Title: This is the absolute best solution for supporting dual 4K monitors for MacBook Pro 2020-Intel
Content: This is DAY 1, so we will see about longevity. That said, I've tried and returned just about every one of the "portabe, fits in your pocket, supports dual monitors" dongle/dock options available on Amazon (at the time of this review). None of them work. At least, not for the Intel-based MacBook Pro 2020. I did NOT want to spend this much money when it seemed there were good options for a little as 1/3 the cost of this. ANYWAY, on to the review: PROS: Works RIGHT out of the box. I plugged in 2 brand new LG 4K monitors @60hz, an very old USB-A external hard drive, external USB-A webcam, and a USB-A Jabra external hands-free speaker/mic. It took me less than 2 minutes to set up (which was just plugging stuff in). I'm connecting my external keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth to the Mac so to not waste ports on those. The unit is SOLID (heavy) and feels quality-built. It also has its own power plug (this could be considered a con, too, I guess). Since it has its own power, my MacBook Pro runs much much cooler than with the other docs I tested that don't have native power. My MacBook fan used to be running quite a bit with the others as it ran hot/warm as did the docks. So, I feel like this unit puts WAY less stress on the MacBook Pro. CONS: It is heavy! And, the power transformer it comes with is the same size and also heavy. Now, there are many reviews who'd already mentioned that so it was not a surprise. It is NOT the thing you toss in a side pocket of your computer bag and forget about it. Now, the size is definitely still "travel-able." Like I said, the combo of the unit and transformer easily outweighs my MacBook Pro. Considering the ONLY con I can really find so far is the weight and, arguably, the need for its own power plug, this is hands down the best dock I've tested...and will absolutely keep. Plus, I considered this: on the road, I don't have the possibility of dual monitors anyway. If I'm in a hotel or boardroom, I'm connecting to one external screen and that's it. So, for the road, I'm keeping at least one of these little VAVA dongles that each give me a single external HDMI port plus extra USB-A & C ports, SD card slot, etc. They're cheap and do the trick plus don't need a power plug so I can use them with the MacBook Pro totally mobile. I was using 2 of these devices (one on either side of the MacBook Pro) to do what this Ivanky unit is doing. I will now use the Ivanky on my home/office desk and the VAVA when traveling. I hope this helps those of you wanting to make sure you're getting the bang for the buck on this unit. I will update this review if I run into any problems so, if you don't see any updates, you can assume all is still well. 4/12: Just a quick positive add: I also love the fact that this dock allows me to restart my MacBook and bring everything back on line without having to open the MacBook and log in again. This was an issue that I ran into with all the other dock options I tested.