When comparing OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock vs LandingZone Dock, the Slant community recommends OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock for most people. In the question“What are the best docks for a 15" Macbook Pro?” OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock is ranked 1st while LandingZone Dock is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock is:
The OWC dock has 12 ports. It has: five USB 3.0 ports, audio in/out, FireWire 800, Ethernet, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and finally, and HDMI port. This is an impressive array of ports, more than any other Thunderbolt 2 dock on the market.
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Pro Great array of ports
The OWC dock has 12 ports. It has: five USB 3.0 ports, audio in/out, FireWire 800, Ethernet, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and finally, and HDMI port.
This is an impressive array of ports, more than any other Thunderbolt 2 dock on the market.
Pro Great read/write speeds
According to tests, the speed from the Tunderbolt 2 ports in OWC's dock were 323MBps, which is higher than the average of 321.4MBps for read and 262.9MBps vs 264MBps for write.
The read and write speeds for the USB 3 ports were also pretty good as well. 304.6MBps for read and 254.7MBps for write.
Pro The USB 3 ports provide really high total current
All five USB 3.0 ports provide a total of 6 amps (1.5 each of the two ports on the side and 1 for each of the ports on the back) , the OWC's dock's USB 3.0 ports provide a relatively high total current compared to other options. This makes it better suited for charging mobile devices than competitors.
Pro Light and protable
the dock itself is compact and light making it portable if you ever need to take it with you.
Pro Ability to be secured
The dock has the ability to be secured using a Kensington keyed laptop lock (sold separately).
Pro Relatively cheap
The dock has everything the average mac user needs for a decent price.
Con Doesn't come with a Thunderbolt cable out of the box
Con Looks cheap
The dock is made out plastic that makes it look really cheap.