was also finnicky about WHICH port it wanted to be plugged into as the other one is apparently just for daisy chaining (which I haven't attempted yet). Note also, you will have to install Intel Thunderbolt utilities to get anything to work. I had actually done this previously when testing with a Dell TB3 dock (which only worked "ok"). Note I haven't tried wired networking or audio yet
Date published: 2018-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not work with the Spectre x360 This replaced a second G5 Dock. Both the G2 and G5 were confirmed to work with my Spectre when purchased. After receiving the second G5, I was told it was not compatible so support/sales recommended the G2. That also did not work and after contacting support again, I was told the G2 was not compatible. Now I am waiting for the USB-C Dock (Y0K80AA#ABA) to arrive to see if that one works.
Date published: 2020-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Defective product, no easy return I bought this a couple weeks ago to help with my home-office setup, so I could use a KVM between my work laptop and my personal HP laptop. Unfortunately, the video only worked for a few seconds before cutting out, and swapping cables to my monitor didn't help. My work laptop functioned as expected with the same cable. Return is a hassle, as despite being under $250, this item is ineligible for online returns for some undisclosed reason.
Date published: 2020-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garbage design, garbage build I have used various types of HP dock, and the Thunderbolt Dock is by far the worst by 3 thousand miles. The connector cable is a cable from hell. The power and Thunderbolt cable that comes out of the device is extremely loose- loses connection if you move the laptop or the dock even by a centimeter. The entirety of the top of the device is a large sensitive button to turn on and off. So, if you have to connect a USB wire to the dock, you have to handle it like a bomb that would defuse with the slightest touch. The dock only has 3 USB connectors which don't guarantee the device connected will be detected by the laptop. The dock has 2 DVI ports, 1 VGA port, and 0 HDMI port. This might be a technical limitation... I am not sure. The older HP docks were amazing. You push your laptop against it, it connects and locks, and all devices are connected. Would I recommend this product to a friend? I wouldn't even recommend it to an enemy.
Date published: 2020-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2 Awesome functionality. The users are extremely happy with this dock as compared to others that they have used.
Date published: 2019-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shoddy cable connection I have two G2 docks, one for home and one at the office. Both have very poor connection to my EliteBook 840 laptop. You jostle the cable, knock the laptop or otherwise disturb anything, the dock loses its connection. These units are standard issue for my company and I hear it all the time from friends.
Date published: 2019-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for both Windows and Mac laptops - one catch I bought one of these for work to go with my HP laptop there, and it works great. I use it with two 4K monitors, and everything just works. The power button lid is a nice addition so I can easily turn the laptop on when closed, the MAC-cloning is a great feature for ease-of-transition for corporate networks. Having three USB-A ports plus three USB-C ports (one of them the daisy-chain Thunderbolt 3 port) is wonderful - too many Thunderbolt 3 docks don't have more USB-C ports. I got a new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac for home, and decided to try out the dock on it - and with one minor issue (detailed below, which is actually a macOS issue,) it's great. For home, I got the model with the audio module. At work, I use a headset for meetings, but at home in my home office, I prefer a speakerphone, and using my laptop lid-closed makes that nigh-impossible. The audio module has crystal clear audio, both speaker and microphone. The only downside (as others have mentioned) is that Macs don't support two monitors connected both by DisplayPort connections to a single Thunderbolt connection. It doesn't matter which two ports you use (the two full size DisplayPort, or one full size DisplayPort plus the USB-C/DisplayPort) the screens will just mirror each other. You have to use the "outbound" Thunderbolt 3 port for the second display, even when using a USB-C-to-DisplayPort cable - which means you can't use that port for further Thunderbolt accessories. But that is apparently a macOS limitation that impacts all TB3 docks. Other than that, the only other thing I'd like to have is an optical audio out port (even if it were a combo minijack optical out/headphone like older Macs had.)
Date published: 2019-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I love the array of features. I'm still getting up to speed on everything that is available. My old HP laptop is 15 years old. While it still works fine, I haven't had it hooked up to the Internet in 5 years because of the slow speed. Now once I become totally familiar with all the new aspects of the HP laptop I'm certain I will love it. I'm a retired marketing individual, but extremely active in volunteer work - this new laptop will enable me to work faster and more efficiently.
Date published: 2019-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is nice and small. I bought this item for my Zbooko studio, and it works great. It saves you on time to connect your monitor and mouse and keyboard as well as the internet. One problem I see is that sometimes my computer complains that the power supply is not strong enough for the power intensive applications I run, I looked at the computer power original power supply and is 190 Watts, the dock is 150 W. explaining why it complains sometimes, but so far is running well. It will be nice that it came with HDMI ports instead of the DisplayPort, had to buy and special HDMI to DisplayPort cable in order to work. How HP did that I don't understand.
