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Best docking station for Legion 7i

2020-09-04, 13:17 PM

Hello all,

 

I recently purchased a Legion 7i laptop (15IMH05).  I'd like to get a docking station to hold all my peripherals so that I can just have 1 or 2 cords attached vs. many.  I recognize the Legion 7i does not support Thunderbolt passthrough charging so the power cable will always need to be connected.

 

Could anyone recommend a good Thunderbolt docking station that doesn't have power passthrough that would be compatible with the Legion 7i?  I don't want to fry the new laptop and I haven't been able to find one through Lenovo or Google.

 

I don't need a ton of ports but it would be nice to have the ability to send sound out to speakers, monitor hookup, some USB A and USB C and potentially a Thunderbolt port for the future.

 

Any ideas or experience you have with a dock for Legion 7i would be greatly appreciated!

 

Mike

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Re:Best docking station for Legion 7i

2020-09-04, 13:54 PM

The good news is that all USB-C docks use the same protocol, so literally just take your pick from Amazon, or Lenovo's Thinkpad line if you are so inclined.

 

Now... according to USB-C spec,  if you plug a power providing dock into a laptop that doesn't support it then nothing bad will happen.  The laptop should be designed to ignore the power.  I would feel 90% comfortable that Lenovo is adhering to that spec.  However, to be sure, just buy a dock that doesn't provide power.

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Re:Best docking station for Legion 7i

2020-09-04, 13:54 PM

The good news is that all USB-C docks use the same protocol, so literally just take your pick from Amazon, or Lenovo's Thinkpad line if you are so inclined.

 

Now... according to USB-C spec,  if you plug a power providing dock into a laptop that doesn't support it then nothing bad will happen.  The laptop should be designed to ignore the power.  I would feel 90% comfortable that Lenovo is adhering to that spec.  However, to be sure, just buy a dock that doesn't provide power.

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Re:Best docking station for Legion 7i

2020-09-04, 19:27 PM
Awesome, thanks! Was hoping for thunderbolt if possible but there don’t seem to be many that don’t supply power and I’m not entirely sure I’m willing to gamble.
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