Best answer: The Surface Laptop 2 connects to the Surface Dock 2 with the proprietary Surface Connect port for data transfer and charging. Thanks to the Dock 2’s refresh with modern ports and other extra goodies, it makes a great addition to the Laptop 2.
Updated docking station: Surface Dock 2 ($260 at Microsoft)
The front of the dock has two USB-C 3.2 ports, each with 15W of charging power for connected accessories. The back holds the majority of ports, with Ethernet, dual USB-A 3.2 (10Gbps), dual USB-C 3.2, and 3.5mm audio. The side of the dock has a Kensington lock slot for increased security in an office environment.
The dual rear USB-C ports are meant to connect external displays, and the Dock 2 is capable of powering up to two 4K displays each at a 60Hz refresh rate or two 5K displays, each at a 30Hz refresh rate. If you want to turn your Surface Laptop 2 into a workstation with high-res monitors, you should have no issues.
What about charging and other compatibility?
The Surface Dock 2 should work with any Surface products released 2017 or later, so along with the Surface Laptop 2, these devices make up the compatibility list:
- Surface Book 2
- Surface Book 3
- Surface Pro (2017)
- Surface Pro 6
- Surface Pro 7
- Surface Pro X
- Surface Go
- Surface Go 2
- Surface Laptop
- Surface Laptop 3
- Surface Studio 2
Get the Surface Dock 2 and add ports to your Surface Laptop 2
The Surface Dock 2 will allow you to use wired internet with your Surface Laptop 2, as well as connect dual external 4K displays at 60Hz for a truly powerful workstation. Your devices will charge while connected, as will your Surface Laptop 2.
Add more ports to your Surface Laptop 2
With an updated port selection, better monitor support, and increased charging power, the Surface Dock 2 is an excellent option for the Laptop 2.