Date published: 2019-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ZERO stars should be an option This product is hugely problematic! First, VGA output is not true VGA, any device seeing it that needs VGA sees it as Monitor Port, and many devices won't accept it. The Monitor Port outputs to outboard screens come on and off at random. If laptop goes to sleep, 50% of time the outboard monitors won't come back up and you need to reboot. With this dock powering my laptop, I had boot failures at least 60% of time. I called twice to get help with unit - NO ONE that I spoke to knew anything about how to debug it, other than to update the bios and drivers, which I did. I mailed the HP sales rep who sold me system to ask for his help in getting to someone who could assist, no response. I ended up opening a case for the laptop Zbook G6 thinking it was a problem with laptop. After many permutations with/without dock, with/without perriferals, using generic USB hub expanders I realized that the ONLY way the laptop behaved as it should was WITHOUT THIS DOCK! I now use a USB2 and an USBC hub expander and take the video to my outboard monitors (via Matrox DualHead box) from the laptop Display Port output. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT, use a couple of cheap USB hub expanders for your peripherals and save yourself money and a ton of headaches! OH and here is another bit of nonsense, since I purchased the dock as part of a package, it is only warranted for 30 days, if I had purchased separately it would have been one year - if that is how HP has decided to value it's dedicated clients, I don't need them. I have been using high end HP laptops for 15 years, the ZBook I have now is killer, but this whole experience put a bad taste in my mouth and I just ended up purchasing two other business notebooks from another company. Buyer be ware!
Date published: 2020-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT - BUT NO HDMI PORTS! Love the sound quality, mic, and small size of this little docing station. But no HDMI ports? SERIOUSLY? I have to buy an adapter now.
Date published: 2020-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not good Where the HDMI Port??????????????? Why would you include a HDMI cable if there is no HDMI Port.
Date published: 2020-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null My computer has usb 3. Got a usb3 to usb C adaptor and tried connecting, Didn’t work. Please help me.
Date published: 2020-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of equipment I bought this at home since I also have this in my office. Its very easy to use since all my accessories were already been hooked up to the docking station so the only thing I do is hook my computer, and no need to plug my computer's outlet plug. Its very convenient shifting from my work computer to my my home computer.
Date published: 2020-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After replacement of first device. Small foot prin Wish there was video display port After replacement of power issues all good
Date published: 2020-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Features! I’ve been using this for about two weeks, and I absolutely love it. I’m running two extra hp monitors, keyboard, mouse, and powering my laptop through my HP Thunderbolt dick G2.
Date published: 2020-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very bad, Issues with VGA and USB C/DP Issues connecting 3 displays. The VGA performs vey poorly, cutting out and flickering.
Date published: 2020-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overpriced Junk Summary avoid HP products--poor quality and reliability. I am Using this docking station with HP Elitebooks x360 1030 G4. After about 2 month, got problems with two monitors connection. Next, nothing that was connected to the docking station was recognized by the laptop. Did trouble shooting and drivers updates nothing helped. Borrowed another docking station from coworker and it seems to be working. Looking to switch to a different brand docking station. Also, magnets on the cable end interfere with the laptop--moving the cable end on the right side, right above the HDMI monitor port on the laptop shuts laptop down, tested with my coworker's laptop too and got the same responses--computer shutdown. Conclusion--overpriced, poor quality, junk. PS: Give a "medal" to a power button designer, very "smart" to make it massive, so every time you touch/move accidentally docking station your computer shuts down.
Date published: 2020-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! My new laptop doesn't have many ports, but it does have a USB-C Thunderbolt port, and this docking station was just what the doctor ordered. Well done, HP! Non-advertised feature? I didn't know there was a power button on the docking station. Either it wasn't in the description or it didn't jump out of the description and grab my attention. I'm glad it's there, though.
Date published: 2019-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dual Monitor Issues I have had ongoing trouble getting dual monitors to work consistently with DisplayPort to HDMI adapters. My monitors only have HDMI inputs. Sometimes both come up and other times only one of the two.
Date published: 2018-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks cute, but the design is terrible. Those pictures do not reflect how it will look on your desk. It has stiff cables coming out the front and back that prevent it from lying flat. Instead of controlling the cable mess that comes with PCs, it might actually make it worse by having them coming out of both sides. Plus, the entire top is a sleep button that I accidentally press every time I try to plug something in. I wanted to love it, because its so compact and attractive, but its execution reveals a frustrating lack of user experience design that contradicts the attractive photos on this site.
