Acer Launches New Works With Chromebook-Certified Dock for Business Productivity

Editor’s Summary

  • Acer announces a new Works With Chromebook-certified dock that simplifies networking and the process of connecting to external displays or peripherals
  • The Acer USB Type-C Dock D501 supports up to three external displays[1], [2] and offers excellent connectivity via six USB ports
  • Acer has previously launched a variety of other Works With Chromebook-certified accessories, including a pair of wireless mice and a USB-C to USB-C cable

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (September 30, 2021) Acer today expanded its range of Works With Chromebook-certified accessories with the Acer USB Type-C Dock D501, a new device that simplifies the process of connecting multiple displays or peripherals to a Chromebook. The dock has undergone significant testing and been verified as meeting Chromebook’s compatibility standards[3] in order to assure users that it will work seamlessly with their Chrome OS devices.

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Laptop computers offer convenience and portability, but some jobs require more screen real estate. Sometimes it’s more comfortable to use a mouse than a trackpad. Peripherals offer working professionals more flexibility to create a setup that suits them, and many take advantage of this with an external monitor—or two—a keyboard and mouse, perhaps a USB stick or external hard drive for backing up data, and more. A docking station allows all of these things to be connected by plugging in a single USB Type-C connector, keeping desks clean and reducing the number of steps required to get up and running come Monday morning.

Acer USB Type-C Dock D501

The Acer USB Type-C Dock D501 (ADK020) simplifies the process of connecting a Chrome OS Device to up to three extended displays[1], [2] via DisplayPort and HDMI ports[4], making it an excellent choice for users who work with large amounts of information and need more screen real-estate than a single device allows. From there, six USB ports (4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A) offer the flexibility to connect any additional peripherals necessary for a given job.  It also supports USB-C Power Delivery to charge devices via a USB-C connection and includes a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port for wired networking.

Of particular note, the dock’s firmware can be updated while connected to a Chrome OS Device, ensuring maximum compatibility with the peripherals of today and ensuring that they will be able to be used well into the future.

Other Works With Chromebook-Certified Accessories

The new D501 Chromebook dock adds to Acer’s existing lineup of Works With Chromebook-certified accessories, which currently includes:

  • The Acer Wireless Mouse M501 (AMR800) and Acer Wireless Mouse M502 (AMR020) offer 1,600 DPI and 1,200 DPI of sensitivity, respectively, allowing for reliable and responsive navigation around the screen. The shape of the mice has been designed to be comfortable for both right- and left-handed users.
  • The Acer USB-C to USB-C Cable (ACB910) connects USB-C devices and peripherals, allowing users to charge their devices while simultaneously transferring data at speeds of up to 10 Gbps—and to utilize USB-C displays, hard drives and other peripherals without having to bring a multitude of cords.

Pricing and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.


[1] The number of displays simultaneously supported is also dependent on the capabilities of a user’s Chromebook and/or laptop.
[2] Maximum resolution when supporting three external displays is limited to Full HD (1920 X 1080).
[3] This product works with devices capable of running the latest version of Chrome OS and has been certified to meet Google's compatibility standards. Google is not responsible for the operation of this product or its compliance with safety requirements. Chromebook and the Works With Chromebook badge are trademarks of Google LLC.
[4] The dock includes a standalone HDMI port and DisplayPort, plus an additional “combined” HDMI port and DisplayPort, of which only one can be used at a given time. This means that, according to their needs at a given time, users may use either 2x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI or 1x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI, allowing for a total of three display output ports.

 

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