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Glowing docks: Razer’s new Thunderbolt 4 Dock and Laptop Stand shine bright

Razer Laptop Stand Chromav2Source: Razer

What you need to know

  • Razer has a new Thunderbolt 4 dock with Razer Chroma support
  • The Razer Laptop Stand Chroma gets a revised v2 upgrade with more ports.
  • Both accessories can now be pre-ordered from

Razer does not sell only laptops and mice these days, but also everything in between. That means docks and stands that not only look cool but can perfectly match (and sync) to your other Razer products the company is hoping you also own.

For 2021, Razer is refreshing two docking solutions for any Windows 10 laptop user (or MacBook, if that’s your style). Here’s what new with Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma and Laptop Stand Chroma v2.

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma ($329)

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Source: Razer

The name explains it all. The Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is a serious single-block solution for connecting your laptop to everything. Perfect for those who have a one-computer setup (living the dream), you can use the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma to connect up to an eGPU, external displays, Ethernet, and add a bevy of expansion ports.

New for 2021 is that necessary support for Thunderbolt 4. If you’re unsure what’s new in Thunderbolt 4, we have a handy guide explaining it all.

Need ports? You get plenty of them here with 10. Those include dedicated Ethernet (RJ-45), three Type-A, an SD card reader in the front (very lovely), 3.5mm combo audio jack (also in the front), and no less than four Type-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports letting you pack on a few extra displays or SSD drives.

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Source: Razer

Category Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma
Ports x10
Thunderbolt 4 USB4 x4 (3x Downstream & 1x Upstream)
Thunderbolt 3 Compatible
USB Type A x3 (USB 3.2 Gen 2, 10Gbps)
Ethernet RJ-45 x1 (up to 1000Mbps)
3.5mm Combo Audio Jack x1
SD Card Reader x1 (UHS-II, SD4.0)
Display Output Dual 4K@60Hz or Single 8K@30Hz
Power Supply 135W
Power Delivery to laptop 90W
Materials Anodized Aluminum
Color Black
Lighting Tech Chroma
Dimensions 190mm x 74.5mm x 27mm/7.48″x2.93″x1.06″
Volume 382cc (Hub Only)
Weight 338g/0.75lbs
Included Cable TBT4/Type C (.8M)
System Requirements Windows 10 PCs w/Thunderbolt 4 Port
Mac Systems w/M1 Processors
Mac Systems w/Thunderbolt3 Port running MacOS 11.1 Big Sur or later
MSRP $329

Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma’s design is typical: it’s a big, hefty black box that won’t slide around your desk. There’s also dedicated 90 watts of power for your laptop, which is more than enough for any Ultrabook while leaving some for charging devices.

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Source: Razer

Of course, being Razer, it must have some RGB, which you get here with an under glow using Razer Chroma. That means you can sync this to your Razer speakers, keyboard, display, mouse, mousepad, and Philips Hues lights to have a chorus of glowing accessories.

Preorders start today with a price of $329. That’s not cheap, but considering what you are getting, it’s in line with Razer and the rest of the premium dock market.

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma

For power users who need more ports – but want to look cool too – Razer’s refreshed Thunderbolt 4 dock brings some heavy-hitting expandability for those who use their laptop all day, every day.

Razer Laptop Stand Chroma v2 ($149.99)

Razer Laptop Stand Chromav2

Source: Razer

If having a big block with ten ports of expansion is too much (or rich) for you, Razer has another innovative accessory: Laptop Stand Chroma v2.

It gets a price bump over version 1 of the Laptop Stand Chroma, but you are getting a few more ports that are also more useful. Before, it was just three Type-A (boring!), but now you get two Type-C (including passthrough charging), two Type-A, and even an HDMI

As the name implies, this gizmo is for people who want a nice, RGB-lit laptop stand to be used while at a desk. You can either with the laptop directly or with an external display and keyboard expanded from that laptop.

Razer Laptop Stand Chromav2

Source: Razer

This mount could probably be used with any laptop, but Razer is positioning it for those who have invested in Razer’s own brands, which makes sense.

Category Razer Laptop Stand Chroma v2
Ports x5
USB Type-A x2 (USB 3.2 Gen1, 5Gbps)
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 Gen1, 5Gbps, DP1.4(VESA Alternate Mode)
1x Power Delivery Input (No Data or Video)
HMDI (2.0) x1
Display Output (Single) 5k (5120×2880) @ 60Hz
4k (3840×2160) @ 60Hz
UWQHD (3440×1440) @100Hz
WQHD (2560×1440) @144Hz
WQHD (2560×1440) @175Hz
FHD (1920×1080) @144Hz
FHD (1920×1080) @360Hz
Display Output (Dual) HDMI (2.0) & USB-C
(DP 1.4) Dual QHD (2560×1440) @60Hz
Dual FHD (1920×1080) @120Hz
Power Delivery to laptop w/100W 80W
Power Delivery to laptop w/65W 46W
Materials Stamped Aluminum
Lighting Tech Chroma
Viewing Angle 18 degrees
Dimensions 212 mm (W) x 496 mm (L) x 74.3 mm (H)
8.4 inches (W) x 19.5 inches (L) x 2.9 inches (H)
Weight 588g / 1.3 lbs
Supported Systems (Razer) Razer Blade Stealth 13
Razer Book 13
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
Razer Blade Pro 17
Price $149.99

This setup is perfect for those with a Razer laptop who want to run up to two dual displays, expand those USB ports, all while powering (and recharging).

Razer Laptop Stand Chromav2

The laptop is angled at 18 degrees letting you use it with much better ergonomics since it is now tilted.Source: Razer

And yeah, it glows too, which is what makes it one of the nicest laptop stands we have seen.

Like the Thunderbolt 4 dock, this goes on preorder today, but for a more affordable $150 at and RazerStore retail locations.

Razer Laptop Stand Chroma v2

If you plan to use your laptop at your desk but want an ergo stand (that also glows, c’mon) with some more ports, Razer’s refreshed Laptop Stand Chroma v2 is your answer.

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This post was written by Daniel Rubino and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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