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Lenovo Flex 5 1470 Docking Station

2017-08-15, 8:41 AM

Any one using a docking station for Lenovo Flex 5 1470 ? If so which model. I need to connect 2 external LCD and the USB-C port looks like data only so displaylink type of devices will not work.


Also what is the difference between USB 3 and USB-C Data only , speed, 5 Gbs vs 10 Gbs







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Re: Lenovo Flex 5 1470 Docking Station

2017-08-17, 22:03 PM
I called Lenovo sales support and the guy said their compatibility list doesn't list any compatible docks for this model. Of course he also said that any of their USB docks "should" work with it, despite not knowing that the USB-C port is data only. He transferred me to tech support, but the system said I have to go to the web site for this line of laptops.

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Re: Lenovo Flex 5 1470 Docking Station

2018-11-16, 2:31 AM

I actually have the the Flex 5 1570 laptop.  15".  I went ahead and ordered the Lenovo Universal Doc USB-C dock based on the recommendationb of TWO different Lenovo sales reps on the chat line.  I also wanted to run two external monitors using the dock's two Display Ports.  It would NOT work no matter what I tried.  I called Lenovo technical support who connected remotely to my laptop.  They confirmed that the USB-C port on my laptop does NOT support video transfer out to the dock, and on to the external monitors.  a HUGE dissapointment!!! 


You buy a system in 2017 advertising USB-C support and you buy it.  But wait, you have to go and read the manual first before buying to notice that little blurp saying it is for "data transfer" only.  Not in the sales literature.  What do you call that?  I know what I would call it!!


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Re: Lenovo Flex 5 1470 Docking Station

2019-11-24, 14:47 PM

Hi Jay,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us, I would be happy to help!

The Lenovo Flex 5 only supports data only via the USB-C port, which indicates that our USB-C based docking stations with DisplayPort Alt-Mode and Power delivery will not be compatible with your system.

However, if you utilize a USB-C to USB 3.0 A adapter, much like this one -> https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Rankie… 906

Then, you can utilize our UD-3900 Multi Display Docking Station which supports 2 displays, 1 via HDMI and 1 via DVI. It also has 2 front USB 3.0 ports, 4 rear USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and both Audio input/output ports.

I hope this information helps, please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns, and I would be happy to assist!

Thank you for your time,
Product Owner & Technical Support
www.plugable.com/support 15


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Re:Lenovo Flex 5 1470 Docking Station

2020-03-27, 21:46 PM

ANybody have a solution or work around to display 2 more monitors in extended view????

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