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a_1200
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Yoga 720 dock compatibility

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

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!

 

Regards,
Prabhansh
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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

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


@a_1200 wrote:

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.

 

Cheers, 

Prabhansh

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

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

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

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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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

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

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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

 
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Re: Yoga 720 dock compatibility

I use my Yoga 720 with the Thunderbolt 3 Dock with two external monitors running as extentions of the (3rd) laptop screen. Definitely not limited to one external display through thunderbolt port.

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