07-26-2018 10:12 AM
I wish to connect my 24" Dell monitor (it has every port imaginable) to my Lenovo Yoga 720 WITHOUT using the Thunderbolt port.
Is this possible?
I am a Jazz musician and I with to use the external display for (1) reading complicatedf [e.g., classical piano] sheet music and (2) for use with DAWs (digital audio workstations, such as Abelton, Pro Tools, etc., where there is LOTS of info crammed in tight and a large monitor is needed).
My Yoga's TB port is used for a 500 gig Samsung external hard drive. The Samsung houses my music programs (e.g., the DAWs, Ivory piano, Easy Drummer, etc.), and I placed them there for the fast speed (this really helps eliminate the latency on the pianos). I don't need fast speed with the monitor; my prior Lenovo G780 worked just fine with my 24" Dell monitor; the G780 had an HDMI port.
I don't find a "TB dock" that has (1) HDMI, display port, etc. AND (2) another TB port.
Does such a thing exist?
I've tried the crappy "USB montitors." They (1) suck and (2) are not 24".
Am I screwed here?
- Jeff Newton (Jazz saxophonist and pianist)
07-26-2018 07:38 PM - edited 07-26-2018 07:41 PM
First off, what I can think of is a Mini-HDMI... Will look at the specs and see if that exists.
Secondly - the only ports I see in the specs online are USB and USB-C ports. If yours has a TB port I am not finding it.
If it is a USB-C port we are speaking of - a USB-C Hub with video pass thru may be the solution here. The hub that I am thinking of is similar to this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP6P42809&cm_re=USB-c_Hub-_-17-707-439-_-Produ... on newegg.com - my go to site for most of my gear.
07-26-2018 09:41 PM
Thank you for the reply! IThe Yoga 720's USB C port accomodates Thunderbolt.
I looked at the Startech and if the performance of the Samsung external SSD will be similar, this might be a good solution indeed.
I guess I would also need a USB C to some type of video adapter, correct?
The 720 does not have any video ports, inclulding, but not limited to, mini display port.
I'll try the Startech!
- Jeff Newton
07-27-2018 01:37 AM
07-27-2018 10:38 AM
also work? It's only $37.
In the alternative, even though it's expensive, anybody have any thoughts on a USB 3.0 monitor, like THIS:
07-28-2018 08:49 AM
07-28-2018 09:32 AM
Yes, and an expensive one (the USB monitor). Why Lenovo cheraped out and didn't see fit to put at least a mini HDMI port in the 720 is beyond me; there's plenty of room in the cabinet for one. Why should I have to jump through hoops and spend big bucks just to use an external monitor? My current montor was $250, and it's brilliant. I don't want to buy another one, and I don't want to buy a large dongle with stuff I don't need, but I guess those are my only options. But if you think the $27 dongle will work, I'll buy tht one! Thanks.....
Now, if I could just get the 720 to stop delaying and cascading when I try to open a folder! I thought this thing was supposed to be FAST?
07-29-2018 08:16 PM