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Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-05-25, 0:08 AM

Is the Yoga 720 (both 13" and 15") compatible with the Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock? I'm interested in hooking up 3 external monitors, and am looking to purchase either the 13" or 15" models.

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-05-25, 9:12 AM

Hi a_1200,

Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.

As I understand that you have query regarding compatibility of Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock with Lenovo Yoga 720

Unfortunately, it is not supported with your system according to Lenovo.

 

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Prabhansh
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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-05-25, 11:45 AM

Would it be compatible with something like this then?

 

https://www.amazon.ca/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-Cable-20Gbps-Charger/dp/B01ANR4CYE

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-05-25, 12:00 PM

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Would it be compatible with something like this then?

 

https://www.amazon.ca/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-Cable-20Gbps-Charger/dp/B01ANR4CYE


It should work fine as your system does have USB 3.1 Type-C (with the functions of Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort) but I'll suggest while purchasing aftermarket acessories do check for good return policy as well.

 

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-05-27, 19:19 PM

I did not try the thunderbolt dock, but I do have the Thinkpad USB C dock and it works out of the box with the lenovo yoga 720.  The only exception is that the power button on the dock does not do anything with the yoga 720.  Also if you're using it in clamshell mode, you cannot wakeup the computer with an external keyboard or mouse that's connected to the dock.  You have to open the lid and close it to wake it back up.  

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-06-12, 23:54 PM

I have the 13in 720 and tried a third party USB-C docking station, IOGEAR GUD3C02 with dual video out, and could not detect my second monitor connected via MDP.  Does the dual video out via DisplayPort on the Lenovo USB-C docking station work for both your external monitors?  The one I found online and will most likely try out is:  http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/docking/universal-cable-docks-usb/Thinkpad-USB-C-Dock/p/40A90090US

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-06-22, 1:42 AM

I also want to know if the Lenovo TB3 dock works. Just because the Yoga 720 isn't listed as a compatible model doesn't convince me.

 

Does the dock require drivers that are laptop-specific? Doesn't seem likely to me, but I see that Lenovo has links to drivers for the compatible laptop models, where you're supposed to make sure you have the latest drivers for Intel HD and Thunderbolt, as well as latest BIOS and TB firmware.

 

Maybe I'll go look and see if anyone has used the Lenovo TB3 dock with an "incompatible" model. I'm going to guess that people have done it, but I've been really bad at guessing lately.

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

2017-06-28, 7:14 AM

Sorry to sound so sceptical earlier. After research, I see that many laptops are limited to 1 external display over the TB3 port, Yoga 720 included. To drive more external displays, you have to rely on other options. So I bought this even though it's only USB3.0 (5gbps): https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y5B7BDD

Should be delivered tomorrow. Hoping for lag-free dual QHD over DP. If it fails to provide that, I will look for a USB3.1 10gbps solution.

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2017-07-01, 23:06 PM

I use the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock with my Yoga 720. Works great. Power button does nothing...

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