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cheju
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USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

Does Lenovo sell a compatible docking station for the USB Type-C port? I am looking for a ethernet port, video port (HDMI & VGA) and multiple USB 3.0 ports on a dock that connects to the new USB Type-C port.

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

As far as I know, Lenovo currently doesn't offer a USB Type C docking station for the Yoga 900.

 

As you can't charge the Yoga 900 using the USB Type C port, you have to plug in two cables anyway.

 

You might consider buying this adapter by Dell: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Adapter-Type-Ethernet-470-ABQN/dp/B012DT6KW2

 

Unfortunately, it only has one USB 3.0 port, but it offers one HDMI, one VGA and one Ethernet port as desired.

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

This one gets close, but no VGA Smiley Sad    The one linked by fb1996 + a USB 3.0 hub might do it if you don't mind another gadget.

 

(not tested by me - just an example)  UNITEK USB Type C Multi-in-1 Universal Docking Station Pro

 

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

I've tested two type-c network adapters so far and neither is stable using the type-c port. I would be concerned about the stability of any network adapter.

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

That's not good news Smiley Sad

 

Which ones have you tried and what sort of instability?

 

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

These two devices

 

This one works perfectly on the standard USB ports

http://www.centralcomputers.com/p-407534-unitek-y-3464a-usb30-aluminium-gigabit-ethernetconverter-wi...

 

This one is native type-c

http://www.centralcomputers.com/p-403068-usb-31-type-c-male-to-rj45-adapterproduct.aspx

 

Both are Realtek based adapters. When trying the type-c port, they disconnect and connect over and over. Completely unstable and useless.

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

This is the one I've tried.  Seemed to work but I didn't test extensively.  Will do so and report back.  Don't know which chip they use.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XU6PM68?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

 

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

It's probably the same since there's a Unitek branded version of that, but you would need to check when you have the device plugged in. Though if you're not having an issue with Realtek type-c network adapters, what's going on with my notebook?
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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

I only made a cursory test.  Can't say that there's no problem.  As I said - I'll try to test further if I can make time.

 

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Re: USB Type-C docking station for Yoga 900

In case it makes a difference: are you experiencing the disconnects when on battery, AC mains, or both?

 

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