Date published: 2019-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build-in cable Got two of these. Computer-size cord is build-in. Abomination. Long and coiled for one location, too short for another. Non-user replaceable (cable).
Date published: 2018-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useless!!! The Thunderbolt dock does not work at all. I have a new HP laptop. The dock does not work. No monitor support at all. The display port dose not work at all. Buy this only if you need a paper weight.
Date published: 2019-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many bugs, hard to keep track Let's see: -USB ports don't work, so no mouse or keyboard for you -Monitor periodically shuts off -cat5 network cable doesn't work, so no internet for you Basically, the only thing working as far as I can tell is the charging, but obviously I don't need a docking station for that.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better options available Wanted to use this with our HP EliteBook 850's and recent MacBooks. MacBook was only able to mirror displays, using displayport, HDMI, or USB-C-HDMI adapters. No audio output was another significant limitation. HP USB-C Dock 4 (CDW # 4948587) was a much better option for us as it addressed both of these issues, included HDMI port, and was less expensive.
Date published: 2019-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built reliable tech We have used a lot of Thunderbolt technology in our shop. One major drawback has been that third party adapters plugged into the dock are not recognized by the host operating system. With the HP SB Thunderbolt dock this problem has been resolved and now 3rd party external video adapters can be plugged in to solve an array of video output issues. Thanks HP keep up the great work.
Date published: 2018-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Thunderbolt Junk I normally don't submit reviews and know nothing is perfect, but these are horrible. Have a few we purchased with the HP ZBook 15 & 17's and nothing but issues with video when docking & undocking. Firmware & Software updates, BIOS changes and so much more just to have a half way stable system. Go back to normal drop on & lock docking stations as this is junk.
Date published: 2019-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Summary. Its an excellent device for what it does. Plenty of ports. Works with all brands Hp and non-HP. And has been pretty solid for 6+ months. Detail: I bought the device to power a 13" 2-1 laptop from another manufacturer, that lacked basic ports. The dock was extremely easy to connect to power, and to laptop, and had plenty of ports for everything I needed. The laptop picked up all connected devices immediately, and I required 0 help in installing drivers or additional software. Pros: Ports, connectivity, power, looks Cons: I'm keen to take it with me on travels, and its unfortunately a little on the heavy side.
Date published: 2020-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service I’m not much of a computer expert. I needed a new laptop for my business. Since I didn’t know what specs I really need, I called in a sales person. I told him exactly what I need/use to run my business and he custom built a new laptop for me. I have to say, I was extremely impressed with the laptop that I received. It is beautiful! I’ve never had a custom built laptop, usually I get them from Best Buy. This was my first experience with the HP sales personnel and I will never go back to another retailer again. Extremely professional. Knew his stuff. Didn’t try to oversell me. Even found docking stations I needed and gave me a great deal on them. Thank you HP!
Date published: 2020-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreliable I bought this 5 months ago and it has been trouble from the start. re-loaded drivers several times but not fixed. Now it is plugged in but won't stay on. HP Support Portal is broken. waiting on hold after my 3rd call and disconnect. Worst support EVER! I used to respect HP but I regret spending my money on this.
Date published: 2020-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No HMDI ports Too bad it did not have any HMDI ports. It has two display ports, but no HMDI ports.
Date published: 2021-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool for decades of devices! The hp thunderbolt has been a God send for me. As a photographer I’m always purchasing used items. The thunderbolt enables me to use all sorts of devices together without the hassle of several different plugs and cables everywhere. I can plug most devices into the thunderbolt and use it on my laptop. I wish I had this sooner as I may have saved some devices I got rid of. Also, I love that I am able to have everything that I use connected to my thunderbolt. I can unplug my laptop and go anywhere I need. If I come back to my workspace, all I need to do is plug my laptop back into my thunderbolt and everything is right there still connected to the thunderbolt. So instead of reconnecting everything, I just plug in my laptop and power it up. It’s great! I can plug in my headphones, speakers, microphone, keyboard, external cd drive, external hard drive, usb flash, printers, desktop, laptop, charge my phone and have colleagues plugged in too. WITH spare plug ins. I do often have classes with other photographers too. I can have them over and they can plug their camera or device into the thunderbolt and we can all network together that way. It has been a huge time saver and it will remain a valuable asset to my business. I do recommend this item. I personally find it irreplaceable. I can’t wait to see what else I can incorporate into my workflow!
Date published: 2021-05-14T00:00:00-04:00