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45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

Hey guys, Hello Lenovo Support!

 

I was wondering, if I could use the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 (45N6678), which was originally shipped for T510, with my new W520 (4282W17)...

 

I only need a DVI-out with 2560x1600dpi and a GBit LAN.

So that is why I'm not with the official supported dock (0A90204).

Furthermore the 0A90204 costs almost double of the 45N6678.

 

Thanx,

Soko

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

no you can't use it, you would need to use the mini dock series 3 170 watt, have a look here:

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Dock-compatibility-table-for-W500-W510-W520/ta-...

 

The dvi out port itself doesn't support WQXGA, if you need the dual link support you would need an active displayport to dual link dvi adapter. 

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Jin Li

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

Hello lead_org.

 

Thanx for the fast answer!

One more thing just to be on the save side: Even the expensive dock (0A90204) does not support duallink-DVI?

So your post here is about the 0A90204 dock, isn't it?

 

In conclusion: There is NO dock for the W520 which supports duallink-dvi?!?!

 

So the only way is with an active displayport to dual link dvi adapter. But there such a adapter is not offered by Lenovo.

Can I use the "HEWLETT PACKARD NR078AA" directly on the duallink port of the W520 (without dock) to get 2560x1600dpi support?

 

Very much thanx again...

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

you would need a displayport to dual link dvi active adapter, the brand won't matter, Lenovo don't have them since Lenovo don't sell any LCD that uses Dual Link DVI connection.

P.S. HP should work, so would a dell one, etc.

None of the series 3 dock have DVI that supports dual link.
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Jin Li

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

Hello,

 

Very much thanx again for your reply. It's great to write with such experts here!

 

So I won't buy a dock for my new W520 to connect it with my 30" TFT. I'm gonna get an active displayport to dual-link DVI adapter.

 

Greetings,

Soko

 

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

The W520 itself can support 3 screens (so one internal LCD, one on internal dp (@WQXGA resolution) + one on the VGA.

P.S. thanks for the compliment.
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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

You're wellcome!

 

That's sounds interesting. I think I will try to use the internal LCD with 1920x1080, the internal dp wit 2560x1600 and another TFT on the VGA with at least 1920x1080 at the same time  (just for fun Smiley Happy )

 

I'm wondering how Windows 7 is able to extend the hole desktop to such a configuration *lol*

 

greetings,

Soko

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

they will extend just fine, i have seen the setup in my friend's new W520 that he got shipped from US.
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Jin Li

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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

Nice!!!
Can't wait to get my hands on my 4282-W17.
greetz
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Re: 45N6678 ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 fits for W520?

http://msinetpub.vo.llnwd.net/d1/keithcombs/blog/images/Lenovo-ThinkPad-W520--_F3DA/MyDesk.jpg

this is someone using the W520 with the three screen setup, ultracool.
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Jin Li

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