07-01-2013 10:22 AM
I ordered an S431 (which only has one HDMI port for display output). I currently use two monitors from my laptop, and was wondering if the OneLink dock would allow me to continue to do so. Would I be able to connect to one monitor using the HDMI output from the dock and another from the laptop, or will using the dock disable the HDMI output on the laptop?
07-04-2013 06:04 AM
08-13-2013 01:27 PM
Hi Michael, I just ordered 2 Thinkpad E431's with OneLink docks, with the expectation of adding dual monitors on each laptop. Are you able to confirm this setup also works with the E431? Much appreciated!
08-27-2013 01:16 AM - edited 08-27-2013 01:17 AM
Yes, it allow to use HDMI from the dock and HDMI from laptop together. You can use your two monitors.
Actually you can also use your laptop LCD with two external together.
That means you have total 3 screen at the same time.
Try it, when you get it
That sort of defeats the purpose. That is why I stick with the "classic" Lenovo USB 3.0 dock. There at least you can connect two (DVI) monitors to the dock. The Onelink concept is ruined by having to connect a second monitor to your laptop. Ideally, the Onlink dock would have 2(!) HDMI connectors on the dock itself, as well as an option to swap the Onelink cable for a USB 3.0 cable. The "classic" Lenovo USB 3.0 dock has this and therefore can also be used on Macbooks,which allows me to alternate between my MacBook Air and my X1 Carbon
09-24-2013 10:18 AM
Ideal would actually have 2xdisplayport instead of hdmi, i'm worried that I won't be able to connect even one 2560 display to the dock with hdmi which is usually capped at 1920. It's similar with USB dock, it would be able to go up to 2560 with display link that is inside but it would need display port to do it, not dvi :/
11-16-2013 10:26 PM
11-17-2013 05:45 AM
So far I only managed to run it straight from thinkpad yoga using mini-hdmi -> hdmi cable. I didn't get dock together with laptop because of courier error and should have it on Monday. I'm very casual gamer, probably not very sensitive to input lat, but i played mass effect yesterday and it was ok.
11-18-2013 01:29 PM
Got the dock today and unfortunately it does not work (caps resolution at 1920x1080). I am sure it is a dock because if I switch the same cable from dock directly to yoga (with hdmi->minihdmi adapter) it works with full resolution
oh lenovo why? i so much wanted it to work....
11-20-2013 09:15 PM