Use Surface dock as USB Hub

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  1. onayrda

    onayrda New Member

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    hello guys, I got my SP4 i7/16/256 yesterday to replace my Alienware 13 2014 edition...
    the first device have a line dead pixel in the middle of screen (pretty bad dead pixel)..luckily the seller replace with the brand new device..the second device is perfectly fine :)

    Loving my SP4 but would like to extend its power. Just out of curiosity is the dock can use as USB hub?? can it work without power cable??
     
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    bluegrass Well-Known Member

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    Sure. The new Surface hubs have 4 USB ports plus you have the one on your Surface so it's about the same as having a 5 port hub.
     
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    Can the surface dock work without the power cable??
     
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    Not in my experience, the dock needs to be plugged in to work....
     

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