Best docking stations for the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro series

These nine docking stations will add more ports to your Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro device, helping make connections to USB drives, printers, easier.

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As the name of the product suggests, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro series has a lot of great “pro” and premium features. Along with fantastic AMOLED displays and the latest CPUs from Intel, it continues the tradition of other Samsung Galaxy laptops and already offers a good selection of ports when compared to many other premium laptops.

Yet a docking station can help turn any of the Galaxy Book 3 Pro devices into a true workstation. Docking stations, when paired with a laptop, add a bigger selection of ports like VGA, HDMI, and USB-A, that make connections to accessories like projectors printers, webcams, phones, and microphones easier and less of a hassle when sitting at a desk in front of a monitor. Simply plug the cable into the dock, rather than go digging at the side of your Galaxy Book 3 Pro and go looking for ports, especially while it’s charging and another port might already be occupied.

We’ve collected nine of our favorite docking stations for you below. These include the higher-priced official Samsung dock, to cheaper USB-C dongles from Anker and Hiearcool. Whatever your needs might be, there’s likely something for you on this list. We did our best to highlight the needs of all budgets and collected docks with all sorts of feature sets like pass-through charging, Thunderbolt connectivity, and more.

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    Samsung Multiport Adapter

    The Samsung Multiport Adapter is one of the official docks for the Galaxy Book 3 Pro series. It’s compact and has a long cable length, letting you add USB-A, USB-C, and Ethernet ports to your device easily.

  • If all you need are some additional ports, this hub is a great choice. It gives you HDMI, USB, Ethernet, a headphone jack, and SD card readers for less than $100. It can also charge your laptop at up to 85W, though it depends on the power adapter you have.
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    Anker 655 8-in-1 USB-C Hub

    If Samsung’s official Multiport Adapter is hard to find for you, then this alternative from Anker will be just as good. It has a fabric USB cable and gets you an HDMI port, USB-A ports, as well as SD and microSD card readers. The outside of the dock is also made of leather, which makes it unique and worth the high premium price.

  • If you really just need a few extra ports and don't want to spend a lot, this small USB-C hub from Hiearcool has all the basics - two USB Type-A ports, a microSD and full-size SD card reader, and HDMI, plus it supports passthrough charging. It even comes in a few fun colors to choose from.
    Hiearcool 7-in-1 USB-C hub
    Hiearcool 7-in-1 USB-C hub

    Just want a few extra ports without spending a lot of money? At $25, that’s what this Hiearcool 7-in-1 USB-C Hub is for. It’s great for carrying on the go away from your desk and features two USB Type-A ports, a microSD and full-size SD card reader, and HDMI. It also supports passthrough charging.

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    Anker 651 USB-C Dock

    Anker’s 651 USB-C dock lets you connect to dual displays and gets you extra USB Type-A ports. Best of all, it also can wirelessly charge your Samsung phone, too.

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    CalDigit Element Hub

    The CalDigit Element Hub is one of the more compact desk-based docks for the Galaxy Book Pro 3 series. It is designed to give you additional USB-A ports as well as Thunderbolt 4 ports. It even provides up to 60W of charging for your laptop. There are not a lot of ports on this dock, so it’s great for those who want a budget-friendly Thunderbolt 4 dock.

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    CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock

    This CalDigit dock offers the most ports out of any on our list. It has a ton of USB-A ports, and USB-C ports, and even offers microSD card readers. Best of all, the premium aluminum chassis matches the premium finish of the Galaxy Book 3 Pro series.

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    Kensington SD5780T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station

    This Kensington docking station is designed for those who want a low-profile aluminum dock on their desk. Like other docks, it gets you extra USB-A, USB-C ports, and HDMI ports, but the difference is that his dock has slots and mounting holes that make it easy to mount on a shelf or on a wall.

  • This Plugable dock is special because it's the only one that can support up to three 4K displays on the 13-inch M1 and M2 MacBook Pro models, and you can choose HDMI or DisplayPort for each one. Plus, it has USB Type-A, Ethernet, and other ports.
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    Plugable UD-ULTC4K

    This isn’t a Thunderbolt dock which makes it more affordable, but you still end up getting a lot of extra ports and the ability to connect to three 4K 60Hz displays at once. That’s on top of the added USB-A ports.

  • The NOVOO 8-in-1 USB C dock is the tiniest Docking Station on this list, earning it the most portable title. Despite its tiny size, it packs 3 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an Ethernet port, a USB Type-C port with up to 100W passthrough charging, an HDMI port, and an SD card reader. That's a lot of ports for something as tiny as this. Makes me wonder why some fruity OEMs can't offer more than two USB Type- C ports on their laptops.
    NOVOO 8-in-1 USB-C Dock
    NOVOO 8-in-1 USB-C Dock

    For those who will be away from their desk and need a portable docking station, check out this one from Novoo. It is one of the smallest docks on the market and has 3 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an Ethernet port, and a USB Type-C port. It even supports 100W passthrough charging and has an HDMI port, and an SD card reader.

Those are about all the docks we recommend for the Galaxy Book 3 series. We highly suggest picking up the official dock for the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro series, the Samsung Multiport Adapter. This adapter is quite expensive at $100, but it’s the one that Samsung sells on its website, and has a finish and design that matches your new laptop. Of course, you also can spend close to $100 on a better product, like the Anker 651 USB-C dock which packs in the ability for you to wirelessly charge your phone while at your desk.

If those docks aren’t to your liking, through, then don’t worry. While on the higher-end and even more expensive than Samsung’s solution, Thunderbolt docks like the CalDigit TS4 or the Kensington SD5780T can offer faster data transfer speeds when paired with the right SSDs, and sport premium aluminum finishes that sit great next to your Galaxy Book.

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    Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro

    The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro is a premium aluminum laptop with 13th-generation Intel Core processors and options for a 14-inch or 16-inch screen.

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    Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360

    The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 is a 16-inch convertible laptop with a stunning AMOLED display and 13th-gen Intel Core processors. A 5G model is also on the way.