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zephyrfire
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Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

Hi,

 

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?

 

Thank you!

Michael_Y
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

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 Smiley Happy
zephyrfire
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

Thank you very much!

jescro
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

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!

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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors


@Michael_Y wrote:
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 Smiley Happy

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

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cuba_guy
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

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 :/

AlphaG
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

cuba_guy,

I understand that you have successfully run a 2560 x 1440 monitor off of onelink HDMI? Is there anything special about getting this to work at full resolution? How is the lag?
cuba_guy
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

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.

cuba_guy
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

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 Smiley Sad

 

oh lenovo why? i so much wanted it to work....

AlphaG
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Re: Lenovo OneLink Dock with Multiple Monitors

Well I was counting on using a large display at my desk, but if that display is limited to 1080p, I'm just going to get another convertible with a docking station that does support higher resolutions. The Thinkpad yoga looked so good to me otherwise. Thank you very much for the follow up...

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