Use Dell docking station with Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices

The Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise and Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Enterprise Chromebooks have some additional features for the following Dell docking stations:

  • Dell Docking Station - WD19
  • Dell Thunderbolt Docking Station - WD19TB (Only in USB Type-C compatible mode)

Additional features

Here are the some additional features available with the docking stations listed above:

  • Update Dock Firmware—The Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise and Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise devices will provide firmware updates to the compatible docking stations. The update process can take up to 60 seconds. The docking station will not function at this time.
     
  • MAC address pass through—The Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise and Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise allows the admin to choose the MAC address that the Dell WD19 / WD19TB Docking Station uses when it’s connected to these devices.
     
  • Dock fan error messages—The Dell WD19/WD19TB Docking Station has a fan on the inside. In case the fan fails to operate, a notification will appear in Chrome OS. If you see this notification, please have your dock serviced. For more details, contact Dell support.

Supported display resolutions

The Dell Docking Station - WD19 and Dell Thunderbolt Docking Station - WD19TB will support the following video resolution configurations on Chromebooks:

  • 4k@30Hz (3840x2160@30Hz) = 1 display
  • QHD@60Hz (2560x1440@60Hz) = 2 displays
  • FHD@60Hz(1920x1080@60Hz) = 2 displays 

Thunderbolt 3 is not supported

Chromebooks do not support Thunderbolt features and the Thunderbolt Docking Stations will only work in USB Type-C compatible mode. 

 For more information on the Dell Docking Stations, go to Dell support.
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